Does anybody know why we aren't allowed ranch dressing?
And, is there an HCG-friendly recipe for a salad dressing that tastes similar to ranch?
This is he recipe I used before ever starting this diet. My husband is a huge mayo/dressing user so I was looking for something I could make at home to avoid the additives of commercial dressing.
First you make the milk mayo:
1/3 cup cold milk
3/4 cup extra light olive oil
3/4 tsp lemon juice
dash of salt
Put the milk and lemon juice in a quart jar and buzz with a hand blender for 30 seconds. Add salt. Slowly drizzle in the oil with blender running. Blend until it forms a mayo consistency.
Now to make the ranch dressing I add:
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp parsley
dash of salt, pepper to taste
about 1/8 cup of buttermilk
Buzz with the hand blender until mixed and smooth. Add more buttermilk if needed until you get the consistency you want.
Waldon farms has a no calorie no sugar ranch dressing. You may have to adjust it to suit your taste. If you cannot find it where you live, I have ordered from their web site. The thousand island dressing is the best in my opinion.
I make this every day in my magic bullet blender. It is so delicious. I use it during P2 also.
Pop some Lowfat Cottage Cheese into the blender with a little bit of milk, some Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and parsley flakes, and a generous pinch of salt. (Play with the spices, til you get it how you like it)
Blend until smooth - add some water or chicken broth to get it to your desired consistency.
It would be a protien but the amount of cottage cheese per serving is about 2 tablespoons. So if I put shrimp on my salad I count the shrimp and cottage cheese as a total of 1 protien.
So, as an example, since we're supposed to eat 100 grams of meat, if I were to eat 20 grams of dressing made with cottage cheese, I would only eat 80 grams of meat for that meal?It would be a protien but the amount of cottage cheese per serving is about 2 tablespoons. So if I put shrimp on my salad I count the shrimp and cottage cheese as a total of 1 protien.
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