How to Make Any Recipe a Low Sodium Recipe

Learning to turn any recipe into a low sodium recipe is a crucial step in transitioning to your low sodium lifestyle.  These simple tips will show you how.

Cooking meals at home is the easiest way to manage your sodium intake.  Learning to adapt recipes to suit your sodium requirements will ensure you can still enjoy your favorite recipes.

Check Your Ingredient List Look at the sodium content of each ingredient and decide whether you can omit that ingredient or replace it with a lower sodium option.

Choose No Salt Added Condiments One tablespoon of ketchup can contain 150mgs of sodium.  Swap out the high sodium versions for lower sodium or no salt added condiments.

Skip the Soy Sauce One tablespoon of reduced-sodium soy sauce can contain more than 600 mg of sodium. Try Coconut Aminos instead if you can't make your own.

Buy Sodium-Free Baking Items A teaspoon of baking powder can contain nearly 500 mg of sodium, and a teaspoon of baking soda has more than 1200 mg of sodium. Choose no salt options for safer baking.

Look for Low Sodium Broths and Stocks Even lower or reduced-sodium products can contain more than 500 mg per serving. If you can’t make your own, purchase the lowest sodium version available.

Dried beans are the best option for controlling the sodium in your recipes.  You can drain and rinse canned beans in cold water to reduce the sodium count by up to 40%.

Replace salt with freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Lemon enhances food’s natural flavor. One study found that adding lemon juice or zest instead of salt can cut your sodium intake by as much as 75%.

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