Spicing It Up!

Spicing Up Your Low-Sodium Menu

Salt-free or Sodium-Free doesn’t have to mean taste-free. You can substitute many different seasonings and ingredients to spice up to your low-sodium meals. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Marinate chicken breasts or pork in lemon juice, orange juice, or red wine
  • Roll fish in sesame seeds before baking
  • Spice up beef with a mixture of onion, peppers, sage, and thyme
  • Toss in a few fruits and vegetables, such as dried apricots, raisins, red pepper, or yellow pepper for extra flavor
  • Simmer carrots in cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Sprinkle some dill and parsley onto potatoes before roasting
  • Add a dash of chili powder to corn
  • Toss your pasta with fresh chopped garlic
  • Replace salted butter with unsalted butter
  • When cooking with cheese, opt for fresh mozzarella or cheeses labeled “low-sodium”
  • Try commercial salt-free seasoning blends like Mrs. Dash, or make your own mix with this recipe from the American Heart Association:
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon mace, ground
    • 1 teaspoon basil, ground 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
    • 1 teaspoon thyme, ground 1 teaspoon sage, ground
    • 1 teaspoon parsley, dry flakes 1 teaspoon marjoram
    • 1 teaspoon savory, ground

There are a few other posts I wrote about Sodium Alternatives.

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