When you are served salad with dressing you can cut the amount of fat and salt significantly and still enjoy your side dish. Just spoon some of your water on the salad. Much of the heavy dressing will go to the bottom of the bowl. Then you'll be able to eat your veggies without all the calories you did not want! This trick works particularly well with cole slaw.
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Getting salad dressing on the side is a no brainer when trying to eat better, but often the containers they bring out contain more dressing than they would have put on the salad in the first place! Dip your fork into your dressing before getting a bit of salad. That way every bite has a bit of dressing, but you save lots of calories. I can generally eat an entire dinner salad with 1 tsbp (or less) of dressing this way.
To avoid adding extra calories to your salad, ask for your salad dressing on the side and dip your FORK (without any salad on it) into the salad dressing THEN load your fork with salad. You still get the flavor of the salad dressing and you will barely dent the surface of your dressing.
When eating out, I ask for the dressing on the side. When my salad arrives, rather than pouring the dressing over the salad, I dip each forkful of salad into the dressing. After I've eaten the salad, I usually have dressing left in the cup. Saves calories.
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