Everyone asks me what kind of dressing I use to not break the calorie (and fat and carb bank). Chances are, if a dressing is low in fat, it’s high in carbs, and if it’s low in carbs, it’s got serious fat. Dressings can turn a super healthy salad into a diet-disaster if you’re not careful. So here’s my speedy quick, low calorie, zero-fat and low-carb dressing. It’s tangy, spicy and kind of sweet all at once. I like it because I can pile on my veggies, protein AND fat (yep- avocado or nuts top my salads!), knowing that my dressing doesn’t add in any undesirables. For this salad, I used deli turkey for protein and my veggies for carbs. Avocado was my fat, and for fun, I cubed up a slice of coconut Paleo bread seasoned with garlic powder and baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. For those of you who don’t like the cardboard-y texture of Paleo bread, I encourage you to try making croutons.
2 teaspoons Trader Joes Chili Pepper Sauce
2 teaspoons Trader Joe’s Hot Sweet Mustard
1-1.5 tablespoons vinegar (balsamic, coconut, rice wine or red wine…even apple cider vinegar is ok)
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1 mini scoop concentrated Stevia
Dash garlic powder (optional)
Stir everything together. Toss with salad.
Serves 1- Calories: 40. Protein: 5.5, Fat: 0, Carb: 6