Hi all! I know I can easily Google this but I want to hear from those who have done it, if possible. Any ideas for good low sodium snacks, preferably those that don't need too much work in preparing? Many thanks in advance! 😊
Hi @annecholcomb - when it comes to snacks, I try to really ask myself what I need? Am I really hungry because I missed a meal or didn't eat enough? Do I just need something to crunch on? Am I craving sweet or savory? I find that it is best to satisfy the craving. Here are some of my go to snacks
plain Greek yogurt with frozen berries- I always keep a bag of frozen berries on hand. pour desired amount into a microwave safe bowl and defrost. top with yogurt. I like to get my berries pretty soft so the juices mix with the yogurt.
Hint of salt Triscuits with unsalted peanut butter
Apple slices with unsalted peanut butter
a handful of unsalted mixed nuts
Hint of Salt Triscuits with a slice o swiss cheese- Sargento sells an Ultra Thin sliced swiss. 3 of these thin slices only have 60 mg of sodium and it is quite satisfying.
Cut of raw vegetables- carrots, peppers, cucumbers etc with a couple of tablespoons of hummus (sodium varies alot in hummus- you can make your own or read labels)
In the mood for sweet?
2 full graham crackers have about 160 mg of sodium- I love that with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Need more? Top it with a little jam or a little unsalted peanut butter mixed with a little honey
Low sodium toast with your favorite jam. I like Ezekiel no sodium added toast.
a handful of your favorite combination of chocolate chips, unsalted nuts and dried fruit.
This is just the kind of answer I was lookin for!! Thank you so SO much @CindyT 😊 this is beyond helpful!!! (I'm particularly excited to try the apple slices with unsalted peanut butter and plain Greek yogurt with frozen berries!
Just commending here -- unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter is relatively new to my diet, and it took me a few days to get used to it, but now I can't stand the sweetened salted stuff. Initially I got the all natural and didn't know to mix the oil in (which separates when it sits on the shelf in the store). I notice if I refrigerate it, it will not separate, but if I don't, it just requires a quick mixing with my knife... But I was just going to echo that snacking on it with apple slices is a pure delight. It has become a staple for me, and it practically tastes healthy, if such a thing is possible!
@annecholcomb @HashimotoMom - you know how when you buy bananas they are either all eaten in one day or else they just sit there on the counter and no one wants them? A recent low sodium sweet snack discovery for me is banana "ice cream" Basically, you can freeze banana slices and then put them in the blender and have a tasty frozen treat. If you want to get more interesting, google banana ice cream- there are lots of recipes- some add some vanilla, or a little soy milk and vanilla- others add some peanut butter. All in all a pretty healthy, tasty sweet treat.
@CindyT That is such a great suggestion. I waste so many bananas because I won't eat them if they're over-ripe... if I know they're going to get that way, I will be doing just that before they get too sweet. Thank you!!! My family also just got a dehydrator... have you used one of them?
@HashimotoMom - I have never used a dehyrator but have wondered about them. I look forward to hearing what you think and to know if it is best for fruit or if there are savory things you can dehydrate also!