Just because it’s a salad doesn’t mean it’s good for you…Try our healthy honey salad dressing recipes

Healthy Honey Salad Dressing Ideas

            Just because you’re eating salad doesn’t mean it is necessarily healthy. We tend to automatically assume that if we are eating a salad then it has to be good for us. This article and news clip featured on NBCNews.com gives shocking insight into the nutritional value of many of the salads you eat at various restaurants. The editor of Men’s Health, David Zinczenko, states that not only are restaurant salads at times unhealthy, some are even worse for you than a Whopper! For example, Zinczenko explains that Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad is a whopping (pun not intended) 1,310 calories and 95 grams of fat, which is almost equivalent to a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, a medium fries, and a medium soda (1,330 calories). To find out more about restaurants and salads read below….

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38741683/ns/today-today_health/t/restaurant-salads-are-worse-whopper/

 

Honey Salad Dressing Ideas

A truly healthier alternative to drizzle onto your salads is to add honey to your salad dressing recipes. Give any of Wedderspoon’s raw organic honey products a try in the following recipe. A great choice is the Active Beechwood Honey. Click on the picture below to purchase! Honey not only helps you watch your diet but also will improve digestion, risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity (The Healing Powers of Honey by Cal Orey).

Honey Dijon dressing adds sweetness and tang….

Honey Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe-

Makes about 2 cups Honey Dijon Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until emulsified. May be served immediately. May be stored for several weeks in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

For a more unique dressing try this Honey Lime Vinaigrette recipe. It has a simple yet irresistible taste that goes great with mixed greens or drizzled over asparagus.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1/2 cup (enough for salad for 4)

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, cumin, honey, mustard and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine until smooth.
  2. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until the mixture is emulsified. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Whisk briskly to re-emulsify the vinaigrette before using.

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