5 Low-Sodium Meals That Won’t Make You Reach for the Salt Shaker

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I operate under the assumption that everything tastes better with salt. A ton of salt. A salt bomb, if you will. I've yet to meet any meal that couldn't be improved by a shakey-shake-shake of that glorious white stuff all over it. I know it's not healthy. I know one day I'm going to wake up to find my body is just one giant salt crystal, and then I will start eating myself, and then I'll be known as the girl who turned into salt and then ate herself to death, trust me, I know that. It's a slippery, salty slope, which is why I think I need to cut back, just a little. These 5 amazing low-sodium recipes seem like a good place for me to start. 


These recipes look flavorful, healthy, and satisfying. Now someone come lock up the salt shaker at my house and I'll get right to it.

Alaskan BBQ Salmon-- Only 59mg of sodium per serving, this sweet and tangy salmon recipe looks right up my alley. Plus, I love grilling in the fall. Feels like I'm on borrowed time, making everything taste that much better.

Pork Chops With Orange and Fennel Salad -- A refreshing fall recipe that's easy to make and is good for you, too? Sounds great. And with 378mg of sodium, it's not bad, not bad at all. (On a low-sodium diet, you should eat less than 2,000mg of sodium a day.)

Peanut Ginger Noodles-- Whip this up and you'll look like a culinary wizard. They only take 30 minutes and are under 325mg of sodium per serving -- fabulous.

Mini Turkey Meatballs-- Giada came up with this low-sodium gem, and they sound delicious and like something the whole family would love. Only 180mg of sodium a serving.

Penne With Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese -- The Mayo clinic says you can't go wrong with this pasta dish. With only 121mg of sodium per serving, it's a great meal that stays well within the dieter's limitations.

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