Salads. They're a great idea for a healthy meal, but be careful! You've all heard the warning about dressings: too often a delicious dressing is little more than a heaping load of extra fat, sugar, salt, and mysterious chemicals. Not exactly helpful when you're trying to be careful and wholesome in your diet. Like most food pitfalls, avoiding the damage is relatively easy when you take charge by preparing food yourself. Making a dressing from scratch can eliminate the extra sugars, fats, excess salt, and food industry chemicals that make up many prepared, store-bought varieties. Mark Bittman, of the New York Times, promotes the value of homemade dressings in his running column, The Minimalist. Health, self-satisfaction, creativity, and flavor can all benefit from a welcome boost, says Bittman, when success is achieved in the home kitchen, and there is no easier way to get started than with simple salad dressings.
So check out Garrett's tips in the video below for two of his favorites, and get creative in your kitchen crafting your own varieties and flavors. Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you come up with!