Pomegranate, Ginger, and Cashew Dressing

Try this healthy salad dressing recipe for some extra spice.  It’s also yeast free and qualified during your Health Reset Protocol.

Ingredients:

½ cup pomegranate juice

½ cup avocado or olive oil

½ cup cashews

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

2 tablespoon xylitol, monk Fruit, or erythritol

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Ideas:

  • Dress up broccoli or cabbage slaw
  • Toss with grapefruit sections and avocado
  • Marinate some raw or slightly steamed skinny haricot verts or for a new take on a green bean salad.
  • Toss with tender greens such as baby butter lettuce, spinach, or field greens
  • Toss with diced Bartlett pear and Honeycrisp apple
  • Toss with cubed, cooked, red and orange beets
By |2020-12-30T16:35:22-06:00November 10th, 2020|General, Recipes|

Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

From The Whole30 Cookbook, pg.328

Both raspberries and olive oil offer the important nutrients required for DNA repair and reduction of oxidative stress which makes this a healthy and tasty treat for salad dressing.

Ingredients

½ cup fresh, organic raspberries, finely shopped or mashed

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro (or ¼ teaspoon dried)

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together the raspberries, vinegar, walnuts, and cilantro in a small bowl.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk steadily to emulsify.
  3. Adjust taste with salt, pepper, (stevia or monk fruit if desired), and toss into salad.

Ideas: Try this with a grilled chicken salad, over baby spinach or on diced cucumbers.  You can also swap out the raspberries with any other kind of berry.

By |2020-08-05T12:52:42-05:00August 8th, 2020|General, Recipes|

The Salad Dressing Nightmare

By Nancy Mehlert, MS

Unfortunately, virtually every salad dressing on a salad bar, on a menu, and on the salad dressing aisle of the grocery store, is a nightmare when it comes to ingredients.   Damaged oils, specifically soybean, canola and olive oil, and others that are not listed but present, are commonly used by most large producers.  None of these can provide nourishment for your cellular make up, and what they do instead is create inflammation and toxicity.

The second issue is that many of the other ingredients are genetically modified, chemicals and/or highly allergenic such as, corn starch, gluten, yeast extract, mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), natamycin (mold inhibitor), Polysorbate 60, Calcium Disodium EDTA, and high fructose corn sugar.  These too create inflammation, are toxic to the body, and in some cases are damaging to the gut.

On your journey to improved health, you may be choosing to eat more salads, yet your salad dressing choices may be contributing to poor health.  Thankfully, there is hope on the horizon as a couple of companies have come out with some cleaner dressings that taste good!

Here are two company brands you might want to look for and give a try.

Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings and Mayonnaise – This brand used avocado oil and is certified gluten free and certified non-GMO. Great start.  Additionally, they do NOT use dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar or grains in their dressings.  These are available at HEB, Whole Foods, Target, Kroger, Walmart, Amazon.com and ThriveMarket.com.

Tessemae’s Salad Dressings – Always organic and Non-GMO, this company offers a wide range of good choices.  This will be in a refrigerated section, usually in produce.  Many non-dairy options are available, and they use undamaged oils. Available at Whole Foods, HEB, Target, ThriveMarket.com, Amazon.com.

Now, go and enjoy a fresh salad!

By |2019-07-28T09:41:11-05:00July 25th, 2019|Articles, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

Hilary’s Salad Dressings

Hilary’s Salad Dressings

Clean Product with No Eggs, No Gluten and No Stevia!

Hilary’s Salad Dressings – distributed by DrinkEatWell out of Lawrence, Kansas, these dressings pride themselves on no artificial ingredients, USDA Organic and Allergy Friendly. They are egg free, soy free, dairy free, corn free, and gluten free.  I have tried at least four of the many flavors and found them to be delicious. So far, my favorites are the Apple Fennel and the Chili Lime Vinaigrette. The Ranch was a pleasant surprise too!  They are available in some Kroger stores and online with Vitacost.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com.

By |2018-01-17T14:29:13-06:00January 17th, 2018|General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|
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