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Brenda K's Sauces, Seasonings and Salad Dressings

(69 Recipes) Created by DEANNIE1966

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Vanilla Flavoring
Very Good 4.7/5
(71 ratings)

"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 10.7
Italian Herb Seasoning
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 3.9
Homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(42 ratings)

Use this to dress your salad or as a dipping sauce for cut vegetables. Don't like cilantro? No problem, just swap it out for Italian parsley or dill.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 8.8
Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(444 ratings)

The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips.

Submitted by METALFINGER2U

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 22.5
(no ratings)

Submitted by KAIAHZMAHM

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 8.9
Very Good 4.4/5
(13 ratings)

garnish for tacos and other mexican food

Submitted by RUTHIEWANNABFIT

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 9.4
(no ratings)

adkins and south beach diet friendly

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 3g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 49.6
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

Submitted by THE_NEW_ME_1

Carbs: 4.4g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 18.8
Taco Seasoning
Very Good 4.2/5
(200 ratings)

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 38.1
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

My husband is very salt sensitive and diabetic. Many of the taco seasoning packets found in the store contain sugar and lots of salt. Many also contain a thickening agent (usually corn starch) that just adds calories and is not really necessary. Mix this homemade version up ahead to use instead for healthier Mexican-style food.

About 2 Tbsp. equals 1 regular packet for seasoning power. Use 1 Tbsp. for a milder flavor.

Be sure to read the label on your chili powder. It is a combination of spices. Most do not contain salt or sugar, but some might.

If you like the little chunks of onion or garlic in your seasoning, use dried, minced onion or garlic instead of the granulated or powdered version. You will need about twice as much as the amounts listed and it will change the nutritional information slightly.

Submitted by BJMOOMEY

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 11.3
(no ratings)

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 6.2
(no ratings)

Submitted by AIMEE131

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 14.4g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 170.7
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Good 3.7/5
(35 ratings)

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.2g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 55.5
Very Good 4.0/5
(5 ratings)

I have been trying to find a low sodium bbq sauce but have been unsuccessful finding any in the local stores, so I decided to create my own. This recipe is my own take on a recipe from recipezarr.com - you could use splenda brown sugar and whatever spices you like (will alter nutritional information). I will continue to play with this recipe, it was very good (sweet with a little tang) and has a lot of potential to be even better.

Submitted by GIRL*IN*MOTION

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 44.4
Very Good 4.4/5
(19 ratings)

Submitted by REVRACE24

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 41.1
Slow Cooker Super Low Sodium Tomato/Meat Sauce
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, and came up with a super yummy, flavorful, LOW SODIUM sauce to use on spaghetti, lasagna, or pizzas! There are lots of recipes for sauces on here that seem to have a ton of little ingredients - but this one is simple, healthy, and EASY! Just throw it in the crock pot in the morning!

Submitted by KATIEKEISLER

Carbs: 7.7g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 14.6g | Calories: 185.7
Veggie-Packed Tomato Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(29 ratings)

What? Canned tomatoes in a tomato sauce? Yes, that's right. Garden tomatoes are only available for a short time, but crushed canned tomatoes are on shelves year-round and packed with flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 112.5
Chili Spices
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 7.2
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Very Good 4.6/5
(13 ratings)

Chef Meg's homemade and natural ricotta cheese is easy to make and a fun project for someone who likes to cook.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 39.1
Tangy Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce
Good 3.9/5
(19 ratings)

This sauce is great on grilled meats, and it makes enough for two meals. Try it on cooked pasta or roasted vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 68.1
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