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Before I begin, I wanna ask: I went to Vitamin Shoppe to buy an aspirin for my home made facial toner.they asked me what kind of ?

My next question is: I am not a huge dressing fan. I don't put a ton on and usually, I only dip my fork in the dressing as opposed to applying directly to my salad. I like ranch flavor but I know that one is bad for you. What have you found good, that is ok to eat on the program?..

Comments (47)

Your question was: I went to Vitamin Shoppe to buy an aspirin for my home made facial toner.they asked me what kind of ?

It's so yummy I would eat it even if I WEREN'T on NS!..

Comment #1

I looked at the Ken's but it was higher than 20 calories per you use only 1/2 a serving?..

Comment #2

I bought a Ken's fat free and after I got it home, I found out how many calories it had and it was all sugar..

It was good tho!..

Comment #3

I'm not always in the "mood" for salad, so some times I'll have just celery sticks, or buy already cut up veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower & peppers) and then use 2 tblspns of Hidden Valley Ranch FF dressing as a dip. It DOES taste like ranch! and if I want more, I'll mix in some of the Walden Farms ranch...

Comment #4

My family really enjoys the Paul Newman light Sesame Ginger,Honey Mustard, and Balsamic Vinegarette. We also like the T. Marzetti's light ranch, but it is higher in fat (8 g. per 2 T.) than the Paul Newman light choices, however we are big ranch lovers and this is the best one we have found, next to making it from scratch. Hope that is helpful ).


Mom to 3 active boys that I want to keep up with!..

Comment #5

I use the Walden Farms dressings that come in little packets. They are easier to carry around and measured out for me. My favorite brand, though, is Maple Grove Farms of Vermont....they make a delicious "cranberry balsamic" and "dijon vinaigrette". Also, Eating Right brand makes a "pomegranate & blueberry" dressing that is delicious. It does however, have 1 gram of fat, so I don't use it very often...I bought it in a supermarket in Colorado, and havent been able to find it here in NY, so it may be a store brand?...

Comment #6

I'm addicted to paul newmans light honey mustard salad dressing. I use 1 TB along with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Tip: Always use a salad makes a little dressing go a long way...

Comment #7

I love love love Ken's light country french. It is a little higher in fat, but it's so tangy and tastey that you don't have to use much at all. I count it as my fat with dinner. Yum!..

Comment #8

My whole family loves the Salad Spritzers by WishBone. They are only 1 calorie per spray and the recommended serving size is 10 sprays. The Balsamic Breeze is our favorite!..

Comment #9

Ken's lite balsamic viniagrette is a favorite - my husband would literally drink it if I let him, Newmans Own lite Caesar and Fanny's Lite italian (although I think you can only find that one in Mass.) I always add them as a fat...

Comment #10

Creamy Garlic Dressing.

Yield: 12 (1 tablespoon) servings.


- 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk.

- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.

- 2 large garlic cloves, minced.

- 1/4 teaspoon salt.

- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed.

- 1 teaspoon frozen apple juice concentrate.

- 1/4 teaspoon paprika.

- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.

- 2 dashes sesame oil.

- Dash red (cayenne) pepper.


Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth..

Chill before serving. Makes about 3/4 cup..

Nutritional Info:.

Calories: 11.

Protein: 1 g.

Sodium: 50 mg.

Carbohydrates: 2 g.

Exchanges: Free.


Smooth 'N Creamy Dressing.

Yield: 16 (1 tablespoon) servings.


- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise.

- 1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk.

- 2 tablespoons white vinegar.

- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.

- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder.

- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.


In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until.

Smooth. Serve, or cover and chill until ready to serve..

Nutritional Info:.

Calories: 27.

Protein: .5g.

Sodium: 85mg.

Carbohydrates: 2g.

Exchanges: .5 Fat..

Comment #11

I'm not a dressing fan at all. never have been. except for caesar dressing, which is so far off plan it ain't even funny. but, here's how I make my own "fake" caeser dressing:.

About a tblsp of minced garlic from the jar (the lazy garlic lover's friend).

1tblsp parmesan cheese (half a dairy/protein. the other 1/2 I add to my lunch entree).

And about a tblsp of FF sour cream (Tillamook makes the best, but I think it's regional. 1tblsm = 10 cal).

Mix them together in the bottom of the salad bowl and add chopped romaine a little at a time, stirring with each addition so everything is coated. creamy, garlicky, cheesy deliciousness in a bowl.

My GF likes the Hidden Valley FF ranch, Fred Meyer (Kroger) brand FF Zesty Italian, and the Newman's Own Light sesame ginger dressing...

Comment #12

I use either Salad Spritzers dressing or Walden Farms. I like them both...

Comment #13

I love the Wishbone Italian Spritzers. I love my own pseudo 1000 Island Dressing: 1 tbsp of Saffola mayonnaise mixed with 1tsp of ketchup, really nice taste. Interested in any opinions.......

Comment #14

I doscovered through plugging the stats into FitDay that the Red Wine, Balsamic, and Italian Spritzers are the lowest. The Asian Silk and Raspberry claim to have 1 calorie a spray, but FitDay said that 10 sprays weren't 10 calories; they were 13, and had a lot more sugar (!). Sugar just does not belong a major componant of salad dressing! So I stopped using those two. And I have never used the ones that claim 2 calories a spray. Why use 2 calories per spray when 1 tastes just as good? So I stick with only the Red Wine, Balsamic, and Italian now...

Comment #15

Maple Grove Dressings are awesome. So are Waldens farms...

Comment #16

Never been a fan of low cal/ff dressings, and have only used Newman's light sesame ginger or plain old balsamic vinegar, but I found a great ff dressing last week. Maple Grove Farms cranberry balsamic viniagretteso good!! It does have 6g of sugar per 2T serving, but only 20 calories. I will deal with the negligible sugar to enjoy such great flavor!..

Comment #17

I'm a fan of the Wishbone spritzers too..particularly because it makes it easy to use just a little...when I use the regular dressings measuring out just a tablespoon always seems like so little, and it is hard to spread it around..

When I don't have the spritzers around I use a recipe from my WeightWatcher days....

2 Tbl. vinegar.

1 Tbl oil (olive or canola for best taste).

1 pk Sweet N Low or Splenda.

1/4 tsp basil.

You can also try mixing in some fresh salsa with your favorite brand of low fat ranch - it makes it a little more interesting...

Comment #18

Me too!!!!!.

I add a little splash or two of apple cider vinegar. (carefully )..

Comment #19

I was scrolling down through your tips on dressing and I saw Maple Grove Farms of Vermont dressing mentioned. I live in the mountains of Arizona but one of my very favorite places on earth is Vermont. I went to their web site and I see they have a Vidalia Onion dressing. I love Vidalia Onions so I am curious if anyone has tried this dressing. It is 20 calories per tbs. and has 4 g of sugar. They also say they have a sugar free honey mustard, yum...

Comment #20

The only ff dressing I like it the kraft ff Catalina. Usually ff means oddly sweet but the sweetness in this one doesn't bother me as much..

Comment #21

Try this one, it is very good, it was posted some time ago, and works with veges too:.

1 cup ff mayo.

1 cup ff sour cream.

1/4 cup water.

1 pkg Hidden Valley Fiesta ranch dip mix.

Works out to about 13 calories per tbs...

Comment #22

My husband and I like Walden Farms calorie free dressings, and I'm not a big dressing person. No calories, FF, SF. We buy them at Publix or on-line. I like the creamy bacon, he likes the balsamic vinagrette and the ranch..


Comment #23

I purchase one from Safeway's Eat Right brand that fits into the program, it's a honey mustard...

Comment #24

It's so yummy I would eat it even if I WEREN'T on NS!..

Comment #25

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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