When you make a salad at home, do you measure your dressing? Or when eating out, do you get it on the side or just have them put it on? You might think the majority of your calories are coming from the greens, veggies and proteins in your bowl, but in reality, dressings often contain over two times the calories per gram from fat 😱 If youre trying to stick to a meal plan, this is one of the most important things that you need to measure! Here’s how I avoid overdoing the dressing at home or when eating out:
•At Home I’ll put my salad greens and veggies in a big bowl, then I toss them with my measured dressing so everything is nicely coated. Sometimes I’ll add some additional herbs and lemon/acv to help “spread” it throughout everything. 🤗
•When eating out, I ALWAYS ask for the dressing on the side, because often times the amount the restaurant puts on is so much more than the serving size...that’s twice the fat and sodium, which, depending on your dressing could amount to over 32 grams of fat and 600mg of sodium 😬Yikes...the more you know, right? 🤷🏽♀️ If you’d like more healthy hacks, stay tuned, and if you have more specific questions, feel free to email me! I’ll be posting more in the near future too 😉
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.