Salad dress­ings The good, the bad, the DIY

Make a splash with healthy and tasty dress­ings for your fresh ve­g­ies!

Diabetic Living - - Contents -

Sal­ads can make an easy and tasty lunch, din­ner or side op­tion and help you reach your 5-a-day tar­get for ve­g­ies! How­ever, it’s im­por­tant to take care when choos­ing your salad dress­ings, as this could turn your salad from the per­fect nu­tri­tious choice to one that’s high in sat­u­rated fats, sodium and even carbs!

It’s easy to whip up a de­li­cious salad dress­ing at home with a dash of your favourite vine­gar (such as bal­samic) or lemon juice, a driz­zle of ex­tra vir­gin olive oil or tahini, and a sprin­kling of fresh or dried herbs.

But if you are look­ing for a pre­made op­tion to have on hand, look for one with less than: • 1000kJ per 100mL • 3g sat­u­rated fat per 100mL • 25g carbs per 100mL • 800mg sodium per 100mL. And aim to keep your serve size to no more than 1 Tbsp (20mL).

DL have al­ready done some re­search and we have listed our favourite op­tions here to give your sum­mer sal­ads a hit of flavour you can re­ally en­joy.

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