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I think salad dressing is one of the big pitfalls of many diets. Many folks think that if they are eating a salad, they have a made a healthy choice. But what ingredients are lurking in most salad dressings? Bottled and restaurant dressings are often filled with GMO ingredients, extra sugars or fake sugars that increase cravings and signal your body to store fat instead of burn it, and tons of extra calories. Not a great combination when you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
For this reason we suggest making your own salad dressings and the good news is that it's easy to do. Head on over to our blog, Fast & Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings, to learn more about the basics of making your own dressings, plus get 3 easy go to recipes.
We are excited to share this apple cider vinaigrette recipe-it is one that I make every week because it's very versatile and goes well with many types of salad ingredients. I make a double batch at the beginning of the week and use it on my lunch and dinner salad greens most days. Raw apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and tons of uses outside consumption. Click here to learn our favorite 5 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette (PRINT RECIPE)
Makes about 4 servings
4 tablespoons olive oil or flax seed oil
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg's brand)
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup/honey/agave
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper (optional)
~Billie & Jen
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Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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