I think it is about time for another eating out post, and I picked one of the most common fast food restaurants around – McDonald’s. Like many restaurants the options aren’t super low sodium, but Joe can manage to work them into his diet in a pinch. I have laid out a couple of breakfast options, some lunch choices, and a couple of desserts here. Continue reading “Eating Out: McDonald’s”
It may seem hard to believe, but there are a few options for a meal at Subway that won’t completely blow the diet. Subway happens to be one of those franchises that you can find everywhere – tiny towns included. This makes it a great option for those of us who live in rural areas, or happen to occasionally travel through rural areas. Continue reading “Eating Out: Subway”
Hey guys! A quick break from recipes here to tell you a little bit about some of our favorites sides. The simplest meals that I make consist of a lean protein (like grilled chicken breasts), some fresh veggies, and another (usually starchy) side. Here are three of our favorites.
RICE. Rice is naturally sodium-free, which makes it a great addition to a low sodium diet. You can keep it simple by cooking it normally and tossing it with a little butter when you serve it. Or you can dress it up a little by cooking it in a no salt-added broth and tossing in some sliced green onion to serve.
PASTA. Most pasta is sodium-free and very versatile, which is why it is a staple in our pantry. Make sure to double check the sodium content, and be wary of specialty pastas like gnocchi, ravioli, and tortellini. Cook your pasta normally and toss with butter and parsley. Or add a sprinkle of garlic powder. You could also toss in a tablespoon or two of a lower sodium pesto (such as DeLallo Simply Pesto, which I use in the Pesto & Goat Cheese Chicken). Another great option is to mince garlic and sautee it in butter until the garlic is toasted and the butter starts to brown; stir the garlic and butter into the cooked pasta.
POTATOES. Potatoes are low in sodium (about 15 mg in an 8-ounce potato) and are very filling. Try adding them to a weeknight meal by baking the potatoes, boiling them, or frying with your favorite aromatics. Add some sour cream or butter to dress them up a bit and top with black pepper or chives. If you are looking for something with a little more oomph, try Twice Baked Potatoes or Easy Baked French Fries.
Time for another Eating Out post! This time we take a look at Burger King. Like Red Robin, Burger King has a customizeable menu. As far as fast food goes, Joe has had the best luck with Burger King. They are everywhere, so whether you are out running errands and need a snack or on a long road trip and need dinner, it is a great option.
Hey there people! So, typically I spend time on my weekends testing recipes and getting photos and all that fun stuff. But the last couple of weekends I have been a busy bee, so I don’t have a new recipe to post for you this weekend. What I have instead is a list of five sneaky items that caught us by surprise when Joe was transitioning to a low sodium diet. Continue reading “Sneaky Sodium”
If you are transitioning to a low sodium diet, then you are probably paying close attention to food labels. And you have probably noticed that many of your pantry staples and convenience items are full of sodium. One of the more obvious pantry culprits is broth, with a cup coming in at a whopping 850 mg. Fortunately, there are some really great low sodium options out there. I will round up a few of the broths that are staples in my pantry. Continue reading “Low Sodium Pantry: Broth”