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Store Bought Lite / No Fat Salad Dressings

Buckeye_Local May 22, 2012 03:42 PM

This is for those that buy bottled Low Fat or No Fat salad dressings.

What brands and flavor of Low Fat or No Fat salad dressings do you like the best?

I like the following flavors, just trying to find a good one, 1000 Island, Blue Cheese, Italian, Ranch.

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    jujuthomas May 25, 2012 06:30 AM

    I stick with Ken's or Newman's for my dressings, and only buy the "lite" varieties. We prefer honey mustard, so i can't say for sure on the flavors you like. So far I haven't found a decent tasting lite 1000 Island. not that there are many on the market. I agree with fourunder that Ken's has a nice lite Caesar.

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      calliope_nh May 24, 2012 07:26 PM

      I buy Italian dressing. Helman's had a good one but I haven't seen it in a while so now it is Ken's. I just get the regular and pour off as much of the oil as I can. Almost all comes right off the top if you let it settle first. The tiny bit left helps it stick without as much of the gums and thickeners. Sometimes I add a little wine in place of the oil,'butusually I just use it straught and extra zingy.

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        GH1618 May 24, 2012 06:55 PM

        We buy Litehouse occasionally.

        1. cookie monster May 24, 2012 06:44 PM

          I'm a salad dressing buyer, not a maker, and I tend to stick to low fat versions. Maple Valley Farms, Newman's Own and the Galeo's miso dressings are all good. The low fat versions of creamy dressings like 1000 island, ranch and blue cheese tend to include more hard to pronounce ingredients than I can stomach (literally, not figuratively), but Whole Foods sell a yogurt-based blue cheese dressing that I like - I'm blanking on the brand right now.

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            sunangelmb May 24, 2012 06:33 PM

            Newmans own lite balsamic is our favorite. Not too chemically and a little goes a long way.

            1. lynnlato May 24, 2012 06:30 PM

              I like to make my own but I'm not ashamed to admit that we buy Ken's Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. It's low on chemicals, sugar, fat (4.5g fat & 3g carbs in 2T) and it tastes good too.

              1. LaLa May 24, 2012 06:29 PM

                Hedericksons is my fave. I prefer the Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing

                Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Dressing
                Classic Italian Dressing
                Vivienne's Romano Cheese Dressing (plus recipes)


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                  bulavinaka May 24, 2012 06:19 PM

                  miso-based salad dressings can be light on oil - can be.

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                    juster May 24, 2012 04:59 PM

                    This isn't one of those flavors, but I'll throw it out there. It's not that others aren't good, but Idon't generally buy these dressings. It's Maple Grove Farms Strawberry Balsamic. i din't think the label says fat-free, but it looks to be, and it's 30 cal per 2 TBS. Very yummy. Also, I agree with the Ken's lite caesar.

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                      porker May 24, 2012 06:48 PM

                      Speaking of Maple Grove, their Fat Free Vidalia Onion is pretty damned good.

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                      fourunder May 22, 2012 03:49 PM

                      The only LITE bottled dressing I have ever enjoyed is Ken's Lite Caesar.

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