Vinaigrette Dressing2 tbsp., average: 120 calories, 12g total fat (1g sat. fat), 240mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*
Step away from the salad dressing! Unless it's light, and you measure out a 2-tbsp. serving, vinaigrettes can spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e. You might assume vinaigrettes are inherently lighter than creamy dressings, but that's not always true. Plus, while a serving is technically 2 tbsp., a more realistic portion size is 3 - 4 tbsp. -- which means an average of 180 - 240 calories and 18 - 24g fat! To lighten up what's already in your fridge, thin it out with regular vinegar... and watch those portions!
Better bets: Pick up some yummy flavored vinegars, like the kinds by Pompeian and Nakano. Or fill your fridge with low-fat vinaigrettes, like Bolthouse Farms and Newman's Own Light dressings.