Just 4 grams of sugar is equal to 1 tbsp of the sweet stuff, and if you are like me and love salad for the yummy dressing that accompanies it, you probably don't just use the 'suggested serving', on the back of the bottle. This can quickly add up to multiple tablespoons of sugar.... on salad! Even sneakier are the 'low fat' dressings, sneaking more sugar in to make them taste better or using damaging sugar substitutes, labelling them low calorie...
I dis-like the current food politics, marketing, and standards, They lack honesty and clarity in the Canadian market. I think we're all pretty sick of it at this point. Tennis ball tomatoes, chemical laden veggies, antibiotic rich meats and milk, and constriction of choice to what we nourish our bodies with, and sugar in Freakin everything!
I do however love, love, love the underlying current food CULTURE, more and more are buying and eating organic, educating ourselves about ingredients, looking for local where-ever possible, and making it ourselves...
Next week is all about Sugar free challenge, so I arm you here with a list of added sugar that might be lurking in your meals. Save it to your phone, print it off and take it with you, be armed when shopping.
Link to Sugar List
And as I talked about loving salad sooooo much, what do I use to make a sugar free salad dressing?
for a creamy, tangy, rich dressing, I use
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet mandarin juiced
2-3 tbsp water
salt and pepper to taste
Blend for 30 seconds and Mmmmm!