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12/6/10 10:46 P

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There is one take out you can eat...chinese. I have take out from time to time at our local chinese restaurant. I talked with the manager and explained the low sodium issue, she understood as she has to watch her blood pressure. She tells the cooks not to use MSG and go light on the sauce or just stir fry everything and put the sauce on the side.

As for chain restaurants, P.F. Changs and their sister store Pei Wei, will alter the way they make their food. I ask for brown rice only, they do not use MSG and tell them to add no salt whatsoever to the meal and go light on the sauce.

I am super sodium sensitive, meaning if I go over just a little bit (anything over 600 mg a sitting), I get dizzy and nauseated as a result and I have been able to eat this kind of take out without issue.

As for home and not feeling like cooking. I like to have some marinated salmon on hand, from Costco, very tasty and sodium is within range. I do a quick defrost on it, cook it in the toaster oven, on the convection cycle (so it cooks faster), and nuke some veggies and maybe a potato. Within about 30 minutes or less, I have food.



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11/22/10 12:38 A

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For me I always have some lettuce or "Fresh Express" handy, unsalted sunflower seeds, shredded swiss cheese, 1 TB of dressing - keeps it a lower sodium light meal.

Also, I may nuke a bag of TJ frozen brown rice, and eat the whole thing if I have the carb room. 0 sodium in that. Maybe add some sliced almonds with it.

Or when I make a soup I always have frozen leftovers.

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11/18/10 6:26 P

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Before my mom came to live with us I had a really quick solution, I'd tell my husband he's on his own for dinner and I'd make myself an omelet. I now have to cook for mom, but often make enough for two evenings so we can do leftovers maybe twice a week.

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11/18/10 9:34 A

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Thanks for the tips. I do know this stuff but seem to have blinders on when its been a long day. I just needed to be reminded :). Thanks and any more reminders are welcome!

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11/17/10 9:47 P

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A piece of fish only takes 10-12 min to cook, that's what I fall back on when I'm in a hurry. Then I'll throw a potato in the microwave for 4 minutes, and some frozen veggies, or open a bag of salad greens and add a few things to it if you want, I like those mandarin orange segments, some almonds and a sweet/tangy dressing.

Another option is to do a crock pot meal in the morning, then forgetaboutit.

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11/17/10 9:24 P

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I do eat Tombstone. It has 600 mg of sodium in 1/8 or 1/4 of the pizza. They're are so many things you could eat like fruits & veggies. Then their are of course unsalted nuts. There is always yogurt. Eat a piece of pizza & a salad.
Hope this helps.

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What do people do when they are too tired to cook? I would like to find some quick meals that dont require a lot of work. I hate that i cant eat frozen foods or take out once in awhile.

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