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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheese 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.
Good Cheese Company makes an excellent white cheddar cheese with only 5 mg
sodium per ounce! I thought I would
never be able to eat cheese again but the folks at Helluva
Good have saved my life. I order these
by phone directly from HeluvaGood – about 16 lb
at a time (packaged in 1 lb packages) and I go through it in no time. We freeze about 12 lb and thaw it as we need
it. Ask for “Low Sodium Cheddar
Cheese”. You can contact them any
of the following ways:
To place an order by phone, call 1-800-445-0269.
Questions? Call Heluva
Good's Consumer Affairs Specialist at 1-888-611-4341 or email: email@example.com
Heluva Good Cheese, 6551 Pratt
Road, PO Box 410, Sodus,
New York 14551 Phone:
(315) 483-6971 Fax: (315) 483-9927
Other unsalted cheeses, such as mozzarella, can be found at MozzCo.com (use the Shop Online link, then
click Low Salt Cheeses), or just try this direct
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.
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).
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.
Marketing and on-line operations
Summertime Gourmet Products
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
. You can buy these breads online at https://www.wegmans.com (search for
“sodium free bread”).
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