SWEET SALAD! SKINNY MAPLE-BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

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When we first started eating more greens, I missed the sweet and tart salad dressings that I, and my kids, used to love. But then we discovered this upside down version of a long time favorite.

My old recipe called for one and half cups of olive oil (950 calories!) and 1/4 cup of regular maple syrup (200 calories!)

But by cutting the oil to 1 Tablespoon (120 calories) and using sugar free maple syrup (only 20 calories!) the fat and calories are reduced but the taste is not!

SKINNY MAPLE-BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

3 T. Mrs. Butterworth’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup

2 T. Dijon mustard

1 T. minced garlic

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. black pepper

1 T. olive oil

Put everything in a mason jar or old jelly jar and shake like crazy.

Serve over a big salad and add a few chopped walnuts, some dried cranberries, slivered shallots and a scant shower of feta cheese. Gorgeous.

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

Try drizzling it on roasted butternut squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted fennel or even over roasted fruit, like pears.

Or use it on a salad with a little left over grilled salmon and any of the other roasted veg and fruit listed above and you have a meal!!

About Lisa McRee

After 25 years as a local and network anchor, Lisa was just another American mother struggling, and failing, to lose weight. Finally, she cracked the code, and lost 30 pounds, quickly and for good, by doing what she loves: reporting, cooking and eating! The Skinny is the inside story on how she did it, and how you can, too!
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2 Responses to SWEET SALAD! SKINNY MAPLE-BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

  1. Natasha S says:

    Hi!
    Do you have the calorie count for this dressing?
    Also.. when are you going to post more stuff?? Please don’t let it go, your ideas are so great!

    • Lisa McRee says:

      Thank you so much! I have a whole file to upload but was hammered by website “forced entries” by spammers for months! Think we have it all cleaned up now and will get back to work! Thanks for inspiring me! lmc

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