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

meatballsI 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. They 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.

Do you try and eat low-sodium?


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