This is just a quick tip for this week's WFMW. I was very busy yesterday getting my categories up, which is something that I learned at WFMW, and it was so satisfying. Yes, blog tinkering definitely works for me.
On to the tip about cutting calories. I do not like fat free salad dressings. When I examine the lower fat ones that I like, I find that they are almost as high in fat and/or calories as the full fat versions. I read this tip on a Weight Watchers board years ago, and I love it. Use balsamic vinegar to cut the fat in your regular dressings. It is fat free and virtually calorie free and is much milder and flavorful than regular salad dressings. I first heard it suggested with Ranch dressing. That sounded gross, but now my daughter and I both like "balsamic ranch." I usually put a little of the regular dressing on, and then sprinkle the balsamic over, which thins it, and I mix it all up. I also find that it's easier to do this in a very large bowl, instead of on a plate. When our Ranch bottle starts to get low, I just pour some balsamic in and shake it up and we get every last drop out.
It sounds weird, and a little gross, but it works for me! Click the picture above to link to more ideas at Shannon's site.