Traditional Snacks and Low Sodium: There are unsalted versions available of the most common snack foods. Look for unsalted potato chips, unsalted corn chips, popcorn without salt, unsalted nuts, no salt added nut butters, low or no sodium crackers. Taro root chips or banana chips are good. Many of these snacks are baked or dehydrated… Read more »
Category: Low Sodium Tips
No Salt Added Tuna
Crown Prince was one of the first cans of no salt added I found and it is good. Here is some helpful information about tuna and mercury. Light tunas (skipjack and tongol) typically have lower levels of mercury than white tunas (albacore and yellowfin). The “light” labeling isn’t always 100% accurate about this. Try to… Read more »
No Salt Added Mustard
Here is a very good stone-ground mustard and it’s no salt added. Try It!
How to Manage a No-Salt Diet
Did your doctor just tell you you need to go on a no-salt diet right away? Alternatively, have you decided you want to try a no-salt diet to see what effect it has on your health? It can be challenging putting together delicious meals that don’t have any salt in them, but it is possible… Read more »
Maximize The Use of Seasonings, Herbs and Spices For A More Flavorful Healthy Diet
Seasonings are so important when cooking a healthy diet. There are ways you can bring out the flavor of seasonings, herbs, spices, and chilies. How you cook them, when you add them and how you store them all make a difference when trying to maximize flavor. Learn more click here: https://www.bensonsgourmetseasonings.com/cooking-tips-maximize-the-use-of-seasonings-herbs-and-spices-for-a-more-flavorful-healthy-diet/
I am anti-salt in seasonings because the more seasoning you add, the more salt you are adding.
It’s not that I am so anti-salt. Salt can have its place. I am, however, anti-salt in seasonings because the more seasoning you add, the more salt you are adding. Usually, salt is listed as the first ingredient often followed by sugar because the sugar will help it not taste so salty. You lose control… Read more »
Salt is just a habit, after a while without it you will start to taste the food not just the salt
Many who must give up salt (Dr. says) find it very difficult to enjoy the food without salt. It takes time, on average (depending on how much you cheat) about 3 months for the taste buds to adjust to food without salt and know that if the food seasoned properly it can be enjoyed. Yes,… Read more »
Did you know that there Are over 500 known varieties of known chilies?
There are over 500 known varieties of chiles in the world, with all chiles originating in Central America. Chilies don’t have to be hot but they do add flavor. Learn to add some to your food and you will add flavor. The same chilies will taste different when they are fresh (if you use the… Read more »
Sometimes We All Can Use A Little Umph – Same When Cooking
Sometimes We Just Need A Little More Umph. Same when cooking. Try stronger seasonings like Bravado Chili Seasoning, Calypso Jamaican-Style Hot & Spicy, Gusto Garlic and Herb Pepper (more of an all-around seasoning) best when browned. Like when pan browning or, Roasting, Broiling, & BBQ
Do You Know How To Grill Low Sodium Vegetables?
At this time of year, Spring and Summer, with all the varieties of vegetables coming into their season. Nothing is more beautiful than a platter of grilled vegetables. Make sure to grill extra vegetables to add more flavor and serve in sandwiches, salads, omelets, snacks, etc. Learn 8 tips for added flavor when grilling vegetables
Salt-Free Seasonings Offer Help Living With A Low Sodium Diet
Salt-free seasonings are the key to living with a low sodium diet. Low sodium diets do not have to be bland. You need good quality salt-free seasonings. The seasonings need to be fresh with good aroma and you need a variety of them. You will be surprised how quickly you can become tired of the… Read more »
Infografic-Sodium And An Unhealthy Heart
This infographic is about sodium facts that lead to an unhealthful heart. Did you know that something labeled healthy must have a sodium level less than 480 mg? Watch those serving sizes, they can be small.
Infographic by Million Hearts-Tracking Down The Salt In Food
This infographic has a lot of information to help you learn more about sodium. Where to find it and how to choose lower sodium options. You can see how sodium can add up throughout the day.
3 Tips To Help Calculate Your Daily Sodium Intake
When you are told to go on a low sodium diet. The dietitian or doctor may tell you to keep your daily sodium intake below 2000mg or (2g that’s 2 grams). Perhaps you are told to stay below, 1500mg, or 1000mg, 500mg or even 100mg of sodium per day. How do you calculate how much… Read more »
Do You Know What Gremolata Is?
It is a flavorful Italian condiment. When you think of condiments it is usually ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, hot sauce, and salsa. Here is a condiment many of you may not have heard of called Gremolata. This is a classic Italian condiment/relish, that is very flavorful. It has a citrusy, fresh garden brightness, that is… Read more »
Salt Substitutes And Trying To Make Your Food Taste Salty Should Not Be Your Only Goal
Using salt substitutes to make food taste salty should not be your only goal. When eating a low sodium diet, you need flavor too. You will need to learn how to get rid of bland food. This includes learning how to increase flavor by using salt-free seasonings, fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, citrus and fruits, kinds… Read more »
7 Tips To Do And 7 Tips To Avoid When Eating Out In A Restaurant
I just shared a post which was shared by the Daily Dish on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyDish.us/?fref=ts This is about tips to help lower your sodium intake. Here is a similar article I wrote a while back on this topic. Enjoy. 7-Tips-To-Do-And-7-Tips-To-Avoid-When-Eating-Out
Do you know how much sodium 1 tablespoon of soy sauce has?
Did you know just one tablespoon of soy sauce typically contains a whopping 1,000 milligrams of sodium? That’s about half of the recommended limit for sodium intake in an entire day. Consider soy sauce a high-sodium food. Low Sodium Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe(This recipe doesn’t taste exactly like the real thing but it is pretty… Read more »
Most salad dressings are very high in sodium
Here you are trying to eat healthier and now you found out that most salad dressings are very high in sodium. Read the labels and understand what the amount of sodium is per serving which is usually 2 Tablespoons. Many of us use much more especially for a large salad. The amount of sodium can… Read more »
Starting A Low Sodium Diet & Making Your Food Taste Salty Should Not Be Your Main Goal
Starting a low sodium diet, your first thought might be to find a salt substitute. You think you’ve got to replace the salt taste in your food. Using salt substitutes to make food taste salty should not be your only goal. More than you realize, you need flavor too. You will need to learn how… Read more »
Any Idea How Much Sodium Is In Dairy Products?
Remember when I told you that often the lower the fat, the higher the sodium? Here is are some examples per serving: Whole milk, 1 cup 98 mg sodium 2% milk, 1 cup 100 mg sodium 1% milk, 1 cup 107 mg sodium Nonfat milk, 1 cup 145 mg sodium Half n Half, 1 Tablespoon,… Read more »
Raw Onion Adds Flavor & Crunch, But What If It’s Too Strong? Here is a tip
Raw onion, whether it sliced or diced, adds both flavor and crunch to fresh salsas, salads, sandwiches and burgers for example, but sometimes they are too strong. Tip: After you cut them, place in a sieve or colander and rinse briefly under the tap with cold water. The water washes away the strong sulfur juices… Read more »
To Help Lower Your Sodium Intake Don’t Use Salt
To help lower your sodium intake. First get rid of the salt shaker. Don’t use salt. Find a salt substitute like Table Tasty. Look for products labeled “low sodium” (contains less than 140 mg per serving), “very low sodium” (less than 35 mgs preserving) or “sodium free” (less than 5 mgs). Read more…http://bit.ly/1SUWSj8
Mirepoix – Do You Know What This Is?
One of the most basic and most important flavor builders is a French cooking term or technique called a mirepoix. This one cooking technique will help you a lot to create more flavorful food. All of you should know about it and start using it when cooking, especially for a low sodium diet. What is… Read more »