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11/9/07 10:58 P

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Thanks for the Roasted Veg recipe, I'll look that up. And thanks for the tip re the sodium content in turkey, I never checked, assuming all chicken and turkey was the same- I had a chicken ready for the oven today, checked the nutrition label, and could not believe it- 500mg of sodium per 4 oz. Incredible! I did eat 4 oz because my total for the day was under 1500, which is my uppermost goal. And the turkey in my freezer has 250/4oz. I might take it back. Thanks for all the help.
I baked Whole Wheat bread today, it's delicious, and has about 30mg sodium/slice. It didn't rise like the half whole wheat/ half white, but it's very tasty.
Donna

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11/9/07 5:51 P

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HOVABESHINCO, I have CHF too - have been watching my sodium closely for almost 5 years now. (In four weeks, it will be 5 years since my diagnosis, and that means I will have outlived 50% of people who get diagnosed with CHF. Go me!) I've got a heart failure blog at http://bunrab-mawhf.livejournal.com .

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11/9/07 3:58 P

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My husband has Stage B Congestive Heart Failure, so we watch our sodium. I agree - read labels!!! Better yet, if you have time, make things from scratch when at all possible. Prepackaged foods are the devil!

Years ago, someone thought "wouldn't it be nice to make women's jobs easier?" It was a nice thought, but, in my humble opinion (and I'm a woman), they've made us less healthy in the long run.

Whole Foods has turkeys that have not been processed. Expensive, yes, but it's hard to put a price on your health.

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11/9/07 3:31 A

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Don't forget to check that the turkey you buy is NOT "self basting" or injected with "flavor solution" or anything else. Best way to make sure you don't wind up with a turkey that has been inflated with salt water is to buy an organic turkey and/or one from a local farm, that is still fresh.

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11/9/07 3:28 A

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Please do post that pumpkin pie recipe! It sounds more like a pumpkin streusel pudding, or a pumpkin betty or buckle or slump (I have never been able to tell the difference between cobblers and betties and buckles and crisps and pandowdies and...)

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11/8/07 11:00 P

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Thanks Leanne,
That cranberry gravy sounds great! Please post it when you get a chance. I have a low sodium pumpkin pie recipe that somebody gave me. I may post that. It has no crust, but a brown sugar/oatmeal topping.

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11/8/07 7:27 P

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For roasted vegetables, I have a recipe posted over on SparkRecipes called "Roasted Winter Vegetables" and that recipe reheats nicely the next day.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
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I looked into Dick Logues as you suggested and only came up with a site that is not free. Do you have the free site address? Donna

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How long do you roast vegetables? Is it possible to roast them the day before and reheat? I want to try them for Thanksgiving but the turkey will be in the oven. If they don't take too long I could roast them while the turkey is 'resting' just before we eat. In that case I would hope I can have them cut up and oiled and seasoned the day before. What temp. oven do you use?
I was told there is chicken and beef boullion in the market that has only 5mg of sodium per serving, I'm going to search that out, and make gravy with that if I can find it. I think Market Basket has it. I don't know if that's a national chain or just the Northeast.
Pumpkin is a good choice for dessert, check the lable. I do some in custard cups so I don't eat the crust. I use 2 eggs and 3 egg whites instead of the 4 eggs my recipe calls for in the filling. I haven't tried it with ALL egg whites and no yolks. And I'm going to make whole wheat , low sodium rolls this week and freeze them. I found sodium free baking powder in a Natural Foods store, it works fine for waffles, I'll let you know how the bread turns out.Donna



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11/8/07 6:03 A

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Hi everyone,

For low salt recipes go to Dick Logues site. It's free and totally devoted to low sodium recipes. If you want low sodium thats where to go.I do have recipe for a cranberry gravy; just need to find the book. I actually do know what book it is (unrare for me). If you would like I'll scan it and email it to you.
I have a lot of cookbooks devoted to low sodium and some info from Harvard (you have to pay to get info from there' actually an anual fee). My sodium level is below 1500 per day, which is about 1/2 of which other people have. The food is just as good. We shoud all share our sodium free or low sodium recipes. It is great for you health. By the way herb de provence works as a great substitue. I also bought a book that tells how much sodium is in all of the different foods (including take out. There is always an option to reduce the soduim level. Believe me, I have had to be on a low sodium diet for about three years. If anyone want's a recipe let me know. I can also give you the names of the low sodium cookbooks I've found.

Good luck, It really not hard (except for potato chips.



Leanne

P.S. Please e-mail me if you want the cranberry gravy recipe and I'll post it. (I'm finishg off an assignment today...social work, so I will be on the computer most of the day. have a good day everyone!!!!

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11/8/07 2:57 A

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Don't have gravy - have lots of cranberry sauce instead! There are several good commercially available cranberry-orange relishes, and Fischer & Weiser makes a cranberry-orange-horseradish sauce (somewhat the texture of ketchup) that has no sodium.

Roasted vegetables with olive oil and fresh herbs, rather than tons of butter sauce.

Use unsalted butter in the mashed potatoes.

Today's paper had a feature about trying three different ways to cook a turkey, and the one that "won" the taste test was something called a dry-brined turkey - 2500 mg of sodium PER SLICE/SERVING of turkey!!



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Read labels. Watch out for fat free, low fat on labels. The sodium is often very high. I found out that calorie is about the same but the sodium is hire when it's fat free or low fat. Look At Labels

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I was wondering if anyone had some good tips or ideas on how to decrease sodium, yet still enjoy a "traditional" (low-fat/low sodium) Thanksgiving meal. Thanks!
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