We are vacationing at our family’s cottage in the North Country of New York state. We have lots of time to cook and eat, and it’s actually been fun to focus a bit more on low-sodium meals. Our relaxed experience here may give us a leg up when we go home to our more crowded lives.
Our big sodium challenges continue to be crackers and bread. Otherwise, we are not using salt shakers, have cut down immensely on processed foods, and in some cases we have stopped adding any salt at all, even though the recipes call for minimal additions. We’ve also made some interesting and healthy food discoveries.
Stopping for groceries on the way up to the cottage, we headed for a Wegmans and a Price Chopper. Between them we found some low-sodium diet winners.
- Heluva Good swiss – 60 mgs. per 1 oz serving and low sodium cheddar cheeses – 25 mgs. per 1 oz. serving
- Spectrum organic with olive-oil mayonnaise with 75 mg. per tbsp. serving
- Crazy Richard’s crunch peanut butter that has no — 0 mgs. — sodium,
- Pepperidge Farm While Grain 100% whole wheat that has 120 mg. per slice
- Wegmans parmesan cheese – 120 mgs. per tbsp. serving (Wegmans maintains this PDF list of the low sodium foods that they stock)
We are also using a number of Penzey’s low sodium spices including the mural of flavor and the pasta sprinkle.
Check out these other posts about my family’s low-sodium adventure.
Aging Parents, Disease of Aging, and Sodium – Low Sodium Diet: Seniors Get Started in their Eighties – Hospital Cafeteria with No Low Sodium Options – Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers – Five Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium – Cooking and Eating on Vacation – We Kept to the Program on Vacation! – Figuring Out How to Adjust a Much-Loved Thanksgiving Recipe – Making Choices that Lower the Count – New Research About American Sodium Consumption