21 Day Fix Approved Dressings

21 Day Fix Approved Dressings

If you think you have to subsist on dry, undressed salads in order to eat healthy, think again.

All you need is a recipe for a 21 Day Fix dressing — luckily for you, there are eight of them! These flavor-rich, healthy versions of your favorite salad dressings mean no boring salads for you.

Bonus: Several of these dressings are multitaskers — toss them with a salad, drizzle them on roasted vegetables, or use them as a dipping sauce, marinade or wet rub. (Author Beachbody)

1. 21 Day Fix Ranch Dressing

Typical ranch dressing can be loaded with fat and calories. Make your own healthier version with this simple recipe that keeps the classic flavor you’re looking for. It’s perfect for dipping or drizzling on salads or sandwiches.  Start by combining a variety of herbs and spices to make the Ranch Seasoning Blend.

You only need a tablespoon of the mixture per batch of ranch dressing.  Store the rest in an airtight container for the next time you make dressing, or use it as a delicious spice rub for chicken or fish!

Pro tip: Because the calories are so low in this Healthier Ranch Dressing, the serving size of 2 Tbsp. only counts as ½ orange container in Portion Fix. The dry Ranch Seasoning Blend is considered a “free food.”

Ranch Seasoning Blend

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley, crushed
  • 2 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp. dried dill
  • 1½ tsp. dried cloves
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

    Preparation:

    1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until well mixed.

To make the Ranch Dressing

 Yields: 5 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers : 1 serving = ½ Orange

Ingredients

  •  cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  •  cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. Ranch Seasoning Blend

Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, buttermilk, and Ranch Seasoning Blend in a small bowl; mix well.

2. Avocado Dressing

Avocado lovers, meet your new favorite salad dressing. This creamy, Southwestern-style Avocado Dressing coats every bite of salad with the flavor of rich avocado.

Yields: 8 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers: ½ Orange

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe medium avocado, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley sprigs, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place avocado, yogurt, garlic, onion, lemon juice, and parsley in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

3. Lemon Dijon Dressing

Keeping a few handy ingredients like Dijon mustard and some pasteurized eggs in the fridge means you can make just enough of this creamy Lemon Dijon Salad Dressing on hand to last you the week.  Feel free to get creative and try this dressing on any salad! Since lemon and Dijon pair perfectly with grilled chicken breast, use a drizzle to liven up any simple protein.  As with most homemade dressings, this 21 Day Fix dressing will keep in the fridge for about a week.

Yields: 6 servings (2 Tbsp. each)
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1 orange

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg yolk, pasteurized*
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp. finely grated lemon peel(lemon zest)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Place egg yolk, mustard, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth.
  2. Slowly add oil, whisking continuously until well blended.

4. Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey mustard dressing from the grocery store can contain lots of added sugars and can be surprisingly high in calories. But delicious dressing doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar and calories.

This healthier homemade Honey Mustard Dressing is tangy with just the right amount of sweetness. Not only does it taste better, it only has 102 calories per serving. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to bottled dressings!

Yields: 8 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1 orange

Ingredients

  • ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) to taste; optional

Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, mustard, honey, and vinegar in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Slowly add oil, whisking constantly until well blended; season with salt (if desired).

5. Thousand Island Dressing

This healthy version means you can enjoy America’s favorite “secret sauce” on everything from salads to sandwiches without the guilt!

Yields: 8 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1 orange

Ingredients

  •  cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no salt or sugar added or ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup water

Directions:

    1. Place mayonnaise, tomato sauce, lemon juice, onion, pickle relish, parsley, and water into a blender; cover. Blend until desired consistency.
  1. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours.

6. Creamy Lemon Caesar Dressing

You don’t need to skip creamy dressings if you’re on 21 Day Fix — try this Creamy Lemon Caesar Dressing on your next Caesar salad or any other salad!

Yields: 8 servings, about 3 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1 orange

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup all-natural mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • anchovies (or 1 to 2 tsp. anchovy paste) (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Directions:

  1. Place yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt and pepper (if desired) in food processor (or blender); pulse until smooth.

7. Creamy Dill Dressing

This dill dressing made with tangy buttermilk is extremely versatile. You can toss it with a salad, drizzle it on steamed vegetables, stir it into soups, spread it on sandwiches, serve it as a sauce on fish, or use it for a dip with raw veggies. Pro tip: If you’re a garlic lover, add one clove of finely chopped garlic.

Yields: 5 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1/2 orange

Ingredients

  •  cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  •  cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill weed

Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, buttermilk, and dill in a small bowl; mix well.

8. Strawberry Vinaigrette

This sweet vinaigrette made with fresh strawberries will add gourmet flair to your summer salads. It can also be made with thawed, frozen strawberries.

Try it on our Spinach and Berry Salad!

Yields: 4 servings
Portion Fix Containers (per serving): 1/2 orange

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1⅓ cups sliced fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Place vinegar, oil, honey, salt, pepper, and strawberries in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth