Big Fat Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing

by | Jun 17, 2020 | Salads | 1 comment

I searched high and low for a blue cheese dressing that was point friendly. I found a few, but I wasn’t all that crazy about them. I also used Google to try to find a recipe that I liked — to no avail. I decided to create my own using my Ranch Dressing recipe as a base. It took me a few really tangy and not so flavorful batches before I got the flavor profile I wanted. I used to be a plain yogurt naysayer — I was sour cream all the way, ah, the mistakes of youth — but when I joined MyWW, it seemed everyone was using it, even for freaking pizza dough! Then began my love affair with plain greek yogurt, after all a girl’s got to do what she can to keep her points low!

When I first tested this recipe, I just mixed everything together and went way too heavy on the ranch mix and lemon juice, so don’t skip the white vinegar, trust me. I also used a higher ratio of mayo to yogurt, which resulted in higher points, plus the tang from the yogurt adds to the right flavor in this one. I also wanted a more pungent blue cheese flavor, so the first step is very important — you have to mash that blue cheese into the yogurt, like your life depends on it or you will only taste the blue cheese when you bite into a crumble of it. After working those few issues out, this is what I came up with. I promise this blue cheese dressing recipe will make your heart sing and your taste buds soar. Best of all it’s quick and soooooooo easy to make!

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Big Fat Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip

Servings: 8 servings
Course Salad
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Calories53kcal
Author: Lisa

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup(s) Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt my faves are Fage and Choboni
  • ½ cup(s) Reduced-fat Blue Cheese crumbled (I use Stella)
  • 1 tbsp Light Mayo (I use Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Fresh or Freeze-dried Chives optional (I usually put in more, I love chives)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Fat Free Half n' Half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, using a spatula, mash the blue cheese into the yogurt, leaving some chunks.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

The nutritional values were calculated using full-fat blue cheese, however, the MyWW Smart Point values are based on the use of reduced-fat cheese. If you use full-fat cheese in the recipe, the SP values may be higher. Be sure to confirm in your recipe builder.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Robertson

    5 stars
    I have made this three times over last month . It tastes exactly like Marie’s blue cheese dressing , but lighter ! I get sad when it is gone !

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After I posted on Saturday, a friend suggested that I was being too hard on myself, and that I should take another look at where I was when I started and where I am today to remind myself how far I've come--despite gaining some weight back.

I did just that, and it helped me realize that the idea of "starting at square one" after we experience a setback is a big lie.

In fact, I don't think we are ever really "right back where we started," rather, we are at a new beginning--usually with an army of valuable information gained from the mistakes we've made.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, embrace your setbacks, they are the fuel for your journey forward.

xo Lisa
#transformationtuesday #bigfatskinnywisdom #weightlossjourney #healthjourney

After I posted on Saturday, a friend suggested that I was being too hard on myself, and that I should take another look at where I was when I started and where I am today to remind myself how far I`ve come--despite gaining some weight back.

I did just that, and it helped me realize that the idea of "starting at square one" after we experience a setback is a big lie.

In fact, I don`t think we are ever really "right back where we started," rather, we are at a new beginning--usually with an army of valuable information gained from the mistakes we`ve made.

I guess what I`m trying to say is, embrace your setbacks, they are the fuel for your journey forward.

xo Lisa
#transformationtuesday #bigfatskinnywisdom #weightlossjourney #healthjourney
...

When I start to categorize certain foods as bad, I set myself up for failure. I feel like this meme nails it!!

#weightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #eatgreatloseweight

When I start to categorize certain foods as bad, I set myself up for failure. I feel like this meme nails it!!

#weightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #eatgreatloseweight
...

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher 

Two years ago, I thought I had finally done it--I conquered the weight-loss thing, once and for all.

Fast forward to now--up 40 pounds from this time two years ago. And boy oh boy have I been having a field day with the self- loathing, shame, and negative self talk.

I have been struggling to stay consistent, and waging war on myself with comparison. It has been a downward spiral that I feel powerless to control. Shame sent me into hiding--and go ahead, ask me how that has worked out!

Today I am choosing to come back, take control, and reset because when I started this journey three-plus years ago, I knew it would be hard, but choosing to give up would be harder. 

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

Two years ago, I thought I had finally done it--I conquered the weight-loss thing, once and for all.

Fast forward to now--up 40 pounds from this time two years ago. And boy oh boy have I been having a field day with the self- loathing, shame, and negative self talk.

I have been struggling to stay consistent, and waging war on myself with comparison. It has been a downward spiral that I feel powerless to control. Shame sent me into hiding--and go ahead, ask me how that has worked out!

Today I am choosing to come back, take control, and reset because when I started this journey three-plus years ago, I knew it would be hard, but choosing to give up would be harder.

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney
...

Happy FriYAY 

I know it's been a while since I've posted or done a live video, in part because I feel a bit like a fraud.

I've gained some weight back, and the shame I feel has been paralyzing. And let me tell you, the negative self talk has been strong, and LOUD. 

But also totally UNTRUE.

Here's the truth. I'm not back where I started. I may have lost a little ground, gotten distracted and even lost my focus--but I haven't given up on my goal.

Never give up. Do not stop. Practice consistency. AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF--even when you don’t! 😉

#facetofacefriday #weightlossjourney #consistency #accountability #bigfatskinnywisdom

Happy FriYAY

I know it`s been a while since I`ve posted or done a live video, in part because I feel a bit like a fraud.

I`ve gained some weight back, and the shame I feel has been paralyzing. And let me tell you, the negative self talk has been strong, and LOUD.

But also totally UNTRUE.

Here`s the truth. I`m not back where I started. I may have lost a little ground, gotten distracted and even lost my focus--but I haven`t given up on my goal.

Never give up. Do not stop. Practice consistency. AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF--even when you don’t! 😉

#facetofacefriday #weightlossjourney #consistency #accountability #bigfatskinnywisdom
...

My daughter asked me to get her chicken McNuggets while I was out today. 

Can I just say, going through the drive-thru when you're hungry is hard. But I haven't had McDonald's (other than an Egg McMuffin a time or two) since 2019. And I wasn't going to start today...although I do plan to try the strawberry shortcake McFlurry before it's gone! But that's another post!

I decided to ask for a few extra sauces (my favorite is Hot Mustard) and came home to make my own copycat nuggets.

I wish I could take the credit for this piece of culinary genius, but I found the recipe while scrolling Instagram--it was a reel, so I'm not sure who it was!

Copy Cat  Chicken McNuggets
Serves 1 (12 nuggets) 
4 WW Points 
443 Calories 

12.5 oz can Kirkland Canned Chicken, drained
1 egg
65 grams 75% Reduced Fat Cabot Cheddar
1 tbsp grated parmesan 
Seasoning of your choice, I used some spicy ranch seasoning.
Avocado Oil cooking spray 

Preheat oven or airfryer to 400.

1. Mix all ingredients well, shape into nuggets (I got 12 out of this), place on pan spritzed with avocado oil cooking spray, then give them another quick spritz.

2. Air fry or bake 25 min or until golden and crispy, turning them over halfway through. I use the air fry function on my Ninja XL oven. 

I enjoyed these with my favorite McDonald's nugget sauce!

As a side note, the point/nutritional values will be different depending on the cheese you use.
#bigfatskinnyrecipes #eatgreatloseweight #weightlossjourney #healthyswaps

My daughter asked me to get her chicken McNuggets while I was out today.

Can I just say, going through the drive-thru when you`re hungry is hard. But I haven`t had McDonald`s (other than an Egg McMuffin a time or two) since 2019. And I wasn`t going to start today...although I do plan to try the strawberry shortcake McFlurry before it`s gone! But that`s another post!

I decided to ask for a few extra sauces (my favorite is Hot Mustard) and came home to make my own copycat nuggets.

I wish I could take the credit for this piece of culinary genius, but I found the recipe while scrolling Instagram--it was a reel, so I`m not sure who it was!

Copy Cat Chicken McNuggets
Serves 1 (12 nuggets)
4 WW Points
443 Calories

12.5 oz can Kirkland Canned Chicken, drained
1 egg
65 grams 75% Reduced Fat Cabot Cheddar
1 tbsp grated parmesan
Seasoning of your choice, I used some spicy ranch seasoning.
Avocado Oil cooking spray

Preheat oven or airfryer to 400.

1. Mix all ingredients well, shape into nuggets (I got 12 out of this), place on pan spritzed with avocado oil cooking spray, then give them another quick spritz.

2. Air fry or bake 25 min or until golden and crispy, turning them over halfway through. I use the air fry function on my Ninja XL oven.

I enjoyed these with my favorite McDonald`s nugget sauce!

As a side note, the point/nutritional values will be different depending on the cheese you use.
#bigfatskinnyrecipes #eatgreatloseweight #weightlossjourney #healthyswaps
...

I stumbled across an old journal entry from late 2020. And boy did I need the reminder.

I thought I'd share just in case any of you needed a reminder too:

"Transformation is a process. It takes time, and patience. Sometimes you're gonna hit it on all cylinders, and sometimes you're gonna struggle. In either case the requirement is to show up, and do the best that you can."
(December 13, 2020)

Don't ever underestimate your own wisdom, because most times the only expert you need is looking back at you in the mirror.

xo-Lisa

#transformationtuesday #weightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom

I stumbled across an old journal entry from late 2020. And boy did I need the reminder.

I thought I`d share just in case any of you needed a reminder too:

"Transformation is a process. It takes time, and patience. Sometimes you`re gonna hit it on all cylinders, and sometimes you`re gonna struggle. In either case the requirement is to show up, and do the best that you can."
(December 13, 2020)

Don`t ever underestimate your own wisdom, because most times the only expert you need is looking back at you in the mirror.

xo-Lisa

#transformationtuesday #weightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom
...

I had a bad hair day.. 

I was letting my hair grow because, for like a minute I was loving it long--and then yesterday on a whim I decided that I didn't. 

I sent a quick text to @nikitajohns, the best hairstylist ever, and a few hours later my hair was four inches shorter, my bad hair day was over, and I was ready for spring!

The moral of the story is: making a change doesn't require over thinking--just do it!

I had a bad hair day..

I was letting my hair grow because, for like a minute I was loving it long--and then yesterday on a whim I decided that I didn`t.

I sent a quick text to @nikitajohns, the best hairstylist ever, and a few hours later my hair was four inches shorter, my bad hair day was over, and I was ready for spring!

The moral of the story is: making a change doesn`t require over thinking--just do it!
...

My eyes have been bothering me off and on for a few days, I figured it was just a Sjogrens flare, until this morning when I woke up with sore, red, goopy eyes.

So I scheduled a quick video visit with my doctor...
and the winner is:

Bacterial Conjunctivitis (aka) Pink Eye!!

I'm getting some antibiotic drops, but spam me with your best home remedies to soothe sore, achey eyes 👀!

My eyes have been bothering me off and on for a few days, I figured it was just a Sjogrens flare, until this morning when I woke up with sore, red, goopy eyes.

So I scheduled a quick video visit with my doctor...
and the winner is:

Bacterial Conjunctivitis (aka) Pink Eye!!

I`m getting some antibiotic drops, but spam me with your best home remedies to soothe sore, achey eyes 👀!
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