Ooooof! I think I indulged too much over Christmas. My scales tell me I didn't gain any weight, but I feel like I did... It's a good thing I love salads. Do you? I think I'll be eating more of them in the days to come. Good healthy ones...
I have a number of homemade dressing recipes I love using. This is one I make often, as we love Caesar Salad, and it's fairly "low cal". It is quick, easy and doesn't have any "exotic" ingredients; it takes less than 5 minutes to make. Hope you'll try it - let me know how you like it!
1/2 cup Miracle Whip (I use the low fat version)
1/4 cup milk (I use 2%)
2 Tblsp. lemon juice (I use fresh if I have it, but bottled works well too)
1 - 1.5 Tblsp. grainy Dijon mustard (the original recipe called for 2 Tblsp. Dijonnaise, but I am quite sure it is no longer produced, so I use a grainy Dijon. Use the lesser amount if you don't like it too mustardy)
1/4 cup grated parmesan (fresh is best, of course!!)
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1-2 crushed garlic cloves (to taste), crushed, minced or pressed- whatever your preferred method
Mix ingredients in given order, store in refrigerator. Make at least a few hours ahead of anticipated use, for best flavour. This makes enough for several good-sized salads, and will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Tear up freshly washed romaine lettuce. Toss with dressing and top with crumbled crispy bacon, croutons and freshly grated parmesan. Yummmmm.
"I really regret eating healthy today".. said no one ever.