Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Low Calorie Dressing

A creamy, low calorie dressing to compliment any salad or vegetable dish. Make plenty and keep some for Ron (Later Ron).

Cucumber and Tomato salad with Low Calorie DressingHelps us to Eat The Right Foods

This very tasty dressing weighs in at just 15 calories per Tablespoon.  2 heaped Tbs is enough to liberally coat any salad. You can also use this as an Aoili for fish, or as a dressing for burgers.

We all need to eat salad and vegetables every day, so finding easy to make, low calorie dressings are a must.  Fruits and vegetables nourishes us and keeps us full of all those wonderful nutrients we need. Nutrition is the number one risk factor for heart disease. So having a really tasty dressing can encourages us to eat the right foods.

Eliminate Sugar
We also need to have some treats. We can’t eat perfectly all the time.  So when we eat a treat, make it count. Have that fat filled ice cream or that sugar filled brownie. Remember, if you do, the next day your body will crave more.

The low fat sugar free won’t satisfy that craving, but the real thing will make you want more. The best thing is to totally eliminate sugar from your diet.  Once you have done that, your body won’t crave it. I know it sounds weird, but it works. Here is a sugar free recipe for you, to have while you are trying to quite sugar, Sugar Free, Dairy Free Brownies.

While I was out with a group of lovely ladies last week, we shared a gooey chocolate volcano. It was the first time I had eaten sugar in months. I can’t even remember the last time. For the next week I craved chocolate and looked at chocolate recipes and  dreamed of chocolate cake. That one indulgence made me suffer for days. After 3 weeks of no sugar or sweet stuff, you will be free from the longing. Your body just doesn’t crave it anymore. Give it a try. You have to be strong for the first 3 weeks, but if you can get through it, you will be released!!

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Low Calorie Dressing
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Serves: 4
  • Salad
  • 4 Persian Cucumbers - Diced
  • 4 Organic Tomatoes - Diced
  • ½ Onion - Sliced
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • Dressing
  • 1 Cup Raw, Pasture Fed Yogurt
  • 1 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – Peeled
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 Tbs Capers
  • ½ lime – juiced
  • Paprika Flakes - Optional
  • Freshly Ground Salt and Black Pepper
  1. Chop the salad, mix and chill.
  2. Gently blend dressing ingredients in the mixer, keeping it a little chunky, and chill.
  3. Always make enough for 2-3 meals if you can, and keep in an airtight glass container.
Cucumber and Tomato salad with Low Calorie Dressing


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