I LOVE Dr. Joel Fuhrman and really respect what he has to say when it comes to nutrition and how to take care of your body. If you’re looking for a really great book to read, try “Eat To Live” or his other book “Disease Proof Your Child“… I HIGHLY recommend both! Our family takes his vitamins, DHA and EPA supplements too… you can purchase them from his site. All of his supplements are legit, I can attest to that. I’ve never felt better!
Dr. Fuhrman recommends everyone eat a LARGE salad for one of their daily meals since raw, uncooked veggies and fruits offer the most powerful protection against disease. Raw foods contain enzymes, some of which can survive the digestive process in the stomach and pass into the small intestines. In other words, they keep things moving the way they should be!
Since I try to eat a large salad everyday for lunch I’m always on the lookout for new oil-free salad dressings. These two are our favorites! They are much less fattening than the bottled versions and are super easy to make. I make a double batch every week. I also LOVE topping our salads with Goaty Cashew Cheese… YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!
If you like oil-free dressings, you’ll also have to try Oil-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette!
This first one is from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, one of my all-time favorite vegan food blogs. If you haven’t checked out her site yet, I suggest you do. Be prepared to spend some serious time bookmarking recipes though!! I cook her recipes on a regular basis and we really enjoy them! What’s awesome about her site is she’s almost oil-free, low salt and no processed foods… right up our alley!
Susan’s Lite Goddess Dressing
6 ounces lite firm silken tofu (1/2 pkg. of Mori-Nu) – I’ve made this without tofu and it’s just as good
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon tahini
2 green onions, white parts removed, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, packed
1 large clove garlic
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. (The Magic Bullet worked well for this.)
Makes 10 servings of 2 tbsp. each. Per serving: 19 Calories (kcal); 1 g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat); 1 g Protein; 1 g Carbohydrate; 0 mg Cholesterol; 164 mg Sodium
Here’s another version of Goddess Dressing, this one uses chia seeds as a thickener.
Recipe from Melomeals!
- 3 T Tahini
- 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 T Braggs or Soy Sauce
- 2 Green Onion
- 2 Cloves garlic
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/4 t cumin
- 1/2 t lemon pepper
- 1 c veg stock
- 2 t chia seeds
- 2 dates
- 1 T fresh parsley
- BEST Lite Goddess Salad Dressings (Oil-Free) (kidtestedfirefighterapproved.com)