I eat almost no bread any more, because of the sodium problem. But I do use Nabisco "Hint of Salt" Triscuit and Wheat Thins crackers instead. I don't have sandwiches, but swiss cheese is usually lower sodium, and the only peanut butter I buy is 100% peanuts.
Lean Cuisine Glazed Chicken is a lower sodium entrée, and there are a few others under 500 mg. Lately I've been buying ground turkey breast and freezing it in 4 oz portions.
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I, too, like the Ezekiel bread, but it's so expensive. Two of our local supermarkets sell store brand low sodium whole wheat bread. I buy it occasionally, but I bake my own most of the time. If you or your mom do not bake, try a bread machine...they are easy. I prefer to use my mixer with the dough hooks, I can't knead by hand very well, I have some arthritis in my hands. I do put some salt in my bread, about a half tsp per loaf, or a little less. You do need some for proper rise etc. My problem with the bread machine is the shape of the bread, it doesn't look like bread baked in a loaf pan, but it tastes fine.
By the way, I also buy the dried beans and cook up the whole bag at once, then freeze what I'm not going to use soon. It's also easy, it just takes time. Goya makes "no salt added" canned beans, they still have sodium, but less. Several companies make "no salt added" tomatoes and tomato sauce. Francisco Rinaldi brand has a low sodium spaghetti sauce.
The salt shaker is usually not the problem, the prepared foods is...read labels. I'd like to find low sodium frozen dinners, but haven't. My 93 year old mom lives with us, and doesn't like seafood...my husband and I eat it about twice a week, so I have to cook something different for her.I do often have leftovers, but I'd like to have the prepared dinner on hand for when I don't have leftovers.
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If you are near a whole foods, trader joes, or some kind of specialty co-op store you can find Ezekiel 4:9 bread. Sesame real low and has a decent flavor. They make a no sodium bread that tastes like roofing tile. Health food sections of certain supermarkets may have it too.
Look also for Sara Lee Delightful wheat bread that is 160 mg for 2 slices, but always have gaping holes toward the middle of the bread in my experiences
My mom has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The heart doc said throw away the salt shaker. She has been doing amazingly well. We've been doing a lot of research on the internet for low sodium products and we've found a lot of things at local stores. We can't seem to find a low sodium bread anywhere. Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farm, and Weight Watchers are supposed to have low sodium breads, but where can you buy them? We are in Minnesota, the Twin Cities southeast suburbs. I hope someone out there can help.
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