Sometimes the only dressing that will work  (for things like salads, veggies, fries, pizza, etc.) is the dreaded ranch. We all know that ranch is typically not very good for us and should be saved for special occasions. (like chicken wings!) But the light ranches just will not work in my opinion. I always find myself wanting that “restaurant ranch,” and even the full-fat versions from the grocery store are disappointing.

Lucky for us it doesn’t have to be dreaded anymore. Bolthouse Farms has come out with a Yogurt Dressing that naturally decreases all of that fat and calories that usually come along with ranch dressing. What is even more amazing than the nutrition stats? The flavor! It is reminiscent of the “restaurant ranch” that I love. You know, for those chicken wings. ;)


2 Tbsp – 1 serving

70 calories

6 g fat

2 g sugar

Other varieties include: Chunky Blue cheese, Caesar Parmigiano, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Original Coleslaw and Creamy Italian.

Have you tried these dressings? Thoughts?


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fleur de sal

in my cupboard: lindt fleur de sel

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