Saturday, November 1, 2014

Alternative Dressing



Here is a guideline for my alternative to store bought, multiple ingredients dressing -my son loves that stuff. I apologize in advance for no measurements. I tend to "whip things up" but I really wanted to share these recipes because I have had success with my son suddenly gobbling up salad when he has dressing he loves. There is a nice yogurt based ranch dressing that we buy too, but I love that I thought of these as an alternative and that he ended up enjoying them and his salad.

 I hope you have some fun playing around with the proportions!


BERRY GOOD DRESSING:

Any sort of berries, room temperature (this is so the coconut oil does not congeal while blending)
Coconut Oil, liquid state
Blend it in the blender

NOTE: you will have to take a spoonful and warm it up because the coconut oil will congeal in the fridge, of course.


RANCH DRESSING:

Avocado
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt
Parsley, finely chopped or dried
Chives, finely chopped
Garlic powder
Add some yogurt to thin it out to desired consistency
Blend it in the blender

NOTE: The greenness of this one kind of put my son at odds with it. I cannot do it as often as the berry dressing. So, if you think that will happen, play around with the amount of Avocado. Although that creaminess and good-for-you fat is such a wonderful addition!

Enjoy!




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice recipes! I've been looking to try out some natural dressings for my kids. How much coconut oil do I use for say, a cup of berries?

Emily Andrews said...

It really depends on the consistency that you want but I would say about 1/2 of a cup. Definitely let the berries be the star!

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