Caesar saladWho’s ready for a tip on salads at a restaurant? Here we go!

#4: When ordering a salad at a restaurant, ask your server to leave the dressing on the side. This gives you control over how much dressing gets put on your salad and helps keep off the excess calories and fat!

In addition, the type of dressing can make a huge difference in the healthful quality of your salad.

Generally there are two types of dressings: creamy and vinaigrette.

Creamy styles are based on sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, heavy cream or yogurt while vinaigrettes have a base of oil and vinegar. Though there are many variations of dressings, oil and vinegar based dressings generally tend to have the nutritional advantage.

Read more here: “The Best of the Light Salad Dressings”