After launching my second eBook recently the topic of healthy dressings came to my mind! I’m pretty sure with the combination of my two eBooks I could put together a smaller eBook just on dressings. Cooking for me is all about flavour and dressings are the perfect way to add flavour to your meals. I love to experiment with different combinations.
Even before starting my healthy lifestyle I never bought pre made dressings. The reason I didn’t buy them was because making your own dressings is super easy! Since starting my healthy lifestyle and an even bigger reason to make your own dressings is so you know exactly what goes in them. If you take the time to check the ingredients in the pre made dressings you buy at the supermarket you may be a little surprised. They are generally full of lots of nasties, sugar, salt, preservatives and artificial flavours.
Dressings really do only take a minute or two to make and the combinations are endless. I generally have all the ingredients in my pantry or refrigerator as part of my Healthy Mumma staples and can whip up a dressing last minute.
There are so many ingredients you can use including lemons, limes, apple cider vinegar, raspberry vinegar, tamari, avocado oil, sesame oil, rice malt syrup, raw honey, verjuice, mustard, garlic, ginger, himalayan salt, fresh cracked black pepper, tahini, fish sauce, avocado oil, macadamia oil, almond oil, flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, olive oil, coconut oil, rice wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, fresh herbs, dried herbs, spices, greek natural yoghurt, coconut yoghurt, coconut milk, coconut cream, capers, miso paste just to name a few. These ingredients are definitely all pantry staples for me. They can be cold or heated dressings to suit whatever meal you are making i.e. salads or a hot main meal.
One of my favourite ways to dress my salads especially my lunches is to use my homemade sweet chilli sauce. This recipe can be found in my first eBook, Healthy eBook or to save time can be purchased from my Healthy Store online.
Whilst writing this blog I went through my two eBooks as I was interested to see how many different combinations of dressings I had included. As I thought, there were quite a substantial amount with over 25 different combinations. So this week I have decided that my loyal subscribers will receive my two favourite dressing recipes from my two eBooks. If you haven’t already subscribed to my website and would like to receive free recipes, healthy inspiration, tips and special offers subscribe at the bottom of my homepage.
So why not throw out those pre made dressings and experiment with your own dressings. They really are quick and easy to do, add lots of flavour and are much healthier for you. Give it a go!