Foodie Friday {Low Fat Ranch Dressing Recipe}…

Are you really bad at asking for help?

I am.  As in, really bad at it.  I either don’t do it and get mad when nothing is done … or demand instead of ask and then nothing gets done.

This has been one of those weeks for me where I’m trying to catch my breath.  I don’t like to have balls drop.  I think I can do it all.

I’ve been pretty busy the past 3 weeks and this week it started catching up to me.  I need to get better at asking for help with groceries, dishes, cooking, and the like.

All that to say … I didn’t cook much this week.  I cooked some but nothing fabulous.

I did manage to find this awesome recipe on Pinterest and decided to modify. 🙂   Super easy and super delicious! 🙂

Simple ingredient list

Simple ingredient list

Low Fat Ranch Dressing Recipe | Pure & Simple


  • 1 Packet of Ranch Dressing (dry mix)
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt (2%)
  • 3/4 Cup Skim Milk (less if you prefer thick ranch)
  • 1/8 TSP S&P, Dill (dried is fine)

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.  Refrigerate and serve.  It is tangy enough to remind me of Ranch.  It isn’t quite as good as restaurant dressing, which keeps me from eating too much.  I could swim in the ranch from Texas Roadhouse.  Seriously.

Don’t forget about my homemade italian dressing recipe! 🙂

What have you made this week?

Until next time…

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Foodie Friday {Homemade Italian Dressing}…

Before I proceed with Foodie Friday’s recipe, I need to know something.  Flax or chia?  What do you do with the flax?  I bought flax seeds and flax meal from Trader Joes.  Both have been sitting on the counter while I try to decide what to do with them.  Then I hear chia is the new flax. Way to be late to the party Jennifer… Foodie help please? 🙂


I know … I’m writing a post about salad dressing.  Boooring.  😛  Well in keeping with my healthy recipes for Foodie Friday, I wanted to blog about my favorite salad dressing.  Well my fave is Ranch … but that is beside the point.

I love eating salads.  I especially love eating salads at home (much cheaper!).

I hate bottled dressing.  All of them.  I like some in the refrigerated section of the produce department but I prefer to make my own.

I’m not an O&V + lemon juice kinda gal either.  I need some flavor to go along with that lettuce afterall! 😉

I have made this several times over the past month and Raymond LOVES it!  I store it in a mason jar.  Love me some mason jars!

Modified from this recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix
    • Oil, water, vinegar (for the packet)
    • I use slightly more vinegar and water than the instructions call for to cut down on the oil consumption.
  • 1 TSP Dried oregano
  • 1/2 TSP
    • Sugar
    • Mayonnaise
    • Pepper
  • 1/4 TSP Garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1.5 TBSP water
  1. Prepare Good Seasonings dressing according to package.  I make this in the carafe that comes with the dressing kit.
  2. Pour in a medium bowl.
  3. Add additional ingredients.  Whisk until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Hello you big beautiful bowl of lettuce! 🙂

Now … please share any Ranch recipes that might be healthy. 🙂

Until next time…

Jennifer Signature