Today, I want to share my favorite quick and easy dressing, for when I want a delicious salad in a hurry.
Simple Oil-Free Dressing
- 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard (or Dijon)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or to taste)
- Whisk the ingredients together, and pour over your favorite salad!
Per Serving (2 tablespoons): Calories: 35, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g
Now, you may be thinking, “Why would I want an oil-free dressing? Olive oil is a healthy fat.”
And you’d be right. It is a healthy fat!!
However, when you plan on enjoying a salad with toppings like goat cheese, avocados, or nuts, you’re already getting a dose of fat! Pouring a fat on top of another fat, just makes the whole digestive process more complicated.
Limiting your fat-intake to one type of fat per meal is a helpful tool if you want to lose weight, or simply want to feel better after meals! Anytime you help your digestive system out, you should feel better because of it! (and it may be a good boost for your immune system, too! Remember– 70% of our immune system is housed in our digestive tract! [source])
So next time you eat a salad, try it out and let me know how you feel!