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Healthy Ranch Dressing

15 Aug

We all love that creamy dressing, whether on a salad or as a dip for carrots and other veggies, but we also know we aren’t feeding our bodies very great nutrition while having it.

That is why I had to buy it when I found it. You may ask buy what? A big container of Ranch Seasoning Powder. Nothing too bad in the powder, it’s what the directions say to mix it with that’s the bad part! Mayonnaise? No thank you.

The funny thing is, even when substituting something else for the mayonnaise, it still has the same great flavor. And guess what? it isn’t only just good for healthy dressing, but serves as a great seasoning for almost anything! Chicken, veggies, even quinoa like I did with this recipe in another post!

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If you like the flavor of ranch, you should certainly invest in some of this. And if you don’t want a big container like mine from Costco, then they sell mini paper packages of a couple servings at most food stores!

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Healthy Ranch Dressing
-1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
-1/2 cup Almond Milk
-1.5 T Ranch Seasoning (comes dry in packets)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Let sit in fridge to thicken. Serve as a dressing or dip. Easy enough?!

Tip: For dip or a thicker dressing, use all Greek Yogurt and no milk!

Greek Yogurt Benefits
1) Help fight tummy fat
2) Contains good-for-you bacteria
3) Loaded with vitamins such as potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, B12 and B5
4) Great recovery after workouts: high source of protein
5) High in calcium
6) Prevents high blood pressure
7) Fights off colds and flus: healthy bacteria fights off the bad and boosts the immune system
8) Protects your teeth: lactic acid in yogurt protects your gums
9) High in protein, about 18-24 grams per serving

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7 Responses to “Healthy Ranch Dressing”

  1. Gail August 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    This Healthy Ranch Dressing sounds like a delicious alternative for dipping veggies. I’m going to try it. Thanks. I really love all the recipes you create.

  2. Donna blight August 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    This looks great! Nice departure from using mayo in dips.

    • freshfitnhealthy August 16, 2013 at 1:10 am #

      Yes, I am wanting to certainly get away from that! Hope you enjoy it!

      Sarah Grace

  3. Vinh August 18, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    Chip dip is my poison! Just made this for a dinner/fight party, it was great! I’m going to try the hummus next. Thanks so much!

    • freshfitnhealthy August 19, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

      Awh glad you liked it! The hummus is a favorite of mine :)

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