How to Make Low Calorie Italian Dressing?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc.
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Key Takeaway: To make a low-calorie Italian dressing, simply combine 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake it all until it’s well mixed, taste and adjust the seasonings if needed, and voila – you’ve got a tangy, flavorful dressing! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯—

Did you know that the average Italian dressing has about 80 calories per tablespoon? 😱 That’s a lot of calories for a salad dressing, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthier. But don’t worry, I have a solution for you: a low calorie Italian dressing recipe that tastes amazing and has only 25 calories per tablespoon! πŸ™Œ Yes, 25! That’s less than a quarter of the store-bought stuff.

This recipe is super easy to make and uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. All you need is:

  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. This is the base of our dressing. It’s tangy, it’s flavorful, and it’s good for you! 🍎
  • 1/2 cup of water. This helps to dilute the vinegar, so it’s not too overpowering. πŸ’§
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil. A little bit of healthy fat adds richness and makes the dressing stick to your salad leaves. πŸƒ
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. This adds a nice bit of spice and helps to emulsify the dressing.
  • 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder. These give our dressing that classic Italian flavor. 🌿
  • Salt and black pepper to taste. Because we all know that a little seasoning goes a long way. πŸ§‚

And here’s how you make it: 😊

  1. Get yourself a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Pour in the vinegar, water, olive oil, and mustard. Then, add your herbs and seasonings.
  2. Screw the lid on tight and shake it like you mean it! You want to mix all those ingredients up until they’re well combined. πŸ’ƒ
  3. Take a taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Remember, this is your dressing, so make it how you like it!

And there you go, your very own low-calorie Italian dressing. πŸ‘ It’s tangy, it’s herby, and it’s perfect for drizzling over your favorite salad. πŸ₯— Plus, it’s going to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals.

As a weight loss coach, πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό I’m a big fan of finding healthier alternatives to store-bought items. And this dressing is a winner in my book. It’s lower in calories, it’s made with wholesome ingredients, and it’s free from all those preservatives and additives you often find in the store-bought stuff. πŸ‘

Remember, you’re in control of what goes into your body. So, what are you waiting for? Give this low calorie Italian dressing recipe a try. πŸ˜‰ Now, tell me what is your other favorite salad dressing? Drop a comment below and let’s get the conversation going. πŸ‘‡πŸ’¬

About Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from The Burdwan University, India. He also completed the "Lose Weight and Keep It Off" certificate course from Harvard Medical School, US. Abdur believes in the power of home-cooked meals and weight training to stay healthy and fit.

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