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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5 from 2 votes

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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I especially love fennel and apples together, but it is equally delicious without the fennel. If you skip the fennel (which I do not recommend) just add an additional cup of broccoli slaw mix.

Apple Crunch Slaw
6 servings 
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3 c broccoli slaw
1 c fennel sliced thin
2 apples julienned, shredded, or chopped
2 tsp Fruit Fresh (sprinkled on apples to keep them from browning)
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2 tbsp Light mayo
1 tbsp dijon mustard 
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 packets Truvia Sweetener 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
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Happy Sunday!

I don`t know about you, but this spring ahead thing has got me all messed up!

I mean, I know it`s only an hour but man I feel like I missed half the day!!! 😳

I will not be live on Facebook this evening as I`m getting ready for a quick trip tomorrow and Tuesday. BUT, I still wanted to share the recipe I talked about last week. It`s one of my faves and it comes together quickly!!

I especially love fennel and apples together, but it is equally delicious without the fennel. If you skip the fennel (which I do not recommend) just add an additional cup of broccoli slaw mix.

Apple Crunch Slaw
6 servings
1sp
75 calories

3 c broccoli slaw
1 c fennel sliced thin
2 apples julienned, shredded, or chopped
2 tsp Fruit Fresh (sprinkled on apples to keep them from browning)
DRESSING
1/2 c nonfat greek yogurt
2 tbsp Light mayo
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 packets Truvia Sweetener
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp celery seed

Toss slaw and fennel together. Sprinkle apples with fruit fresh and toss together, add to slaw mix. Whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth and uniform, pour over slaw and toss well until coated. #myww #weightlossjourney #wwcommunity #bigfatskinnysalads #eatmoresalad
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I am well aware of the work that is yet to be done, but for today, I am choosing to celebrate where I am right now and the strength and courage it took to get here.

What wins are you celebrating today?

xo Lisa

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And there it is, my weekly struggle between gratitude and disappointment.

With that said, I choose gratitude. These two pictures are almost four years apart. I`ve come an incredibly long way, and am proud of all that I`ve overcome.

I am well aware of the work that is yet to be done, but for today, I am choosing to celebrate where I am right now and the strength and courage it took to get here.

What wins are you celebrating today?

xo Lisa

#celebrateeverywin #weightlossjourney #consistency #eatmovetracksleep #drinkyourwater #bigfatskinnywisdom #facetofacefriday #Face2FaceFriday
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👉 Stress and Weight Management Support
👉 Gut Health Support
👉 Inflammation and Autoimmune Support 

While I know that taking a few supplements will not solve all my health issues, or make me magically thinner, I do know what a difference they have made for me on my health journey.

Do you supplement?
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Taking care of others can be both challenging, and exhausting.

Which is why making my own care a priority is absolutely essential. You know, the put your own mask on first thing...and I wasn`t very good at it for more years than I can count.

I have always been a supplement skeptic, but have since learned that (much like in life), sometimes a little bit of support goes a really long way.

In addition to eating well, moving, tracking, drinking my daily water, and getting plenty of sleep, I take supplements for:

👉 Hormone and Mood Support
👉 Stress and Weight Management Support
👉 Gut Health Support
👉 Inflammation and Autoimmune Support

While I know that taking a few supplements will not solve all my health issues, or make me magically thinner, I do know what a difference they have made for me on my health journey.

Do you supplement?
#myweightlossjourney #weightlossjourney #consistency #eatmovetracksleep #drinkyourwater
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The entire recipe ended up making 10 servings. I haven't calculated the macros yet. I'll do that when I post it on my website. But in the meantime...

10 servings (4oz cup)
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8oz Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
1 C Truvia or Swerve Confectioners Sugar
3/4 C Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1-2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or Vanilla Extract)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Pinch of salt
1 C Fat Free or Light Cool Whip
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Here`s the recipe for the No Bake Upside Down Cheesecake Cups I made Sunday night on my (Facebook) live.

The entire recipe ended up making 10 servings. I haven`t calculated the macros yet. I`ll do that when I post it on my website. But in the meantime...

10 servings (4oz cup)
3 WW Points (not including "crust" topping)

8oz Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
1 C Truvia or Swerve Confectioners Sugar
3/4 C Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1-2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or Vanilla Extract)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Pinch of salt
1 C Fat Free or Light Cool Whip
1/4 C Triple Berry Sauce (recipe on my website)

"Crust" of your choice, I use one or two crushed Dewey`s Bakery cookie thins.

With a hand mixer beat sugar and cream cheese. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt, mix well. Fold in whipped topping.

Divide Triple Berry Sauce among cups (a teaspoon or two in each) top with 2 heaping tablespoons of filling. Then with crushed cookie crust. Refrigerate for 6-12 hours.
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Happy FriYAY-Weigh!! 

It's been a busy week. But I stayed consistent. I'm not even lying when I say that I danced a little jig this morning after I weighed myself. It was the kind of loss we all want to see  EVERY week, except that it just isn't realistic.

But that didn't stop me from high-fiving my bad self.

It also made me think about the scale and the power I give it to influence my mood depending on its reading. 

Here's the thing, the scale isn't my enemy, and the numbers don't lie. BUT numbers are just the data. Simple metrics--one of lots of ways I measure my progress. It's me who brings meaning (true or not) to the numbers on the scale.

My goal this week is to stay consistent, and when next week rolls around and it's time to weigh in, I'm going to celebrate no matter what the numbers are, because the truth is, I have that choice.

Happy Friday!!

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #gratitudeattitude #myweightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #weighlosswisdom #consistency

Happy FriYAY-Weigh!!

It`s been a busy week. But I stayed consistent. I`m not even lying when I say that I danced a little jig this morning after I weighed myself. It was the kind of loss we all want to see EVERY week, except that it just isn`t realistic.

But that didn`t stop me from high-fiving my bad self.

It also made me think about the scale and the power I give it to influence my mood depending on its reading.

Here`s the thing, the scale isn`t my enemy, and the numbers don`t lie. BUT numbers are just the data. Simple metrics--one of lots of ways I measure my progress. It`s me who brings meaning (true or not) to the numbers on the scale.

My goal this week is to stay consistent, and when next week rolls around and it`s time to weigh in, I`m going to celebrate no matter what the numbers are, because the truth is, I have that choice.

Happy Friday!!

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #gratitudeattitude #myweightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #weighlosswisdom #consistency
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It's FriYAY-Weigh!

I'm down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month. 

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I'm not in a race, and there's no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I've come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you! 

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude

It`s FriYAY-Weigh!

I`m down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month.

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I`m not in a race, and there`s no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I`ve come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you!

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude
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