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Thanks for the share DonnaC

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1/20/10 5:48 P

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Chef Meg has a video with a'shrimp and linguini' recipe. I just made it today with left-over chicken since my mom doesn't like shrimp, and it's really good. I used low sodium canned tomatoes, and a small sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top. Delicious. And it takes only a few minutes to put it together. You can have it done before the linguini finishes boiling!

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1/20/10 5:02 P

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thanx!

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yes, but not much and it fluctuates from time to time. You will get there....just give it some time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/20/10 4:44 P

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well youve lost wt..i havent..hah

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We can only do what we can do with what we have. I think we are doing pretty good, huh?!!!

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yep hope so..we just do our best huh?

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Thanks for the name of the spaghetti sauce, will ask my grocer if they will carry it. Usually I make my own using a canned no salt added tomato puree and whole tomates with puree, also nsa, called Dei Fratelli. Hubs, and his parents (which father in-law is a sodium/carb loving individual) actually likes the low salt version of sauce I make.

Cruzin....I guess the manufacturers feel that it lacks flavor, so add salt. I even heard a chef on Foodnetwork, last night, state that salt is like the bible to cooking. I was saying to myself..."NOT"! Usually anytime they cut something like fat or carbs, they have to make up for it with flavor and their instant go to is salt. Guess they think a lot like the chef does.

But, the great thing is that more and more people are becoming sodium conscious and making changes as a result! Hopefully we will find more of these items on the shelves soon.

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thanks..a lot of eastern brands arent available here in the west..so i just dont eat as much..i did find a no salt bread its really good.. u have to get used to not having the salt in the taste but im already used to that. i agreee with making your own food and i do that..the most recent thing ive done is get some olive oil and balsamic vinegar..had no idea that stuff was so good..so i can shave like over 200 mg sodium by not using the salad dressing which has a lot..even the newmans olive oil vinegar dressing..i dont know why these manufacturers feel they have to salt for us...

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1/19/10 9:17 P

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Cruzin, if your supermarket sells Hood brand dairy products, ask them to get low sodium cottage cheese. I live in Massachusetts, and thats a well known brand here, I don't know if it's a nation-wide brand or just local. Or call whatever company makes the product sold in your area and ask if it's available. I find a lot of low sodium products now-a-days. Francesco Rinaldi Spaghetti sauce has a 'no salt added' sauce. Hunts have it in their tomato sauce and canned tomatoes. I make my own Whole Wheat bread and omit the salt, but you can also buy low sodium bread. One local market actually has their store brand in low sodium form, so it's not as high priced as those specialty brands. I also buy dried beans and cook up the whole package without salt. You can freeze what you can't use in a reasonable length of time. It's easy. Soak them overnight and cook as directed. You get a whole heck-of-a-lot for little money.
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1/19/10 5:23 P

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thats one of the probs i have is the lo fat cott cheese..instead of the half cup serving i only have a quarter to keep the sodium down..i looked and cant find lo or no sodium

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I bought roasting chickens last week. I was shocked to read that the White Gem (I think that was the name) had 450 mg of sodium per serving. Of course that was the one on sale for 99c/lb. I checked out the other brands and found that the Perdue only had 80 mg/svg. Of course it was $1.69/lb, but I figured my B/P would be happier even though it cost more. And it was delicious. And if you have access to Hood brand cottage cheese, they sell a 'no salt added' in a 1 lb carton. It took me several tries to get used to that, but now I prefer it.
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1/19/10 11:28 A

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That's good to know. I do that with meat that I buy at the store, uncooked. I will bring it home and divide it up into serving sizes and freeze it. Though haven't tried cooking it and then freezing it until I am ready to eat it. Wasn't sure it would reheat well, but will have to try it.

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i know this may be off the subject but when holly says she was freezing her portions..i do the same thing..with chicken breasts and pork loins whatever..i weigh it first to see if its three or four oz then i bag and put the oz on it with marking pen.so when i eat it i know how many cals for how many oz..

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1/18/10 11:32 P

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Hey Maewings, the kosher and sea salt doesn't have to come from the health food store, they both can be purchased at Walmart or your local grocer for much less. I first went to the health food stores too. There are some good finds there, but most things I can get at the local grocery store.

Hollysnowwoman, I toally agree that if you cannot get free range, get the lowest possible in sodium. Will have to try how you do it with the freezer bag. Haven't tried that before. I usually get so tired of eating the turkey then end up wasting some of it. Thanks for the tip!!!!

Seems like no matter how hard we try to control the salt intake, the stores just do not want to offer much right now. Though hopefully times are a changing!

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No it wasn't free range. I have asked all of the chain grocery stores in my town and they all said they could not afford to get them. This turkey did have less sodium then the Butterball, better than nothing or buying in the Deli. I just roast the whole thing and measure out 4 oz in each freezer bag -- 3 for me and 1 for the dog. Quick and easy for a sandwich, I just put it in the microwave for 1 minute or so and it is ready.

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back from the health food store...not much of a selection. Looks like I'll be gettin' my salt from the healthfood store and the other healthy items from the grocery store, Martins/Giant.

I asked the lady at the healthfood store about kosher or sea salt. Both looked the same and I bought the one that was the cheapest to try.

Redmond Real Salt Ancient All Natural Sea Salt

She said this was good for people who wants to watch their blood pressure and all the minerals stay in your body as opposed to the other salts and she mentioned Mortons. It cost $4.19 for a 9oz shaker.
It says it contains 50 plus trace minerals, including idodine. It has a website on the back as well. It's www.realsalt.com.

I tasted it in the car when I got back in it and it does taste good, but a bit saltier than Mortons that I already use.

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1/18/10 3:15 P

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cant win huh?

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1/18/10 2:33 P

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Here's the thing though...they can manage to call it all natural if it doesn't have any preservatives and additives to it. Some companies will argue that salt is naturally occuring in nature and therefore natural. They are technically right... ROFL at that one! But, was your Turkey a FREE RANGE - ALL NATURAL turkey? They are "Supposed" to not have anything added to it. Though I am sure some company will try to get around that one somehow! In any event, label reading is the only thing that saves us all. I have noticed some free range meats at Costco and have read their labels recently and they have little to no salt in them, but again...they can be expensive.

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I bought a turkey and it was marked all natural and guess what? It was full of salt. They can get by with calling anything natural. Sodium is a natural occuring element.

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1/18/10 12:45 P

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Most chicken and turkey meat, within a regular grocery store, already has a sodium solution within the meat to keep it fresh and juicy. Only free-range all natural chicken and turkeys don't have this added, but it is like an arm and a leg to try and buy it, cost wise that is.

As for processed meats, that means deli meats, hot dogs, bratworsts, sausages, bacon, and so on. If it has been processed by machinery, it has a lot of salt in it. Even the low-sodium meats at the deli counters are still loaded with sodium. They state 33% less sodium than.....but it is usually a product that has the highest sodium in it. If in doubt, ask the deli counter person to read the sodium content on the label and the serving size. Corned beef is definitely out for me, as it has over 800 mg of sodium per a 2 oz serving. That means I could have the 2 ounces of meat and nothing else with my meal. Whereas, Pastrami, for 2 ounces, would only be 385 mg, similar taste, just made differently.

Most Hams, Turkeys, Chicken, Salami, etc. at the deli are out of bounds, way too high in sodium. The lowest sodium turkey at our local deli had 600 mg of sodium for 2 ounces. Though I went to Costco and got their oven roasted turkey breast, pre-sliced, and it is only 450 mg per 2 ounces. It pays to really read the labels. The safest things I have found at the deli are the pastrami and sometimes roast beef, depending upon the maker. One that I love to get is only 300 mg for a 3 ounce serving. So when in the mood for a sandwich, we opt for that. Even tuna, because it is processed, has tons of salt added to the can, though you can get some of this off by rinsing it.

Hope this helps a bit.

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1/18/10 12:30 P

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i went to the site to look at the challenge and i was already doing it all..only thing i have to cut the portions were cottage cheese and start using my own salad dressing of oil and vinegar. and some other products i use..not too much..thank goodness

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1/18/10 12:22 P

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i know!!! watching some of those cooks like her and paula deen they just cook with whatever without looking our for salts and fats.and they are both overwt. they shud have a cooking show if they dont already with lo fat lo salt..i saw that oz show that was something. i dont use the salt at all but foods i eat have salt like the morningstar products and even a piece of turkey bologna thats on the sparks menus has like 240 mg of salt..looks like most processed meats have salt..what to do?? cook a whole turkey? lol..i usually make my own boneless breasts but there stuff like ham and all that have salt,,grrr

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1/18/10 12:04 P

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I happened onto the Barefoot Cantessa on the Food Network yesterday while I was on SP and she was roasting a chicken and she said to fill it with salt because salt was a better seasoning or something...she looked like she had a half cup of it...and thought..you've got to be kidding!

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rats..I was chatting w/my daughter on Facebook when I realized I'd missed Dr Oz and hadn't even checked to see what it would be about. She said he was supposed to break dance too..love to see him trying to dance, lol!

Sounds like it was a great show, I wish ALL the chefs would realize salt is not the only seasoning, you would think they, of all people, would broaden that horizon.



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1/18/10 11:56 A

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Thanks for the article and link.

By processed meats, does he mean like those in a frozen dinner or deli meat you buy from a grocery store? Some deli meat you can buy low sodium, is that okay?

Trying to figure that one out.

Most of the meat I eat is of those they cook at work in the cafeteria or if my husband and I go out to dinner at a restaurant.

I'm headed to town today to find that kosher or sea salt you mentioned the other day.

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1/18/10 11:53 A

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Here is a hyperlink to some of Chef Andy's Salt Detox Recipes. At the bottom of the recipe, there are links to other recipes, just click on the 2, 3, 4 and so on for all the wonderful low-sodium, recipes.

www.doctoroz.com/salt-videos/andys-s
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When you click on the "ACTION PLAN: GETTING STARTED" area, under the Salt Detox Challenge. You will see four weeks listed. Click on each week and it will detail areas of initial detox on aslt, how to kick the salt shaker habit, alternatives to salt and hidden salt.

I do most of this already, but will try some of the alternatives they list to salt.

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I was watching the Dr. Oz Show this morning and saw a challenge he had issued a Chef named Andy, back in December 2009, regarding a 28 Day Detox Challenge with SALT!

Chef Andy had already had a couple minor heart attacks had very high blood pressure, a high BMI, overweight, and the list goes on and on. What's worse is that he is a chef who teaches other chefs how to cook. Whereas the normal american should only consume no more than 1 teaspoon of salt a day, he was consuming 20 teaspoons!

Well, today's show had the results of the challenge. Chef Andy ended up losing 30 pounds, his wife 12 pounds, during the 28 day challenge. He hardly uses any salt anymore and has shown his chef students how to cook with natural flavors, herbs and created his own seasoned salt using a salt substitute.

If you are new to the group and not sure how to cut the salt out of your diet, this challenge information may be helpful for you in kicking the salt habit.

I will enclose a link that will take you to the challenge and within that link, there is a page describing how salt can affect you, the "OVERVIEW". After reading this, then click on the area entitled, "THE ACTION PLAN: GETTING STARTED". It will detail the steps you can take to work salt out of your diet and how to do it. Very informative!!!

Here is the hyperlink:

www.doctoroz.com/challenge/salt-deto
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