We all have weaknesses.
My weakness is blue cheese served with the crusts from a loaf of fresh French bread. I don’t eat the soft, cloud-like middle of the bread, I only eat the crust – with a spread of blue cheese. Clearly I have a blue cheese and French bread crust problem and I need some intervention.
I need a plan – a blue cheese fix without all the calories.
Maybe I should chop a plate of fresh vegetables to replace the crusty French bread, and whip up a blue cheese salad dressing recipe to dip them in. Sounds boring compared to my guilty pleasure, doesn’t it?
Yes, it does.
What if I serve my dressing as a sauce on a chicken wrap with the veggies on the side?
Now I’ve satisfied my blue cheese craving with an entire meal I can feel good about eating. No regrets – I’m truly happy.
Healthy cooking tip . . .
Replacing the high fat mayonnaise used in creamy salad dressings with low fat plain yogurt or low fat cottage cheese reduces calories, and adds nutrition in the form of calcium and protein.
- ½ cup blue cheese , crumbled
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
- 2 large basil leaves
- Combine ingredients in a blender and puree. Chill before serving.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 55, Weight Watchers Points Plus 1
Total Fat: 4.08g
Total Carbs: 0.73g
Dietary Fiber: 0.02g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.