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5 Reasons Why Steak Is Pretty Much the Best-Tasting Thing You Can Eat

5 Reasons Why Steak Is Pretty Much the Best-Tasting Thing You Can Eat


Is there really anything more delicious than a perfectly-cooked steak?

Vegetarians need not apply.

If you’re not a vegetarian, we have a feeling that you’re a fan of steak. A hunk of beef, cut into a perfect portion, seasoned, and seared on a ripping hot grill or a cast-iron pan is one of the most delicious things you’ll ever eat, anywhere. But why, exactly, is steak so delicious? Here are some reasons:

Fat
Fat is flavor, as they say, and a well-marbled steak has plenty of it. That rich mouthfeel and strong flavor of beef is a hard one to not love.

The Aroma
We eat with both our nose and our eyes before our mouth, and when a gorgeous steak is placed in front of you, it smells really, really good. As we eat we continue to pick up all that aroma, creating a multi-layered sensory experience.

The Maillard Reaction
No, it’s not the name of a Robert Ludlum novel; the Maillard reaction is the complex chemical reaction that occurs when meat meets heat. As the meat begins to brown, the amino acids and carbohydrates in it create a wide range of chemical compounds that give it that deep, rich flavor and mahogany color.

The Texture
The texture of a perfectly-cooked steak in your mouth is nearly impossible to describe. The slight chew, the tenderness, the juiciness… It all combines into a mouthful unlike any other.

Umami
Beef tastes good. It’s as simple as that. One reason is the presence of glutamates, which our brain interprets as the “meaty” flavor associated with umami. Our brains have been hard-wired over the course of thousands of years to enjoy the taste of beef, so we do.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.


Cutting back on Sodium--Need help!

I'm trying to keep my sodium under 1500mg now, here are some suggestions:

Use spices instead of salt, or low sodium sauces like the Cucina Antica or Newmans Salsa I listed below to flavor your foods. You can make Taco seasoning by just using Garlic Powder and Ground Chili.

65 Sodium: Newman's Own - All Natural-Salsa- Chunky Mild 16 oz, 2 Tbsp - this is the lowest sodium salsa I have found, and I think it taste just like regular salsa

220 Sodium: Sara Lee - 45 Calories & Delightful, Wheat Bread, 2 Slices (45g) - 90 calories for 2 slices

210 Sodium: La Tortilla Factory - Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Small, 1 tortilla

50 Sodium: Skinny Pop Popcorn - Popcorn, 4 cups

200 Sodium: 8oz Chicken Breast Skinless, Boneless

80 Sodium: Jiff Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 2 tbsp

240 Sodium: Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup

113 Sodium: 6 oz 93% Ground Beef

103 Sodium: 6.5oz Ribeye Steak


Pretty much all Fruits and Veggies are good

245 Sodium Custom Italian Dish I made:
1/4 cup Private Selection Cavatappi Pasta Wheat
1/4 cup Kroger Frozen Mirepoix Cajun Style Blend (Onions, Celery & Bell Peppers)
1/4 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil Sauce 1/2 cup
6 oz 93% Ground Beef

350 Calories / 19 Carbs / 13 Fat / 39 Protein / 245 Sodium / 3 Sugar

If you double the sauce to 1/2 cup your sodium is still 365 for a pretty substantial meal.

Bread, cereal, crackers, etc are tough because they're typically high in sodium. You just have to either do research online or take the time to read all the labels in the store. And don't just trust things that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" because they still might be higher than another brand. If you do some research online, still be careful and check the labels before you buy as the informaiton you find could be older and how they make the bread could have changed recently.

Spaghetti sauce can be pretty easy to make. Get some no sodium added diced tomatoes (there will still be sodium because tomatoes naturally contain it). Saute some onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, toss in the diced tomatoes, some italian herbs, a little black pepper, maybe some cooked meat, toss with pasta and BAM - dinner's done.

P.s. Haven't tried it myself but I understand that ezekial bread is quite tasty and easy to make.

Obviously cutting out or reducing prepackaged foods is the best way to go. A "clean" diet is the best way to really reduce your sodium as you are consuming mostly unprocessed foods.

Sauces and dressings are killer. The only sauce I still use is a buffalo sauce. I make my own mayo and salad dressings as they are super easy to make yourself! There tons of recipes and such online to show you how to make your own.

As someone else said, spice up dishes with spices. Don't use spice blends (like taco seasoning) as they are loaded with sodium. Taco seasoning is super easy to make yourself as is seasonings like chili, etc. Use different spices to give flavour to dishes instead of salt. If you do want to add salt to something try to go for things like sea salt, etc which can give you more minerals/vitamins than regular table salt.

Try to avoid canned veggies and soups. Super easy to make your own soups! Pasta sauce is another really easy one to make. I make one by quicly boiling fresh tomatoes. Take them out of the boiling water than put into ice water. Peel the skins (or leave on if you prefer). I than add them to a pot with a bit of water, spices, and than blend (add stuff into a blender if you don't have an immersion blender). Than I add some very finely chopped (or sometimes I use a food processor) green peppers, onions, garlic, very very finely chopped carrots and sometimes some other veggies (great way to use up extra veggies that might go bad). I make a huge batch and than put the sauce into little bags and freeze for future use.

Things like breads and buns are super easy to make as well even if you don't have a breadmaker. I also make my own crackers as well sometimes.

If you have a free day now and again spend it cooking so you have a lot of stuff prepared and ready that is homemade and low in sodium so you don't have to buy the canned, processed, bottled, sodium filled stuff.

Otherwise, read your labels. Look at different brands and pay attention to portion sizes. I found one brand of ketchup that said low sodium on it. however comparing the portion sizes showed that it has the same amount of sodium as regular ketchup that is much cheaper.