You have good intentions with your side salad, great job getting in an extra serving of vegetables for the day, but don’t ruin your calorie count with store bought dressing. You can easily make homemade salad dressing and be more mindful of the ingredients and calories.
A simple vinaigrette can lift a salad from a struggle to eat to actually enjoyable. Mix equal parts oil and vinegar and season with salt to taste to make a quality vinegar the star, or add garlic or herbs for a little variation. Or go a little further and consider adding a sweetener and a mustard for a creamy dressing with far fewer calories than that store bought dressing.
Don’t be intimidated by the extra effort, a homemade salad dressing is quite simple and can be thrown together in a pinch once you learn the proportions. The sky’s the limit on the variations you can try.