Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you know that most chocolate is low (or no) sodium? Same with strawberries, which makes this the most perfectly easy, decadent dessert option for the big ♥ day.
Mashed potatoes have to be one of my favorite foods, and I have been working on perfecting my mashed potato recipe since I was a teen. I created some really great mashed potatoes, which are now (unfortunately) off limits for a low sodium diet. But the big diet change did not mean that we had to abandon mashed potatoes entirely. In fact, I took it as a challenge and started crafting and recrafting my recipe until I came up with this. You get richness from the butter and a bit of tang from the sour cream (just a hint, which is essential in the perfect mashed potatoes).
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Sodium in off-the-shelf bread is typically about 200 mg per slice, which makes it something that Joe just can’t afford with his diet. We have tried a few no-sodium options that we can grab in our local grocery store, but none of them are anything we want to eat with any regularity. My solution? I bake bread. For those of you who love baking (like me!) this is the obvious solution. For those of you who aren’t bread bakers, I say give this recipe a shot. (You can even half this recipe and mix it in a bread machine if you’ve got one of those. It works great that way.) Continue reading “Favorite White Bread”
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”
This version of a classic makes for a filling meal that brings together crusty puff pastry, creamy swiss cheese, peppers, onion, and beef. And by the way, it also makes for a great snack if you cut it into thinner strips (ahem – Superbowl). Continue reading “Philly Cheesesteak Braid”
Hey it’s Joe here with a super easy breakfast post. Sticking to a low sodium diet is not that hard when you have a spouse that is a great cook and goes out of her way to find delicious food to make you, but you still get the occasional craving for foods you used to be able to eat. Me personally? I miss strange things like hot dogs and chili out of a can. Camping food, or tailgate food. That kind of stuff. I also miss meat and cheese omelets, but breakfast meats are ridiculously high in sodium. This chili cheese omelet will satisfy cravings and is inexpensive and easy to prepare. Do you really need a recipe for this? Probably not, but this recipe comes with nutritional information. Continue reading “Chili Cheese Omelet”
Soup is a cold-weather staple, but can be a little tricky on a low sodium diet. You don’t have the luxury of ordering soup at a restaurant, and some classic soup flavors can be tough to makeover without all that added salt. Time to introduce some great flavors that can stand on their own without the salt – like garlic and roasted red peppers. Continue reading “Roasted Red Pepper Soup”
This quick, biscuit-like bread is a favorite back home. It is pairs great with soups, stews, and chilis, which makes it great for these long winter months. Try it on its own with a bit of butter or add honey for a sweet treat. Continue reading “Bannock (Quick Bread)”
Who doesn’t love burritos? Lose the high sodium tortilla and you can have a really great burrito bowl with the added bonus of being super adaptable for different diets. I keep my serving low-calorie by minimizing the rice & beans, and salt eaters can simply add cheese, salsa, olives, or even guacamole. Because it is so easy to adapt from plate to plate, I keep this recipe tucked away in my back pocket and pull it out when I need to cook for a group.