Mix your own salad dressing
While the dressing can often be the most exciting thing about a salad, the fat and calories can add up. An easy standby is to blend organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. You could also experiment with red wine or apple cider vinegars. “Keep in mind that a tablespoon of oil has about 13 grams of fat,” says Tsakos. For a creamy Caesar dressing substitute, Tsakos will mix a little lemon juice and dill or parsley with plain, organic yogurt.
To store: Refrigerate small batches. Olive oil will separate and solidify on the surface, so bring your dressing to room temperature and stir well before using.