By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC



One of my very favorite salads is Caesar and I personally prefer it with Shrimp!  It is my test of a good restaurant, I order it whenever I see it on the menu and use it as my barometer. While a Caesar salad is not exactly on the low-cal, low-fat circuit of good dietary recommendations ~ it absolutely can be made to accommodate the Living Fit Lifestyle and sanctioned meal choices.


Since I love food and eating so much, especially the ones prepared at Jimmy John’s Owner, I learned very early that if I were going to partake in the food I was lusting over, I really must to learn to cook and adapt the recipes of interest to fit my goals and this is no different!


The obvious thing here is the salad and the grilled shrimp, that’s easy and standard ~ the important element is the Caesar Dressing, that’s what makes it special. You may want to add the croutons or not depending on your specific fitness goals, if you do choose croutons ~ please make them yourself and keep them whole grain! You can absolutely make this dish a sanctioned meal if you want to keep it in your family’s meal plan.



Sanctioned Caesar Dressing:


  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves – depending on your taste
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek style yogurt
  • s/p to taste



In the bowl of a food processor add the cheese, the lemon juice, garlic clove(s), mustard, anchovies and yogurt.

Turn the machine on and mix to combine well.

Add the oil in a slow stream while the processor is running to emulsify

Taste and adjust the seasoning to suit your family and enjoy!