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Old 05-12-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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ISO low-sodium, tasty recipes, please

am currently on a very low sodium diet. i sure could use recipes that have a lot of flavor and no or very low sodium. been converting some of my faves, but could always use imput from my fellow cooks

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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I don't know what categories you're looking for, ie, chicken, fish, beef, etc., so to start with, here are a few of my favorite salad and chicken recipes. (By the way, have you tried Mrs. Dash spice mixes? They're great - I especially love the garlic/herb one).

CURRIED COUSCOUS SALAD WITH DRIED CRANBERRIES (I use chickpeas with no salt added, plus I cut down the salt in the dressing):
Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries Recipe - MyRecipes.com

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SALAD (I only use 1/8 tsp salt in the marinade, plus I add onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin powder. Also, you could easily cut down on the 1/4 tsp salt in the yogurt sauce and/or use Mrs. Dash):
Chicken Souvlaki Salad Recipe - MyRecipes.com

CHICKEN GYROS WITH YOGURT-DILL SAUCE
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/4596
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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I would recommend going to Penzeys Spices online and check out their salt-free spices and seasonings. Best in the world in my opinion and they would give all your foods that needed flavoring without special recipes.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #4
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thanks merstar, very helpful.
just got a bunch from penzeys this week. you are right , they have super stuff. plan to order more but got to space out the costs. i love the idea of the smaller sizes,so if i don't like it, not that big of a deal.
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how does chili-orange Talapia with brown rice and asparagus sound? there is 300 cals. 34gr.protein,34 gr.carbs,3.5 gr. fat 70 mils of cholesterol, 105 mils of sodium 4 gr. fiber
In a large skillet heat 1 cup oj,1 cup low salt chicken or veggie broth,1 TAB crushed garlic and 1 tea. of red pepper flakes I would use less. heat over med heat til mix reaches a simmer....add 4 tilapia fillets cover and simmer for 12-15 min.Remove fish seve with brown rice and asparagus This is probably more than one meal, but I bet some of the fish would make a nice taco as a second meal with some cabbage slaw.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:45 PM   #6
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Here is one I like
Mexican style corn on the cob...Heat a grill to med high. Combine two Tab. of reduced fat mayowith 1/2 tea chili powder,and 1/2 tea lime zest.Put in small bowl and set aside. shuck 4 ears of corn and grill 4-6 min. or til lightly charr thurn about 3 times Now spread with the mayo mix and sprinkle with a little parm and enjoy..cut the recipe down and make one or two ears.
enjoy,sodium --4 servings 104 mg sodium
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Brussels sprouts with bacon,thyme and raisins
Trim ends of sprouts and cut in half combine sprouts with 1/2 cup low sodium chix broth in a large skillet,cover and bring to boil,reduce heat and simmer 5 min. Stir in raisins cook and stir uncovered 4-5 min or til broth is absorbed Stir in 1 slice cut up bacon (make it low sodium) now add 1 tab. thyme when sprouts are as tender as you like.sodium this way is 110mg.
I have more and some desserts. The desserts I haven't tried but they look pretty good especially the grilled banana.Brussels sprouts 4-3/4 servings_=110 sodium
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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You have to get used to going no salt or low salt. It takes a while.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #8
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Here is one I like
Mexican style corn on the cob...Heat a grill to med high. Combine two Tab. of reduced fat mayowith 1/2 tea chili powder,and 1/2 tea lime zest.Put in small bowl and set aside. shuck 4 ears of corn and grill 4-6 min. or til lightly charr thurn about 3 times Now spread with the mayo mix and sprinkle with a little parm and enjoy..cut the recipe down and make one or two ears.
enjoy,
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Brussels sprouts with bacon,thyme and raisins
Trim ends of sprouts and cut in half combine sprouts with 1/2 cup low sodium chix broth in a large skillet,cover and bring to boil,reduce heat and simmer 5 min. Stir in raisins cook and stir uncovered 4-5 min or til broth is absorbed Stir in 1 slice cut up bacon (make it low sodium) now add 1 tab. thyme when sprouts are as tender as you like.sodium this way is 110mg.
I have more and some desserts. The desserts I haven't tried but they look pretty good especially the grilled banana.
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parm. cheese is very salty as is most cheese. i am only allowed 2000 ( units,grams,) whatever. most foods have natural salt in them, that must be figured . milk, margine, and so on. celery is very high and carrots. the raisins are to high in sugar for the diabetes. i did have brussel sprouts and leeks with unsalted butter for dinner. am certainly interested in the dessert ones. i am amazed at how fast i reach 2000. i am enjoying the challenge of making tasty food that is also very low in sodium.
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babe.
how does chili-orange Talapia with brown rice and asparagus sound? there is 300 cals. 34gr.protein,34 gr.carbs,3.5 gr. fat 70 mils of cholesterol, 105 mils of sodium 4 gr. fiber
In a large skillet heat 1 cup oj,1 cup low salt chicken or veggie broth,1 TAB crushed garlic and 1 tea. of red pepper flakes I would use less. heat over med heat til mix reaches a simmer....add 4 tilapia fillets cover and simmer for 12-15 min.Remove fish seve with brown rice and asparagus This is probably more than one meal, but I bet some of the fish would make a nice taco as a second meal with some cabbage slaw.
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that sounds good enough to eat. thanks
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parm. cheese is very salty as is most cheese. i am only allowed 2000 ( units,grams,) whatever. most foods have natural salt in them, that must be figured . milk, margine, and so on. celery is very high and carrots. the raisins are to high in sugar for the diabetes. i did have brussel sprouts and leeks with unsalted butter for dinner. am certainly interested in the dessert ones. i am amazed at how fast i reach 2000. i am enjoying the challenge of making tasty food that is also very low in sodium.
These are diabetic recipes, I'll give you the sodium count on any recipe Just remember these are more than a serving recipes so can be cut down.
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Here is one I like Makes 4 (1/2 cup)Servings and has 1mg of sodium This can be topped with fat free vanilla yogurt if you meal plan allows. 1-1/2 cups quarted strawberries 1/2 cup fresh blueberris 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, 1 teaspoon orange zest,2 Tab OJ 1/2 tea. lemon zest,2 tea. lemon juice 2 tab. sugar substitute.Stir all ingredients and refrigerate form 10 min to an hour.
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