Saturday, July 16, 2005

Lowfat salad dressings

Okay, I admit it. I went looking in my American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association cookbooks for lowfat salad dressings. There are actually some lowfat and nonfat dressings to make. The ADA dressings are lower in fat than the AHA dressings.

I wish the dietitian had given me a fat guideline of some sort -- how many fat exchanges per day for example. That would really have helped me.

Here's one from the internet:

Diabetic, Low-Fat Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

In food processor or blender, process cottage cheese and yogurt until smooth. Pour into bowl and stir in onions and seasonings. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so flavours develop. Store for up to one week. Stir before serving.

This has 3.8 g fat.

Okay, so a lowfat dressing is possible. Maybe I'm not going to suffer so much.

1 comment:

Patty said...

Did you make this salad dressing? How was it? I have a recipe for a low fat one that I heard about on Oprah. It was good but I'm pretty sure I added something extra to it, as in more fat, so it wasn't as low cal as it was supposed to be.