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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/6/12 7:14 P

All these are great options. I wonder if you can reduce salt elsewher in your diet. I eat cottage cheese every so often, and it has about 360 mg Na per 1/2 cup. I eat 1 cup, so 720 mg. Luckily, you can cut elsewhere.

I started by throwing out the salt shaker. Get a lot of flavorful spices, and try them all. See what works.

Then start looking at very low or zero salt foods to add in. NO, I'm not asking you to eat bland food! I am suggesting you mix it with a saltier food. Example: soup and noodles. Noodles have 0 sodium, and heart healthy Chunky soup is 420-480 for a serving. Mixed it is 420-480 a serving. Try limiting your meals to 500 mg each, and then you have an extra 800 mg of Na to eat that cottage cheese with.

Try chicken and veggie stir fries with curry, or garlic, or a strong spice you prefer. Make sure the chicken is not soaked in salt solution. The difference can be 340mg to 40 mg per 4 oz serving. That gives you 300 mg sodium to work with. You will find that colorful peppers are tastier than green, and well cooked peppers, and onions, have a sweet flavor. This helps with making it easier to eat with less, and eventually NO salt.

Good Luck cutting salt. No one should be unable to eat cottage cheese..lol

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5/6/12 6:16 P

I like to cook my vegetables in minced garlic and season with variations of cracked pepper, rosemary, thyme, and basil.

SPORTSGIRL30 Posts: 1,429
5/6/12 12:07 P

I use Mrs. Dash or hot sauce (I love Moe's Southwest Grill hot sauce; it's only 30 mg of sodium per teaspoon).

SILVASHAN Posts: 167
5/6/12 12:00 P

We love using Ms. Dash. We have like 7 different versions and LOVE using the carribean citrus and fiesta lime. Southwest Chipotle is also tasty.

CLOBBERELLA Posts: 520
5/6/12 11:52 A

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Dried Minced Onion
Lemon Juice/Lime Juice
Mrs. Dash (I like Onion & Herb and Garlic & Herb, gonna try the Southwest Chipotle soon.)
www.mrsdash.com/
You can also choose a variety of spices/herbs and make your own concoction.
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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,911
5/6/12 11:12 A

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=166


Coach Jen


ARCSPARKS Posts: 369
5/6/12 9:56 A

Two good options that I use:

- Bragg Organic Sprinkle, for veggies

- Mrs. Dash, various flavors, for popcorn, veggies, salad, meat, etc etc etc

Both are ZERO sodium.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
5/6/12 9:32 A

I love cottage cheese and eat it everyday but am using a seasoning called no salt on everything else instead of a salt shaker ! I need tips on a good seasoning on veggies without using chemical salt ! i need some low sodium products for replacements ! ANY IDEAS WOULD BE APPRECIATED ! emoticon

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