A Sexy, Summer Salad w/ Zero Calorie Dressing

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Summer Salad With Zero Calorie Dressing

Since being home from vacation, I’ve been trying to eat super clean. Europe was a lovely experience filled with bread, wine, & pasta, and although we walked everywhere, I came home feeling disgustingly, overly, way too bloated. Needless to say, the “I’m off vacay feeling, ate too much crap, & need to step it up ASAP” feeling hit me immediately after I exited customs.

Some of my post-trip meals/snacks: tons of vegetables, summer fruits, sashimi, low-sodium soups, Boca burgers, arugula, eggs…& this little dime of a salad. This recipe is definitely one of my skinny tricks: it’s filled with water-filled fruits, zero calorie [ yes, zero calorie ] dressing, & the no fat, no sodium, energy-boosting veggie, cucumber [ <3 to put a few refreshing slices of this in my sparkling water too ].

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

A Sexy, Summer Salad:

 Serves 2-3

1 cup of watermelon chunks

1 cup of hothouse cucumber, sliced

About 10 cherries, pitted

1 medium nectarine, sliced

1 1/2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

1/2 lime juice, squeezed

1 sprinkle of sea salt

Directions: grab a big bowl & throw in watermelon chunks, cucumber slices, cherries, & nectarine slices. Add red wine vinegar, lime juice, & a sprinkle of salt. Toss lightly with a big spoon. In case you’re wondering, the dressing is the red wine vinegar + lime juice + sea salt = 0 cals. So easy, so delicious!

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health bloger, talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Zero Calorie Caesar Dressing:

Olive Oil

Anchovies

Garlic

Parmesan Cheese

Greek Yogurt (Replacing the Egg Yolk)

Directions: Blend all the ingredients in a blender until they are completely smooth. ENJOY!

 

Ranch Dressing:

Spices: parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, and chives

Non fat plain greek yogurt

Buttermilk

Dijon mustard

Lemon juice

Directions: Same as Caesar Dressing, blend and enjoy!

 

Balsamic Dressing:

Apple cider vinegar

Aged balsamic vinegar

Extra virgin olive oil

Honey (just a bit ess)

Dijon mustard

Dried thyme

Finely chopped red onion or shallots

Minced garlic

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a jar, then carefully cap it.
shake ferociously The vinaigrette will get thicker and more luscious with the aid of the mustard.

 

This is a perfect salad dressing recipe and is typically zero calories per serving.  This homemade dressings are great for a healthy salad, pasta salad, as a dip for grilled chicken, or even side dish, add red onion then it’s great for wraps and even as a marinade.

For all you weight watchers, you don’t need to sacrifice the food you eat for weight loss.  These fat free creamy dressings recipes are a great condiment to your favorite salad.

Comment below, let me know which one is your fave!

x, Lauryn

 

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4 replies to “A Sexy, Summer Salad w/ Zero Calorie Dressing”

    1. Thanks Heather; love your stuff : )) – you are such an amazing cook! xo

  1. Wow I am glad you liked Europe so much!! Isnt it weird that we really walk everywhere (if you live in a city at least) .. when I came to live in the US for a year that was so hard for me NOT walking to the grocery store etc.. needless to say I ended up gaining a lot of weight and weight my heaviest back then (that was 5 yrs ago)
    I am currently on your detox by the way, I am one of the girls who you sent the intructions to 🙂 thanks .. I am already on day 3! however (and please dont laugh) I didnt eliminate coffee from my diet and still have it with a bit of skim milk and soy -.- bad I know. but I have to do this for my mental clarity (and to prevent withdrawal headache, it gets pretty bad)