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Blue Cheese Dressing


I hardly ever eat iceburg lettuce, but once in a while I crave a wedge salad with blue cheese and little salty bits of bacon. Not real diet friendly, and commercially prepared “lite” dressings are barf worthy.

Commercially prepared dressings vary from 70-180 calories per serving – that’s a two tablespoons, folks.

I managed to make one that is really good, and a quarter cup was under 60 calories. Hello, double the serving size and half the calories (and fat). Clippity, clop, clippity, clop, clippity, clop…that’s me dancing on the table.

The trick? Greek yogurt. Give it shot:

¾ c. lowfat Greek yogurt
¼ c. 1 percent milk
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
¼ tsp. thyme
½ small clove garlic
Salt to taste
1 oz. Reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles

Makes one cup

Mix together yogurt and milk until you reach the consistency you like. Add all the ingredients except blue cheese. After all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, add a small portion of blue cheese and squish it around with a fork to incorporate into the dressing. Fold the rest of the blue cheese crumbles into the mixture and enjoy.

Nutritional information:

The entire cup: 233 calories, 10 grams fat, 10 carbohydrates, 28 grams protein
½ cup 117 calories, 5 grams fat, 5 carbohydrates, 14 grams protein
¼ cup 58 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 2.5 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein

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