Friday, February 4, 2011

Ceasar Salad

I'm just going to let you know that this will probably be more about salad dressing then it will be about Bountiful Baskets.  Just thought I'd let you know right up front!  :) 

I have been doing weight watchers for awhile now.  Not all that successfully the past couple of months, but lately I've been feeling it and am getting into my groove again.  The huge heads of lettuce we get each week in our baskets are greatly appreciated as are the spinach and purple something leafy (Cindy actually does know what it is; she's out of town, but can fill us all in when she returns; it's not kale as we previously thought) we have received as of late.  They make the healthy eating quest that much easier. 

I have been trying to make a great big salad at the beginning of the week and nosh on it every chance I get.  It's working out well.  While some people are quite happy with a squeeze of lemon and a spritz of olive oil on their salads, I am not!!  I use homemade balsamic vinaigrette often but sometimes I just need a little variety. 

I have found a great brand of dressing I really, really like!  It's Bolthouse Farms.  I have tried their Ranch and I like it and usually I don't like Ranch.  And tonight the husband and I tested out the Caesar Dressing and it too was tasty.  They're yogurt based, no preservatives, low cal and low fat.  I find it at Winco in the refrigerated section in the vegetable aisle and they have many other flavors I have yet to try.  I recommend it, almost, just almost as much as I recommend Bountiful Baskets!  :)

Tonight we cut up some lettuce, purple leafy stuff, chicken, Parmesan cheese, and homemade croutons (the best part--baguette, a little butter, lots of garlic) into a big bowl.  Then we poured on a little of the Bolthouse Caesar dressing and dinner was served.  Delicious!! 

If you know of any amazing dressings; particularly homemade, that require just a little bit but are full of flavor, let me know.  With all the salad greens I have been eating I need to switch it up often to keep me interested. 


Bouchizzle said...

How many points is that dressing? I'd love to try it!!

basket 411 said...

the dressing is 2 points plus for 2 Tbsp. I never use 2 Tbsp because it is quite flavorful. hope you enjoy it!