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Old 03-17-2010, 05:52 AM   #1
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Salad dressings/store bought

I've used various salad dressings over the years including Maries and LightHouse bluecheese, Kens ranch and now O'Charleys blue cheese. I also use some vinegrette's and Caesars.

My question is Do you all eat ANY salad dressing that says 2 carbs or less a serving?

I know SOME of the dressings DO list sugar as an ingredient, but its far down the ingredient list. Dr. A's DANDR book seemed to imply that any 2 carb of less dressing is fine, but many on this board Im sure will not eat it if sugar is listed.

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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I do. I love ranch and ceasar dressings. For ceasar I eat Ken's, it is 1 carb or less. For ranch my new favorite is Wishbone and it is 2 carbs. I have not looked at the ingredients, only the carb counts and it works just fine for me.
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Great question. I have mixed feelings on this. I also worry about the soybean, canola and vegetable oils in the dressing which are supposed to not be good for you. But I'm too lazy to make my own salad dressing. So, for now, I stick with the less than 2 carbs a serving rule. But I will be interested to see what others think.
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I do! I also take the Italian dry dressing and make my own Balsalmic dressing, adding a lot less oil and more vinegar, plus a nice sprinkle of seasme seeds. Everyone loves it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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Just a Note, 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar has 3 Carbs. I LOVE Balsamic, but this can really add to your Carb Count if you are trying to be strict.

I am using store bought Peppercorn Ranch with 1 Carb. I LOVE it.
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I've used various salad dressings over the years including Maries and LightHouse bluecheese, Kens ranch and now O'Charleys blue cheese. I also use some vinegrette's and Caesars.
Hi Michelle…
We love the LiteHouse blue cheese (and add more blue cheese to the salads we use it on).

We also build a lot of our own vinegar/oil dresssings and they fall well below the 2 carb suggested limit. Distilled vinegar (.1 carb per cup) or red wine vinegar (.65 carb per cup) are really low.

We even add a little Davinci Raspberry syrup and flavor the vinegar and make a vinegar, oil and hot sauce dressing (equal parts). Lip smacking (and lip burning) good! We use this in a hot-n-sweet chicken slaw.

It's cabbage with chicken, onions, chopped toasted almonds, and green peppers topped with the above sauce...

For those who are a bit lazy (like me) my hand blender called the ''boat motor'' around here - is an awesome vinegar/oil mixing tool. I don't use basalmic or cider vinegar because of higher carbs with the basalmic and stronger flavors which tend to dominate with the cider vinegar...

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Yup. If I ate a ton of salads/dressing I might make my own totally from scratch, but I don't so I don't bother. Except, I do make Hidden Valley Ranch from the mix using low-carb milk, and Good Season's Italian using ACV. I think these taste the best. But I love Marie's Bleu Cheese and Ceasar. Yes, they have a bit of sugar or a bit of modified food starch or whatever, but I'm not eating that much of them very often.
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thanx guys. today i bought a new mayo made with canola oil, not soybean.woohooo.

It was EXPENSIVE but Im gonna try it with my tuna and chicken salads, which i do eat a lot of. It was 5.99 for a small can. Brand was 'Spectrum'.
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