Homemade Ranch Dressing on BLT Salad

 

I got this recipe from my favorite nutritionist Maria Emmerich on her blog!
The cream cheese makes it so thick. It added an amazing flavor without extra calories, 1 TBS of mayo is 100 calories, 1 TBS of cream cheese is 50 calories. Since cream cheese is so much thicker, you can add a flavorful broth to thin the dressing and you save a lot of calories.

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1/2 cup chicken or beef broth

1/2 tsp dried chives

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried dill weed

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/8 tsp Celtic salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Directions
In a blender or a large bowl, I use the Magic Bullet, mix together the cream cheese, broth, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving (it will thicken up as it rests). Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)

Traditional Ranch = 153 calories, 1.1 carbs, 0 fiber

KRAFT Fat Free Ranch = 50 calories, 11 carbs, 0 fiber

“Healthified” Ranch = 66 calories, 0.75 carbs, 0 fiber

And then I just threw together a salad with spinach and romaine lettuce, baked some bacon and chopped it up and also cut up some tomatoes and threw it all together

Munch Safely,

G

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