Friday, March 13, 2015

Food Friday: Healthy Salad Dressing

 As many of us are trying to eat better and find healthy alternatives to our favourites, you might be disgusted to learn how many calories we are wasting in salad dressing.  Here we are, thinking that eating salad is great!  But if you douse your lettuce in a thick, creamy, calorie-laden dressing, it's kind of counterproductive. :(

But, not to worry!  My absolute favourite nutritionist Joy McCarthy, author of one of my favourite books Joyous Health comes to the rescue!  In the above photo you can see that I have been making this dressing at home and just loving it.  It's nice to know I am adding healthy ingredients to a salad. 
Joy's done a very informative and interesting video on salad dressing:


Here is Joy's recipe:

Creamy Dressing Ingredients
Yields approximately 2 cups of dressing.
  • 2/3 cup raw (unsalted, unroasted) cashews (soak for an hour)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Method: Discard water from soaked cashews. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until creamy. Enjoy as a veggie dip or salad dressing!
Tip: Add 2 garlic cloves and you’ve got a Caesar salad dressing.

YUM! Seriously so delicious and easy to make!
oxox Mare

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