Learning how to cook healthy does not mean reinventing the wheel.
Consider making your own saucy, flavorful dips and dressings as an indispensable way to sweeten or spice up whole-cooked grains, salads, or steamed vegetables.
About homemade dressings:
- Some sauces freeze beautifully for later use.
- Increasing the amount of greens in your diet by learning to pair homemade salad dressings up with vegetables and salads is a tasty alternative to going without.
- This heart healthy recipe can be used for marinades, dipping sauces, glazes, or tasty dressings.
Sauces are one of my favorite ‘sinful’ foods, but if I avoid process /bottled items, I can avoid sugar or artificial, unhealthy sweeteners. Homemade foods ensure a way to eliminate (or moderate) sugar in-take with our diets.
Reducing sugar cravings for those battling high blood sugar and diabetes is always a concern due to the added (and hidden) sugars found in bottled dressings.
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 t. orange zest
2 t. balsamic vinegar
1 T. chopped fresh fennel tops
¼ t. salt
¼ t. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a bowl; whisk together until smooth.
• Agave may be added for additional sweetness (or substituted for a lower the glycemic count).
• Watch the video for further information on homemade salad dressings.
• Always consult your physician if you have special diet or health related issues.
From my home to yours, another favorite recipe - enjoyed with nutrition in mind.