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Eat This Not That June 24, 2013

Filed under: Low Fat Diva Blog,Salads — lowfatdiva @ 3:14 pm

I know there are books out there with this title but I just love the saying so I “borrowed” it 🙂  I had a request from a reader about Cobb Salad and how to make it more low in fat.  She loves to eat them but knows with some of the ingredients on a Cobb Salad can really adds up in the fat content.

Here are a couple of quick tricks.  Use Skirt or Flank Steak, omit or cut the amount of avocados used, omit the yolk of the boiled egg and use only the white, use a low fat feta cheese or low fat blue instead of full fat and try out this dressing idea.

Remember to DRIZZLE a bit of the vinaigrette on not POUR it on.  A typical Cobb Salad can have as much as 37 grams of fat in it – ouch!

Dijon Vinaigrette
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar; 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1/2 teaspoon sugar; 1/4 teaspoon salt; and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Add 1/4 cup olive oil in a slow steady stream, whisking constantly.  This vinaigrette should be enough for lots of other salads not one serving!

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