- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard.
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon (about 4 tablespoons juice and 3 teaspoons zest)
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
- 1 tablespoon honey.
- 1 teaspoon salt.
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Friday, 25 August 2017
4 Ways To Cut Sugar This Week
By now you have probably heard about the dangers of sugar in your diet. Obesity, diabetes, and all sorts of diseases have been tied up with treating yourself too frequently to sweets. Even if you aren’t facing any health challenges now, it is important to try to cut down on sugar for your health in the long run. Here are some easy ways that you can eat less sugar this week!
1) Don’t Keep Sugary Foods In Your House
If it is in your house, you will eat it. Maybe you will be able to curb your sweet tooth for a couple of days but that tub of ice cream in the freezer is eventually going to wear you down. Make it easy for yourself by not buying it in the first place!
2) Cut out Soda
Easier said than done, we know. But soda contains so much sugar that it really isn’t worth it. An easy fix is to swap out the sugary soda for sparkling water with a lime or lemon. It gives you the same fizz without the huge sugar intake.
3) Make Homemade Salad Dressing
Sugar is sneaky. You might think that you are being ‘good’ by having a salad for lunch but watch out! Sugar is lurking in your favorite salad dressings. Here is a great sugar-free recipe you can make ahead and keep for delicious healthy salads:
It’s that simple!
4) Avoid Processed Foods
Remember that practically everything that comes in a box, bag, or package will have added sugar. Stick to the produce section of the grocery store and stay away from the middle of the store where the highly processed foods usually are. Don’t be tempted!