Sunday, January 8, 2012

Start your year right

Hi, Athena here. It's that time of year when we all vow to take off a couple pounds.I have been at it a few months and I can tell you salad has been my friend since vegetables are not one of my favorites. Salads can be a nutritious and low calorie food choice as long as you don’t overdo it on the dressing! Finding salad dressings that aren't loaded with oil, salt and sugar can be challenging.

Here is a simple little vinaigrette that packs a lot of flavor but very few calories and fat grams to help you lose that fat.

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Makes 3 servings (2 Tablespoons each serving)
1/4 teaspon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon water

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk them together well. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Per Serving: 11 Calories; trace Fat (29.1% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 125mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Courtesy of Low Fat LifeStyle