We sometimes associate healthier eating habits with plainer food, feeling a little restricted, or having to compromise on flavor.
This can make the process of implementing changes to our diet feel more like a chore than a step in the right direction!
But, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.
Making positive diet choices helps us to pack vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, into our bodies, without the high-calorie intake. However, you might feel like you’re falling short on delivering flavor.
When we are making improvements to the way we eat, we’re often encouraged to cut the dressings.
Dressings, of course, are not limited to salads! We often find ourselves adding dashings of dressings to all sorts of foods.
However, tasty as they are, they can often ramp up our calorie intake, meaning that even when we think we are making healthy diet choices, we might not be!
However, there are two salad dressings that I absolutely swear by for adding big flavor to my food, without compromising on my health or food choices.
Here are my top two salad dressing picks for keeping your food delicious and nutritious.
G. Hughes Sugar-Free Salad Dressing
This salad dressing comes in a range of vinaigrette flavors, such as raspberry and honey Dijon, but a great option is the balsamic vinaigrette.
Not only does it taste great, and make a perfect addition to your food, it’s healthy too!
Every serving contains only 60 calories, and it is also low in saturated fat.
G.Hughes dressings are also gluten and sugar-free, with no high-fructose sugars. This helps to reduce hunger and cravings, and improve energy levels, making it perfect for anyone with gluten intolerance, or Diabetes.
With 0-1g of carbs per serve, this is also a great option for anyone following a keto diet.
It’s a versatile dressing, making food taste great without the lashings of added calories.
Maple Grove Farms: Balsamic Vinaigrette
Another firm favorite is Maple Grove’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. This dressing is low in fat, sodium, and calories.
It is also gluten-free and low in fructose, making it a great option for you if you’re trying to limit your sugar intake.
Too much sodium in our diet is associated with higher blood pressure, therefore keeping it restricted where we can helps to keep our bodies functioning optimally.
Unlike many dressings, the great thing about this balsamic is there isn’t a never-ending list of ingredients; this keeps the dressing as natural as possible, with no added harmful preservatives.
Normally, with a limited ingredient list, you might think this compromises the flavor, but this is not the case! Meaning I can enjoy the taste completely guilt-free.
It’s easy to compromise on good quality food when we’re rushing around and looking for quick and easy on-the-go options. Even when we put the time into meal-prep, we sometimes neglect to look at what goes in our food!
Having these dressings on hand means I can create quick and easy sauces, or drizzle over salads and food prep, without having to worry about adding anything that might be bad for me.
It’s sometimes hard to keep a tunnel vision mindset when there’s so much choice around food, This is a small way to make a big change to healthier eating!
Give them a go and see what you think.