Not to state the obvious, but I love a good salad. This summer I’ve been loving the variety of seasonal veggies in stuff like this goat cheese caprese zoodle salad

zoodle caprese salad

Goat Cheese Zoodle Caprese Salad

and this smoked salmon and avocado salad:


When it comes to flavor and health, the dressing you use can make or break your salad. When you’re not the one preparing it, many places use bottled dressings with all kinds of “wtf is that” ingredients and a ton of sodium and sometimes sugar. It’s basically common knowledge that any restaurant is going to overpour as well, leading you to consume way more calories than you realize. A lot of people think that preparing your own dressing is hard, but I swear, it’s super-easy!

I recently shared this favorite of mine with MindBodyGreen. Another fave: The herbed chicken in this salad is also delicious with a miso-tahini kombucha dressing.

I reached out to some of my fellow dietitians to get their tried-and-true healthy salad dressings to take your greens up a notch without throwing you off-track.

Pesto Zoodle Salad

What’s your favorite salad dressing? 

This has been another installment of the Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party, where randomness is the name of the game. Thanks to Amanda for hosting.

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