I love salads, especially piled high with blue cheese dressing and cheese. I didn’t have time to make anything and was craving just that… a cob salad with lots of blue cheese dressing. As I thought about it, I started feeling guilty. Should I really be eating this? I did just have an amazing workout so I can eat what I want right? This is the constant battle that goes on in my head.
The reason I’m sharing this is because food has always been a struggle for me and I’m sure many of you have the same day-to-day, meal-to-meal battles.
Instead of just not having my salad, i made a compromise. I had the salad, but with only 1 tablespoon of the yummy blue cheese dressing. To make the salad more satisfying, I added a squeeze of fresh lemon and a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar. The salad was incredibly delicious and satisfying. I didn’t feel like I was deprived and actually felt like I was indulging without straying from my diet.
So here are 5 easy things you can do to allow you to indulge in having that fattening dressing without blowing your diet:
1. Use less dressing
2. Add lemon juice to your salad
3. Add organic apple cider vinegar to your salad
4. Top your salad with a balsamic vinegar reduction
5. Add fresh salsa to your salad
There are so many ways to add flavor to your salads without adding a ton of bad fats, sugar and calories. So the next time you are at the all you can eat salad bar or are thinking of smothering your salad with unhealthy dressings, try one or more of these simple, guilt-free ideas that will help you succeed with your nutrition and dietary goals! Let me know below some of your ideas