Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe – 2 Points +

Healthy Ranch Dressing

If you are like me, and believe that the the mere “2 tbsp” suggested serving size of ranch dressing is typically what to use on two baby carrots, then today’s Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe is for you. With just a few ingredients, you can make your own ranch dressing for a TON less calories and fat than the pre-made kind you buy. I simply used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The uses for Greek yogurt, are really endless. I seriously need to buy that stuff in bulk! By doing that, I cut out a ton of fat while still keeping great flavor and texture, and added a LOT of protein. I also used an organic ranch dresing mix to keep this recipe a lot healthier and eliminate preservatives. For just 2 Points +, you get a 1/3 cup serving of ranch dressing…now that’s what I’m talking ’bout. Pour it over a salad, use it as a dip for veggies or pretzels, slather it over a baked potato….I’m getting really hungry now just thinking about all the ways to use it! Ranch lovers – you now have a go to healthy dressing recipe that can let you indulge while still keeping you on track to reach your Weight Watchers goals. Enjoy!

Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe

A super easy and healthy ranch dressing mix that lets you really indulge. Just 2 Points + for a nice 1/3 cup of dressing makes this low calorie ranch salad dressing recipe a real treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat milk

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and let chill for at least 2 hours before servings

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1/3 cup
Each serving = 2 Points +

PER SERVING: 87 calories; 1g fat; 7g carbohydrates; 11g protein; 0g fiber

Comments

  1. Shirley Graham says:

    Will fat free milk work for this? I don’t buy 2%.

  2. Ewwww When I look for recipes I am not looking for packets of ingredients that include additives, preservatives, sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Food already tastes good I am looking for healthy non-processed natural foods.

  3. katharine says:

    how long does it last for in the fridge?

  4. Can i use a regular plain yogurt instead of the greek kind? And will it have the same taste and consistency?

  5. most bottled and dry ranch dressings (dry seasoning packest) contain msg – monosodiumglutatmate — msg is extremely unhealthy for a variety of reasons – sodium overload and weight (not just water, actual fat) gain

  6. Nothing healthy about a ranch dressing packet…well, unless you know it’s free or preservatives…but is there such a thing?

    • Yes there is. I have a recipe to make my own ranch mix. Super easy.

      5 tbsp. dry minced onions
      7 tsp. parsley flakes
      4 tsp. salt
      1 tsp. garlic powder

      Mix and store in airtight container. Use 2 tbsp. dry mix in place of one packet bought mix.

  7. Made this tonight & it is GREAT!!! So much better that reduced or fat free store bought dressings :)

  8. Made this yesterday and it was perfect! The 2tbs for a salad is enough but I always get in to trouble with veggie dips – so this was awesome!

  9. Gingerella says:

    Could you use fat free sour cream with the same overall taste/effect?  I ask because no matter how I try to use it, I cannot eat yogurt.  I hate it, but I like sour cream, go figure!  According to the Trader Joe’s label, their fat free sour cream is either 0 or 1 point, I cant remember.  Do you think it would work?

    • laaloosh says:

      Absolutely! I just use the yogurt because it’s got more protein and more probiotics, but sour cream is what the package of ranch calls for.

  10. You know what i do is use the fat free ranch and sprinkle some of the ranch seasoning in to the bowl of ranch iam going to use. And it taste pretty good

  11. Great idea – I’m such a fan of Greek yogurt. 

  12. amyB2010 says:

    Bless your heart! Just started and this will help a TON!!

  13. Coope338 says:

    Do you know how long this stays good?

  14. Amanda Caldwell says:

    Looks good, thanks for sharing! :)

  15. Pamela Torro says:

    Sounds yummy!!  I have been buying yogurt ranch from Bolt House Farms.  It’s only 1 point for 2 tablespoons and it’s tasty.  They have a whole line of very low cal dressings that so far have not disappointed!   http://bolthouse.com/our-products/dressings/yogurt-dressings/classic-ranch/detail

    • not good…

      Bolt Hill Farms dressings (and Marie’s) are trying to be healthy but they still include carrageenan a sulphated polysaccharide. Some animal dietary studies have observed colitis-like disease and tumor promotion and concerns are that “degraded carrageenan” (poligeenan) in food-grade carrageenan may lead to health problems.

      They also include unnecessary sweeteners: sugar, fruit juice and concentrated fruit juice…

      Gaur gum and xanthan gum have been poorly tested so it is unclear if they are safe

      Better to make your own from whole natural ingredients.

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