When it comes to parties and dips Guacamole dip is one of the most requested. It is made with fresh avocados and fresh ingredients which will help keep it low sodium. However, a low sodium dip is not usually served at parties. Guacamole dip can be high sodium by adding salt, a commercial seasoning packet,… Read more »
Have You Ever Wondered Why Chickens Are Sold On Yellow Trays?
Since yellow trays today are associated with chicken and only chicken, this helps avoid cross contamination and helps with inventory control. But what prompted this color for chickens? Many associate yellow with baby chicks however you want yellow chickens for the best flavor and these yellow trays help reflect the yellow color. Look for yellow… Read more »
Eggs – How much sodium is in an egg? Which has more sodium, the yolk or the white?
In a chicken egg many of you may be surprised to learn that… most of the sodium in eggs is in the whites. If an egg has 77mg of sodium then around 13mg of sodium is in the yolk and about 64mg of sodium is in the white. Learn more surprising facts about eggs>>>http://bit.ly/1HvDEKj
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 »
Nuts are heart healthy, have good fats are high in fiber & add flavor
Nuts add good flavor to food. If you toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3 – 5 minutes (until you can smell them and they are golden), shake the pan like you would for popcorn. Be careful and don’t burn them, you just want lightly toasted. Toasting them in a 350… Read more »
Tips When Eating Out In A Restaurant On A Low Sodium Diet
Eating out on a low sodium diet? Here are a few tips: Ask to have no salt added to your food, no sauces or gravies, no condiments, and take a bottle of Table Tasty salt substitute with you to the restaurant. Click for more tips about what you should do when eating out and tips… Read more »
Vinegar – So many kinds to add that flavorful zing from mild to spicy
Have a variety of vinegar available, especially for a low sodium diet. Most of us are familiar with apple cider vinegar, white distilled vinegar and balsamic vinegar, but there are so many more types and flavors. Red wine vinegar, and white wine vinegar are staples in the vinegar realm. Try Chardonnay vinegar or Sherry vinegar… Read more »
Did You Know October is National Chili Month?
Is there such a thing as a good salt-free chili? What? You have never heard of such a thing? I think we have it. It’s our Bravado chili seasoning that makes the difference. This is a very complete, balanced blend of seven different chilies, plus garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, to name a few of the… Read more »
Lemons can add a more salty flavor to a low sodium diet
The first tip is using Fresh Lemons. These are so key to a salt-free diet/low sodium diet. Always have fresh lemons around. The basic lemons like Eureka work better than the Meyer lemons here. Your tongue has trouble telling the difference between salt and sour. Lemon is Mother Nature’s sour salt. A squeeze of fresh… Read more »
Health Benefits of Garlic You Might Not Know
Having good health, especially a good healthy heart, is not just about not doing certain things. Eliminating salt or at least lowering your sodium intake, is an important first step. It’s also about adding to your diet certain foods that can help your heart. Add garlic, especially fresh garlic to your diet. Besides adding flavor,… Read more »
What Kind Of Chicken Should I Buy?
When possible choose whole chickens. Whole chickens are considered premium or the best chickens. Premium for size and look. No bruises or blemishes or broken bones and usually a very nice size (a little bigger and this increases your chances of a more yellow color, as they have grown more and are a little older)…. Read more »
The Doctor Says “No Salt” Now What?
Hi Everybody, Debbie Benson here… This is where I can tell you about what I know, what I have found out, and here I can also rant a bit. Since I was a little girl I have been aware of sodium, both high and low levels, as you learned in my first Season-It Newsletter 3… Read more »