Choose This, Not That: Salad Dressing

how to choose a healthy salad dressing

Salad dressings can liven up a meal and make veggies/salads more tolerable BUT most are loaded with:

  • inflammatory omega-6 fats (i.e. canola oil, soybean oil)
  • added sugar
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • artificial sweeteners
  • artificial preservatives
  • artificial colors and flavors

To learn more about how these additives can impact your health, check out this A to Z Food Additive Glossary.

Instead of typical dressings like Hidden Valley Ranch or Kraft Thousand Island, try the homemade recipe below or either of the healthier brands pictured above. Primal Kitchen is my go-to — their Green Goddess dressing is delicious!

Creamy Avocado Hemp Dressing

Delicious and healthy salad dressing recipe

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ⅓ cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon (squeezed)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend completely. Enjoy!

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What is your favorite homemade dressing recipe?! Share below!

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