There is no doubt that a dressing can add so much to a salad and there are a whole host of delicious options that are out there for you to choose from. However, if you are focusing on your health it is important that you pay close attention to certain details because a dressing can be rather deceptive with calories as well as sodium levels and even fat. So, keeping that in mind, these are the highest calorie dressings you better stop using, if you are serious about looking out for your health.
The Ranch Dressing
This is of course very popular, but ranch dressings are in general pretty unhealthy. Take the example by Hidden Valley. It has 140 calories and 14g of fat per serving and that is pretty much standard for this type of dressing. The vast majority of the calories that you consume with this dressing comes purely from fat, so if you do love the taste of it, then make sure that you go for the low-fat option to see a huge change in the calorie count.
Ken’s Steakhouse Buttermilk Ranch
This dressing might be creamy, but it is also full of fat. You are typically looking at 20g of fat per serving and 180 calories and that is a crazy amount for something that is supposed to be as simple as a dressing. This version also has 280 milligrams of sodium and that is not going to do your body any good considering the amount of salt you will be consuming on a regular basis with the rest of your diet.
Wish-Bone Thousand Island Dressing
Thousand Island dressing has long been a favorite for salad lovers, but it is also one of the unhealthiest dressings on the market. This version by Wish-Bone is higher than a number of others with 130 calories per serving and 12g of fat along with 330 milligrams of sodium. Yet again you should try using a low-fat option, but the sodium level is still going to be quite high even with the slimmed down version.