I have a confession to make...I used to drench my salads in ranch and Caesar dressing! Not only did I cover my salads in these thick fattening dressings, but I also poured it over chicken, pizza, wraps, and quesadillas. Does this sounds familiar to you? The thing is that for a long time I wasn't aware that there was anything wrong with these dressings. I mean, I thought I was doing the healthy thing by choosing a salad and what else do you put on top of a salad? Creamy dressing, duh!
I'm not hating on salad dressings because they are high in fat, I hate on them because they are FAKE! That's right! These creamy delicious dressings are full of artificial flavors and colors, they are also loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals such preservatives and thickening agents, and rancid refined oils such as GMO canola and soybean oils that are high in inflammation causing Omega 6 fats. Who knowingly wants to eat chemical-filled fake foods that will wreak havoc on your health and your gut? Not this girl!
Once I realized what I was putting into my body and the destruction I was doing to my health, I started reaching for healthier salad dressing options that taste even better than those high calorie nutritionally void dressings. The amazing part is, I can make them at home in minutes and I don't have to worry about bad calories, excess sugars and rancid fats because I know exactly what is going into my dressing! I realize that life gets busy and you may want more of a convenience option, so you can also go for a healthier option like Tessemae's salad dressing which you can grab at Whole Foods.
Below is a super healthy recipe that you can whip together and enjoy on your favorite salad tonight! This dressing not only tastes delicious but it also has amazing health benefits such as: natural detoxification from the lemon and apple cider vinegar, fights inflammation with olive oil, boosts your immune system with garlic, orange and thyme. Let me know what you think!