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#3 Sodium Report

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Goal to be under 1000 mg daily for a week!
emoticon Sodium count today: 917 mg

So, looks like right on target, AND everything tasted delightful!!

Highest Sodium content: Blue Brussels Sprouts-269 mg
This was a frozen serving of one of my tracked recipes. I'll have to go back to the recipe and inventigate what is adding the sodium. I know I had vinegar in it, and could keep the flavor without the sodium by choosing another brand.

2nd highest: Ezekiel sprouted grain bread: 240 per slice. Can't figure this one out.

I'm off to work on my own bread--Honey Lemon Whole Wheat Bread, a cool rise yeast bread.

Edit: I've entered my recipe. It makes 2 small loaves. I'm not sure how many servings, but I've started with 16 per loaf, rather optimistically.
If I get 32 slices, there would be about 220 mg sodium per slice. 24 slices goes up to almost 300 mg per slice.

It uses 1 T of salt. Thats almost 7 days of sodium on this exercise I'm doing.
So Is that much needed? I don't know. I guess I just have to see if 2 t. would work. I'd be very happy. That would cut the total sodium by a third!!

I only have the recipe with me. My cookbook explains the science behind the cool rise recipes. These recipes rise overnight in the refrigerator and can be baked in the morning for breakfast. Nice way to start the day but not if I'm sinking my sodium allottment. Though if it's my indulgence, the recipe would definitely include healthy ingredients and no additives.
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