Which salad dressings don't pack an unhealthy punch?

Whether it's blue cheese, Caesar, honey mustard or ranch, there's a good chance that bottled dressing is loaded with sodium and calories. A single serving of some dressings - and that's just two tablespoons - can add 180 calories and 620 milligrams of sodium to that salad.

The editors at the Nutrition Action HealthLetter looked at dozens of salad dressings and found some real standouts from a nutritional standpoint.

They include: Wish-Bone Deluxe French, Cindy's Kitchen Fresh Buttermilk Ranch, Cindy's Kitchen Fresh Buttermilk Honey Dijon Vinaigrette, Bolthouse Farms Yogurt Caesar Parmiagiano, Bolthouse Farms Yogurt Chunky Blue Cheese, Wild Thymes Toasted Sesame Wasabi Vinaigrette and Lighthouse Balsamic Vinaigrette.

The editors say all of these "winning" salad dressings also taste great.

Did you notice I didn't say anything about saturated fat? That because salad dressings are mostly unsaturated oils, like soybean and canola. The Nutrition Action HealthLetter says even creamy dressings like ranch or Caesar "are unlikely to raise your LDL ('bad) cholesterol.