Sugar Series pt. 4 – What’s in your salad dressing?

Welcome back to the “Sugar Series,” pt. 4! This week we’re talking about what’s in your salad dressing. 

You already know I read ingredient labels every time I go to the grocery store. (As an aside, my husband always wonders why it takes me so long to shop and now you know! Plus, I just really like the grocery store. But the good news is that I’m already doing a lot of the work for you!)

In case you missed it, you can read the intro post here, part 2 here, and part 3 here.  

The more labels you read, the more familiar you’ll become and the more you’ll train yourself to know what to look for on each label. 

What’s in your salad dressing?

Most salad dressings contain sugar. They also contain other ingredients that aren’t ideal but we’ll save those items for future posts. In a perfect world, we’d all make our own dressing. But I know that’s not always possible. Sometimes you’re in a hurry and you need to grab something from the fridge. 

These dressings are from brands that market themselves as healthy alternatives. One is organic. But just because something is made from organic ingredients doesn’t mean it’s automatically healthy or good for you. That’s another reason why reading the back of the label is so important. 


I discovered Tessemae’s when I did a Whole30 last year. I love everything I’ve tried from their line. My two favorites are the Balsamic and Lemon Garlic. I also love to use the buffalo sauce when I’m making wings. And good news for those of you who can’t find Tessemae’s in your local store, I just found out you can buy their products online

On a related note, would anyone be interested in a post about homemade salad dressings? Leave me a note in the comments below or contact me

This post is not sponsored, I just love sharing what I love. 

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