Lyndy I tried the Walden Farms dressing also and I really didn't care for them either because they are way too sweet! But I have heard that the chipoltle ranch flavor is pretty good (haven't tried it tho). This sounds bad but if you add a lot of salt to the dressing it tones down the sweet taste, that's what I've been doing.
As far as recipes there are a lot of things that you can do to make your life more bearable on the diet.
One thing I did was make my own taco seasoning. It's really easy and you can find recipes online. I literally cook chicken, beef, everything with it.
I try to make my meals as easily as I can, I don't get to eat a lot so I don't like to put a ton of time into a meal.
On another forum I saw some information about making homemade applesauce, so I'm going to try that also and see if it works. You can also have tabasco products on the diet. They make a pretty yummy buffalo sauce in addition to their normal stuff so you can make kind of like hot wings.
I also will grind up the grissini or melba toast and coat chicken in it like a breading and bake it, that tastes good as well.
I have about 20 days left on my diet and I keep coming up with new stuff because it is easy to get burned out on certain foods. One thing I do to keep myself from getting burned out is to alternate the types of meat I eat. Like I'll buy a big package of lean ground beef and eat that till its gone. Then I'll eat like a week of deli turkey meat, then I'll eat a bag of frozen chicken, then I switch to ground turkey, and then back to beef. That way just when I'm about tired of one food I switch to another.
I don't eat white fish anymore though, I burned myself out last time. Also I do not mix my vegetables, I alternate those like the meat.
If I think of anything else I'll comment on here again. I have never tried one of the recipes that they give you with the diet...