Eat Better ‘Food Bytes’ Bottled Salad Dressings

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April 8, 2013 by Dr. Sana Keller

Eat Better

EAT BETTER—It doesn’t have to be about eating less…and it doesn’t have to be about eating weird foods (rutabagas, anyone?)

Eating BETTER is a choice that each of us have every day…AND every time we eat. I will be sharing ‘food-bytes’ with you on a regular basis to hopefully serve as quick reminders that we can all make choices to ‘Eat BETTER’ and as a result, positively impact our health, no matter what our level of health may be.

FOOD BYTE: Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (or any of the great flavored vinegars) INSTEAD of bottled salad dressings (whether ‘Ranch’ or a bottled vinaigrette). By doing this, you will be cutting down on the Omega 6 fats that are so prevalent in bottled dressings (even ‘healthy looking’ ones for the most part!). Decreasing Omega 6 fats helps decrease the inflammation in our bodies—which is a very good thing, since many of health problems and diseases are linked to the level of inflammation in our bodies.

A Quick Healthy ‘Homemade’ Vinaigrette:

½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)—1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar—a pinch of salt & pepper—1 tsp ground mustard—1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)    Whisk all ingredients except EVOO, then slowly whisk EVOO into the other ingredients. Keeps in fridge for 3-4 days.


May you enjoy the results of Eating Better…and all that life has to offer…

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