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3/12/11 4:05 P

I watch my sodium intake so I always try to buy low sodium, organic products. emoticon

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,897
3/12/11 3:22 P

Nice list... but I wouldn't call them FREE.
Especially as many of those items are very high sodium!

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3/12/11 2:20 P

This is a great reference!

(Any food or drink that has less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of carbohydrate a serving is a free food.)


Club soda
Coffee, unsweetened or with sugar substitute
Diet soda, sugar-free
Drink mixes, sugar-free
Flavored water, carbohydrate-free
Tea, unsweetened or with sugar substitute
Tonic water, sugar-free
Water: plain, carbonated, mineral


Lemon juice


Cooking spray
Cooking wine
Flavored extracts: almond, peppermint, vanilla
Hot pepper sauce
Worcestershire sauce


Gelatin, sugar-free or unflavored
Salad greens

Enjoy the free foods listed below up to three times a day in the amounts listed.


Barbecue sauce 2 teaspoons
Cream cheese, fat-free 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce)
Creamer, liquid nondairy 1 tablespoon
Creamer, powdered nondairy 2 teaspoons
Dill pickles 1 1/2 medium
Gherkin pickles 3/4 ounce
Honey mustard 1 tablespoon
Jam or jelly, light or no sugar added 2 teaspoons
Ketchup 1 tablespoon
Margarine spread, fat-free 1 tablespoon
Margarine spread, reduced-fat 1 teaspoon
Mayonnaise, fat-free 1 tablespoon
Mayonnaise, reduced-fat 1 teaspoon
Mayonnaise-style salad dressing, fat-free 1 tablespoon
Mayonnaise-style salad dressing, reduced-fat 1 teaspoon
Miso 1 1/2 teaspoons
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 1 tablespoon
Pickle relish 1 tablespoon
Salad dressing, fat-free Italian 2 tablespoons
Salad dressing, fat-free or low-fat 1 tablespoon
Salsa 1/4 cup
Sour cream, fat-free or reduced-fat 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce, regular or light 1 tablespoon
Sweet and sour sauce 2 teaspoons
Sweet chili sauce 2 teaspoons
Syrup, sugar-free 2 tablespoons
Taco sauce 1 tablespoon

Fruits and vegetables

Cabbage, raw 1/2 cup
Carrots, cauliflower or green beans, cooked 1/4 cup
Cranberries, sweetened with sugar substitute 1/2 cup
Cucumber, sliced 1/2 cup
Rhubarb, sweetened with sugar substitute 1/2 cup


Cocoa powder, unsweetened 1 tablespoon
Hard candy, regular or sugar-free 1 piece
Whipped topping, light or fat-free 2 tablespoons
Whipped topping, regular 1 tablespoon


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