Lighten Up Your Salad

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Eating salad is a great way to slim down, especially during the warm months of spring in preparation for summer. However, salad dressings can often be packed with fat and calories. Food Network Magazine has decided to give your favorite dressings a makeover -- transforming the classics into healthy, yet still flavorful options.

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