Buying low sodium foods
Hi to all my fellow low sodium buddies! How is everyone doing with shopping and cooking low sodium? I want to share a few ideas and am happy to answer questions about anything specific you may be looking to eat in a low sodium way.
First if there are things that you really miss, such as olives and pickles, I suggest you check out Healthy Heart Market (https://healthyheartmarket.com/pages/about-us) Shipping can be a little high so good to plan to order lots of things you want all at once. They are also great if your local grocery stores don't carry things like low sodium soups or low sodium baking powder. Check it out and see what you find that you might like.
Also, do you live near a Trader Joe's? They have a lot of really good low sodium and no salt added items. They have a no salt added Fire Roasted salsa, low sodium corn tortillas, no salt added tortilla chips, no salt peanut butter and no salt added nuts to name a few things. One of my favorite things to get at Trader Joe's is their English muffins. One English muffin has 70 mgs of sodium which is much, much lower than other brands. I personally like their whole wheat English muffins which are also low sodium.
A super easy recipe is to put boneless chicken breast or boneless chicken thighs in a crockpot or instapot and add a jar of the No salt added Fire roasted Salsa. (about 1.5 -2 pounds of chicken to one jar of salsa). Cook according to directions for your crock pot or instapot until done. Shred the chicken meat with two forks and mix it around with the salsa.
You can then use the shredded chicken in tacos. Use low sodium corn tortillas and add your favorite toppings- shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado etc.
You can top with a little sour cream or a low sodium cheese- swiss is very low sodium and is quite delicious shredded on a taco.
Leftover shredded chicken is great to add to a salad for lunch or over some brown rice.
Looking forward to hearing your low sodim questions and tips.
PS- one other thing I want to mention is that some low sodium foods replace sodium chloride (salt) with potassium chloride for flavor. Be aware of this if you also need to monitor your potatssium intake.