Low Sodium Diet

Food Sources and Recommendations


from the creators of Now You’re Cooking! Recipe Software


I have been on a low sodium diet for several years.  If you are starting a low sodium diet, you might find these sources helpful.  When I started my lo-so program, I thought I would have to give up Mexican food, which I love.  However, with some research and communication with vendors, I have found some excellent low sodium choices.  I will add more foods to this list as I find ones that are as deserving as those listed here.  I intend to list only the best-of-the-best low-sodium foods here.  Please try and enjoy these fine foods, and let me know if you find others that should be added to this list.  Gary Hauser  gehauser@loginetics.com


Green Chiles   Fajita Seasoning   Salsa   Taco Shells   Bread


Also, the Healthy Heart Market offers a very wide variety of nutritious, low-sodium foods.  As we try some of them, we will likely add them to this list.


Green Chiles


Cannon Unlimited offers powerfully good, salt-free flame-roasted green chile peppers (0 mg sodium per 2 tbsp) that make a great addition to salsa, tortilla soup, fajitas, or tacos.  Sold in 16 oz jars.  Try the Plain Green Mild before you venture up to Plain Green Hot!  These are quite awesome – take my word for it.


Fajita Seasoning


The Spice Hunter makes a Fajita Seasoning Salt Free (0 mg sodium per ¼ teaspoon).  My wife discovered this great product – we recommend the fajita recipe that is on each jar of seasoning.  My kids eat these fajitas and they swear they are better than any they can get in a Mexican or gourmet restaurant anywhere.  When I make it, I use 3 chicken breasts, 1 large onion, 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, some green onions if I have them, 2.5 tablespoons of fajita seasoning (use 2 for mild, 3 for hot), a little less than 1/3 cup of canola oil, and 3 tablespoons of lime juice.  This is very close to the recipe on the jar but tweaked a little for my taste.  The Spice Hunter website wants $5.58 per 1.8 oz jar but you can find it elsewhere online for $3.79 (see Fajita Seasoning at MotherNature.com ).  We order it online in bulk (six 1.8 oz jars to a package).




UPDATE 02/04/11:

Summertime Gourmet Salsa is available in a 1.06oz packet of dry seasoning mix that you combine with a 28oz can of crushed or diced tomatoes. You can use two 14.5oz cans of varying combination to get the salsa to your preferred consistency.  Summertime Gourmet Salsa cost $1.99 per pack when added with the average cost of a 28oz can of tomatoes ($1.50) you have a total price of about $3.50.  Summertime Salsa has 78 MG of sodium per 2 tbsp when made with regular canned tomatoes and 8 MG sodium when made with No Salt Added canned tomatoes (YES! I use the No Salt Added tomatoes).  Check them out at www.summertimeproducts.com and always feel free to contact Scott Rhoads for more information.


Scott Rhoads


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Summertime Gourmet Products


Taco Shells


By far the best taco shells I have ever had are Food City’s own brand.  They have no sodium (0 mg sodium per shell) and are very tasty – thick and crunchy.  They come 12 per package.  Stick them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to heat them.




Sodium-Free Whole Wheat bread by Vermont Bread Company 802-254-4600  http://www.baldwinhill.com/products/breads .  You can buy these breads online at https://www.wegmans.com (search for “sodium free bread”).




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