How Low Can you Go? Sodium that is! Pics included.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ok, so I have been trying to watch the sodium on most days. Days like yesterday with hotdogs and pizza make me look like a liar! LOL

Tonight I fixed stirfry veggies and chicken and loved it. Anybody cn fix it and then season it to your tastes. Let me say right here… THANK YOU MRS. DASH!

So glad there are seasonings without the salt added. I love all of Mrs. Dash seasonings.

Here it is cooking:

Oh yeah.. I added the chicken !!

Here it is finished:

Here are the ingredients:

Chicken breast 6 ozs
Red sweet peppers ½ cup
Onions (sweet Vidalia) ½ cup
Summer Squash (yellow baby size) 1 ½ cups
Zucchini 1 ½ cups
Mrs. Dash extra spicy seasonings
And a sprinkle of cavendars seasoning

This makes 2 servings if you cut it all in half.

If you do then you will have to cut the values in half too from below.

The whole pan with ALL the ingredients comes out to:

308 calories
3 F
28 Carbs
45 Prot.
9 Fib
126 sodium (this count is without the cavendars I barely put on there)

I did use 1 tsp of olive oil coz I like to get the “good fat’ in each day.
In the above totals I did not count it since it is optional. Some people just use Pam Olive oil spray.
If you do use 1 tsp of olive oil than add 40 cals and 5 fat to the WHOLE pan.

I was fixing Chicken and dumplings for the family but after I boiled the chicken breasts and got it nice and tender and falling apart.. I thought… just keep some out and do this dish for me.
In this pic. it may not look to appealing but trust me it was nice and tender and easy!

It was nice to have the chicken precooked and tender like that then I just browned it with the veggies. (nice and quick!)

Here is a picture of one of my lilys I took this morning.. see the bug on it! LOL
I love my new camera~! My husband says I have lost my mind... coz I take pictures of food!

Oh well.. food is beautiful and photographs so well when it is fresh food like veggies and fruits. Junk food doesn't photograph too well ! LOL

Let's ROCK JUNE.... it is 1/2 way over.... are you happy with your journey?

Are you with me?
Thanks for reading!

I got my zucchini this way and rest of the family wanted it fried. I tasted on one of the fried and thought wow.. that is so salty.. family says it was NOT but my tastebuds have changed.
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    Yummy food, thanks for the idea and the recipe. What a very pretty flower. Sandy
    3396 days ago
  • CAROLYN1213
    The food looks scrumptious!!!! I, too, try to keep my sodium intake as low as possible by eating clean healthy foods, mostly locally grown.
    3399 days ago
    You are doing so well. I am very proud of you and your "new" tastebuds. I've never really used Mrs Dash seasoning but have recently been thinking about it. You have inspired me to just do it. Thank you for sharing with us sparkers. Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon
    3406 days ago
    Your pics look damn good!! Which camera r u using??? Mrs dash... I need to check them out for sure. Thanks for the info !! Have a great day!!! emoticon
    3408 days ago
  • CINDYC53
    That looks so good! I have farmstand zucchini in the fridge - gonna cook some tonight! I also love Mrs. Dash. I have one now - Fiesta Lime or something like that, with lime in it - it's GREAT. I add it to my cottage cheese & chopped veggies every day for lunch.
    Speaking of sodium - I was shocked to see how much is in cottage cheese (that I cannot taste!) So important to read labels.
    Loved your blog!
    3409 days ago
    I really need to lower my BP so I'm off to Stop and Shop to check out the Mrs. Dash line of seasonings. There is so much sodium in just about everything, even things I would never have thought of, like yogurt and fat free milk. Even eating organic and healthy food doesn't exempt you from consuming too much on a daily basis. Thanks for the inspiration to make a healthy dinner. I just happen to have a fresh zucchini from my CSA that I can't wait to slice into.
    3409 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2010 4:57:20 PM
    I have tracked my sodium and got off Blood Pressure meds. If you watch ketchup, salad dressing, cheese, and a few other things you can put your sodium take way over the top and not touch any junk food. Reading labels helps, you see low fat, check the sodium.
    3409 days ago
    Yum, it looks delicious. What camera do you have? I'm having troubles with mine. Enjoy the weekend!
    3409 days ago
    Yum! It looks really good! I sometimes broil extra chicken for slads but I think I like your idea of boiling ... it looks juicy!
    3409 days ago
    Totally yummy and impressive.

    3409 days ago
    YUM!!! The colors are downright awesome!

    I've never used Mrs. Dash. What's in it?
    3412 days ago
    Looking good! Mrs. Dash rules. I actually used her to bring some leftover white rice back to life and it was very, very good. She has so many great flavors.

    Good job on the sodium recovery! Keep it up!
    3413 days ago
    Can ya come and cook for me tonight?? Looks great and what a emoticon job of thinking of yourself and your health!!
    3413 days ago
    I cook low sodium, too. I started because my husband is borderline high blood pressure, but I eat the same way. I love Mrs. Dash. She is a constant companion in my kitchen. McCormick makes a few no salt seasonings, too. I actually found a McCormick no salt lemon pepper the other day that I want to try on fish and chicken.

    Your stir fry looks great. I've never made it with ready cooked chicken, but looks great. I serve my stir fry with brown rice for a healthy carb.

    Tell your husband I like your pics emoticon
    3413 days ago
    Hi Sherlyn, This looks great - I'm going to do something like that tonight! I'm glad we are on the Blue Squad together!
    3413 days ago
    That's the kind of thing I eat most days. We don't have Mrs. Dash over here in the UK so I add some Hoisin sauce or Harissa paste. I don't like peppers, but I add chopped sweet potato, carrots and mushrooms. Yum! I usually chop the raw meat up small and fry it in a drop of olive oil. I usually have a big plateful for under 300 calories.
    3413 days ago
    Looks yummie!! emoticon Pretty flower. emoticon
    3413 days ago
    Mmmmmm Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm YUMMY & SOOOO MY STYLE OF COOKING! Truly we do need sodium hon. If you are taking potassium it must be balanced with sodium so you dont end up light headed, overly thirsty, and goofy. You want to use sea salt though that is light pink to light tan. If it's white the label is misleading as it has been iodized meaning the essentials minerals have been removed. Other seasonings that are great with this are garlic powder and onion powder.....adding a little water for the steaming factor so you dont need as much olive oil. 4 tsp of olive oil a day is recommended to keep our digestive track lubricated and well functioning when we are doing the heavy veggie living. Just a little FYI~take it with a grain of salt (no pun intended).

    Delish! :o)
    3413 days ago
    Looks Delish!!! Great healthy meal!
    3413 days ago
    Yum!! Nice colors = vitamins!!!
    3414 days ago
    That looks so yummy!
    and your lily is so pretty!
    3414 days ago
    I am always looking for good ways to reduce salt and I love trying new things. I have never tried Mrs. Dash, so I think I'll have to go invest. Stir Fry is fab. Can't wait to try it!
    3414 days ago
    Looks and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    3414 days ago
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