Need some new seasoning ideas?!? Do they need to be low-sodium?

One of the most important aspects that affects adherence to a specific dietary plan is taste.  Food SHOULD be tasty not bland.  I am going to focus this post on low-sodium spices…  I have many clients and patients who say that when given a low-sodium diet – the food is awful.  The key is to play with seasonings to make dishes more savory or sweet.

Instead of grabbing the salt, grab one of the seasonings listed below.  They serve as a way to add flavor instead of salt or spice mixes that contain salt.  Just because something may not look or seem like it has salt – check again and look at the label!

If you are having chicken… opt for:

  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Paprika*
  • Oregano*
  • Parsley
  • Pineapple*
  • Mint
  • Cranberries
  • Saffron

If you are having fish… opt for:

  • Dill
  • Tomato
  • Pepper*
  • Paprika*
  • Dry mustard*
  • Curry*
  • Tarragon
  • Lemon juice

If you are having beef… opt for:

  • Nutmeg*
  • Rosemary*
  • Parsley
  • Onion*
  • Sage*
  • Garlic*
  • Grape jelly*
  • Dill
  • Curry*
  • Pepper*
If you are making a vegetable dish… opt for:
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg*
  • Tomato*
  • Vinegar*
  • Tarragon
  • Basil*
  • Dill*
If you are making a dessert… opt for:
  • Vanilla extract*
  • Ginger
  • Cloves*
  • Cinnamon*
  • Nutmeg*
  • Allspice – I may be letting the cat out of the bag BUT this is my former secret ingredient used in pumpkin pie 😉
  • Mace

The seasonings followed by an asterisk are those that I tend to use repeatedly and can be noted in the recipes posted.  For all tastebuds, there is a seasoning! 😉

xxx – Sarah

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