Spark has a ton of recipes on the recipe site. Just type in searches like low sodium, no salt, low salt, no sodium, and the like and it will pull up a variety of recipes. I have a recipe book started on my sparkpage that has some good low sodium recipes in it. So feel free to look around.
In terms of soups and stocks, it is best to make your own. Example, I take the bones and some meat from a roasted chicken we have had for dinner, add water enough to cover, cut an onion or two in half, skin on (though rinsed - the skin will help add a yellow coloring to the stock), a couple of carrots, a couple pieces of celery and some garlic and herbs. Once it is done, I strain off the liquid, add in a packet or two of the Hormel Herbox Chicken No Sodium boullion, for added flavor it is so wonderful! I use this to make soups, add to rice for extra flavoring, and so on.
As for marinades....a marinade consists of an oil, an acid (lemon juice, flavored vinegar, other citrus juice) and seasonings. Some great ways to flavor the marinades are with fresh herbs (richer flavor than dried), use some citrus juice and even zest the skin of the citrus for added flavor, plus minced fresh onion and garlic are also great. Some of my favorite marinades include some fresh thyme, garlic, onion, lemon juice, lemon zest and extra virgin olive oil. Food Network is a great place to get some great marinade recipes, just omit the salt.
Hope this helps some. Feel free to share any thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. with us, as we are all here to help each other out. Remember, the best way to lower sodium is to cook from scratch and to read all the labels, as sodium is hidden in a lot of places you would not think it would be.
Best wishes to you!
-Cindy- Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team
Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team
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don't have the link, but I just printed off a recipe today for Honey Grilled chicken breast and the marinade could be used for other meat as well. You can find all kinds of recipes in Sparkrecipies, just do a search for marinades (or any other dish you are looking for.) Chances are, there will be loads of recipes to meet every need. I started my own cookbook to keep track of the ones I want to try but haven't done so yet. And I can make notes on the recipes as to how to lower the sodium.....
I've been struggling with my sodium levels. It's something I would've never have looked at prior to joining SP. I added some things on a list I need to do, like look up a team concerned with sodium intake - FOUND YOU! I'll soon be searching for recipes to substitute my favorite packet flavorings, marinades, etc. If anyone has some links, I would be eternally grateful.
Wishing All The BEST of Health! Melissa
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