Skip the store-bought mayonnaise, ketchup and dressings: make them fresh from scratch without spending hours in the kitchen. My skinny, healthy and delicious version of the weight gain promoting versions you buy in the supermarket was one of the reasons my health food restaurant was so famous for. After selling my business I got so many emails from former clients asking me for the “secret sauce” on my salads. I shared the recipe as many times as I could and I also wanted to share it with you to help you enjoy healthier and tastier salads to enjoy on an everyday basis. If you are afraid this is going to take you hours of prepping: don’t be afraid: it is SUPER SIMPLE as with all my recipes for healthy weight loss and the method I created to help you lose weight, keep it off and tone those muscles for a sleek physique without the gym. I am busy like you so I do not have the time for hours of meal prepping.
- 200 ml of natural Greek yoghurt
- Unrefined sea salt: a pinch or more depending on your taste (don’t overdo it)
- Black pepper
- 4 heaped tablespoons of chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon of chopped dill
- 1 clove of garlic grated (use a microplane grater: fast grating and fast clean-up)
Health tip: I include fresh garlic as it is a powerful, natural helper to balance out your hormones. It contains very potent antioxidants and assists with the liver’s detoxification of hormones. Garlic also alters the effect of oestrogen by decreasing the responsiveness of receptors for the hormone in our tissues. A lot of my clients suffer from weight gain that is linked to hormonal imbalances. Garlic is one of the foods that can help you with this. Simple, cheap and tasty.
How to make it:
Mix all the ingredients with a fork or whisk. Add a couple of spoons of water if the dressing is too thick. For some dishes, I like eating it when thick and creamy, for other salads I prefer it runnier.
If you eat according to my principles of “Natural Weight Freedom” then you will eat this sauce in combination with a bunch of vegetables, as much as you like, and either a portion of protein (120 g or 4 ounces) OR a healthy carb like quinoa, whole wheat rice, spelt pasta,… (50 gram uncooked or half a cup). When picking vegetables make sure you regularly eat broccoli, cabbages, green leafy vegetables like salad and raw spinach,…
For a bit of healthy crunch you can roast some pumpkin seeds and add a tablespoon to your salad. You can roast the seeds ahead so you have a stack available for busy days. Roasted seeds can be kept for about 3 days.
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