Tag: low sodium

A Salad to Celebrate Summer: Spicy Corn with Watermelon (No Salt Added)

by in Scaling Back on Sodium, Seasoning with the Seasons, July 3, 2014

If you’re searching for a side dish that cools things off and heats them up at the same time, this is the recipe. Two star ingredients of the warm-weather months, corn and watermelon, take a zingy turn with the help of traditional street-corn chili-powder seasoning and a quick pickle. With just a few minutes ofRead more

News Update: FDA Hints at Releasing Long-Awaited Salt Guidelines

by in Food News, June 18, 2014

As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the FDA is preparing to lower salt guidelines. Many folks in the U.S. take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1 ½ teaspoons) of salt each day, that’s well above the 2,300 milligrams per day (or 1 teaspoon) maximum recommendation. By having food companies and restaurants cut back on salt, the FDA is hoping to lower the incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other medical proble

Caprese Skewers: A Grill Season Great with a Low-Sodium Twist

by in Scaling Back on Sodium, Seasoning with the Seasons, June 7, 2014

Summer is a perfect time to experiment with one of the best flavor boosters beyond the spice rack: fire. Grills, of course, are great for burgers, chicken and hot dogs. But hot grates also bring out something special in fruits and vegetables, lending a smoky essence (and some sexy grill marks!) to everything they touch.Read more

Celebrating Spring (and Holding the Salt): Lamb with Fennel and Mint

by in Seasoning with the Seasons, April 10, 2014

With spring in swing, it’s the time to welcome warm weather but also a bounty of new ingredients — like spicy radishes, buttery lettuces and beans and sweet peas. Which means you can give your spice rack a break and make natural flavors the star of the meal. And this month I’m excited to highlightRead more

Pasta with Lemon-Orange Sauce (Easy on the Salt)

by in Seasoning with the Seasons, March 13, 2014

For those on low-sodium diets, here’s a tasty trick: Grab some citrus. Just like a sprinkle of salt, a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange will perk up any ingredient from leafy greens to proteins, not to mention grab the attention of your taste buds. And while you might not expect it, these fruits areRead more

Sodium 101: Shaking the Salt Habit

by in Healthy Tips, March 11, 2009

Because doctors don’t routinely check for salt sensitivity, you may not know if you’re one of those unlucky few with high blood pressure risks. To play it safe, everyone should be cutting back the salt in their diet and making a few other healthy tweaks.