One of my Rules of Thumb is to stick with dressings less than 50 calories per serving (2 Tablespoons) - I don't personally find salad dressing filling. Sticking with low calorie dressings is the way to go for me, so that I still get the taste but am not wasting (potentially) hundreds of calories.
Salad dressings can be deceiving! "Oil and vinegar" or clear dressings like vinaigrettes can seem like the best option, but they easily add 200-300 calories to salads. Personally, I'd like to spend those calories elsewhere!
Here’s a good visual!
You guys know I spend a lot of time at TJs - here are some of my favorites under 50 calories per 2 Tbsp.
Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette - 25 calories per 2 Tbsp
Green Goddess Salad Dressing - 20 calories per 2 Tbsp
Soy Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette - 35 calories per 2 Tbsp
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