Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Really Great Balsamic Vinaigrette

I'm doing my best to keep my paleo up about about a 90/10 ratio. That is a percentage that I can live with and follow with a lot of ease. Today for lunch I went to the Reasor's salad bar, my favorite lunch stop. I did grab a little bit of their tabouli salad because I think it is wonderful. When I say little, I mean little. It was probably only about 1/4 of a cup. I loaded up with greens, grilled chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and sunflower seeds.

I know a lot of people struggle with what dressing to use when trying to keep salads healthy and interesting. I confess that when I started on the paleo journey five months ago I got burnt out on olive oil pretty fast. I know balsamic vinegar is full of sodium, but I love it so so much. I have found a great Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing that is exceptional in taste and nutrition. Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette. Pick up a bottle next time you are at the store. It comes in a glass bottle. Five calories per serving, no fat, no sugar and pretty low in sodium as far as balsamic can go. I always have a bottle of it on hand at work for when I need a break from the olive oil.

So if you are new to Paleo, CrossFit, The Zone, or just trying to get your health in order for the first time in your life I hope you'll use this blog and myself as a resource. I don't know everything, I'm still learning as I go. Check out my past entries and links for good information on veggies, recipes and the thought behind paleo. Feel free to ask me questions and I'll try to find an answer. I don't have a degree in nutrition, but I know how important nutrition is to my training and everyday life so I am passionate about it. That is all you need!

For you Lynne....
Baked Walnut-Cinnamon Apples

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your posts Ginny. I am definately going to try the dressing! I remember you found a great hummus recipee. Could you post that and what do you use for dipping?~Paige