Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls

We love oriental food in my house, but because we watch our sodium intake, we typically eat it at home due to the high sodium content this cuisine usually presents. Egg rolls are a great side for stir fries, perfect party appetizers, and they're great for lunch all by themselves. When I make egg rolls, I usually make a big batch and keep a couple out for lunch the next day and freeze the rest in baggies for another meal. This recipe for lower sodium vegetable egg rolls is my favorite, but you can easily add chicken or pork if you'd like. Print Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls Author: Christy Serves: 12 egg rolls   Ingredients 1 pkg egg roll wrappers 1 tsp ground ginger 2 cups shredded cabbage ½ cup shredded carrots 4 green onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce 2⅓ cups cooking oil (I use Canola for frying) Instructions Heat ⅓ cup Canola oil in a large frying pan on the stove top. In a large mixing bowl, toss the … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Taco Casserole

In my house, we love tacos and we have some version of them every week. We rotate between taco salads, traditional crunchy or soft tacos, and this low sodium taco casserole with homemade taco sauce which is also great for enchiladas. The casserole is probably my favorite to fix because I love meals that taste great, are easy to clean up, and allow you to make sure that everything is piping hot and ready to serve all at the same time. With a crushed corn tortilla crust, ground turkey, corn, beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce, this is one recipe you'll definitely want to try! Print Low Sodium Taco Casserole Author: Christy Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Mexican   Ingredients For the Casserole: 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 can no salt added corn 1 can no salt added red beans of choice, blended in food processor 1½ cups unsalted corn tortilla chips 1½ cups enchilada sauce Enchilada Sauce: 3 tbsp Canola Oil 1 tbsp flour ¼ cup chili powder … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a great, quick weeknight meal and my family loves them. We love a good Manwich as much as anyone, but holy heck, have you seen the sodium packed in that can? And then when you pair your sandwich with chips and pickles, you've got a plate full of salt that just isn't very heart healthy (although it is delicious). If your family loves Sloppy Joes too, but you're trying to reduce the sodium in your diet (you should), you're going to want to try this recipe for lower sodium Sloppy Joes. It tastes as good as a Manwich, hold the salt please and thank you. Print Low Sodium, Turkey Sloppy Joes Author: Christy Recipe type: Main   Ingredients 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey 1 cup low sodium ketchup ¼ cup water 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp low sodium Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp prepared mustard ½ tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning ½ tsp Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning 5 dashes of your favorite hot sauce Instructions Brown the … [Read more...]

The Best Guacamole Recipe Ever {Low Sodium Recipe}

Guacamole. People seem to love it or hate it. Me? I have mixed emotions about it. I often get it served up with quesadillas at different Mexican restaurants and I always end up scraping it off because I really don't feel like eating 3 day's worth of my salt intake in one little scoop. It's so salty and that just isn't very heart healthy, plus to me, it doesn't even taste good. I've had friends' guacamole recipes that I have liked much better than the sodium-laden restaurant varieties, but I'm here to tell you, if you're looking for the best guacamole recipe on the internet that's low in sodium too, stop searching because you just found it. Guacamole is perfect on your game day table, at picnics and gatherings, and it's great as a sandwich spread as an alternative to *SHUDDER* mayonnaise. With just a few simple ingredients, you can put this deliciousness together in no time. Print The Best Guacamole Ever! Author: Christy Gossett   This guacamole recipe is low … [Read more...]

Tofu Stir Fry {How to Cook Crispy Tofu You’ll Love}

Because I'm always posting low sodium recipes here that are all meat based, I'm not certain that everyone knows I'm a vegetarian. It's not something I advertise I guess and all of my family members are meat eaters, but those close to me know that I've been a true vegetarian (not vegan because I love my cheese) for 30 years now. I'm always looking for a way to add protein into my diet. I eat nuts, beans, and leafy greens, but I'm often left wanting something more substantial so I turn to tofu. Now before we continue, yes, I've heard the banter about soy being bad for me, but I've also read many more studies about the benefits of soy by dietitians and doctors than I have about the detriments. It's all about moderation and choosing the right forms of soy. Just like carbs, red meats, and other food sources that often get a bad rap, if used in moderation, soy products like tofu can actually benefit you. In fact, tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup {Taco Soup}

This Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup got its official name from Bug. Well, more like it got its name from me because I had to entice Bug to eat it. I've made this before and she loves it, but on one particularly "difficult" evening, she decided Chicken Taco Soup didn't sound appealing. I quickly retorted that it was Chicken Enchilada Soup. She didn't buy that either. But when I cleverly blurted in an excited tone that this was now Chicken Fiesta Soup, she decided that sounded fun and that of course she would have a bowl, or two. So from here on out, this soup will forever be dubbed Chicken Fiesta Soup. It's super simple to make on the stove top or in the Crock Pot, and this lower sodium recipe is also heart healthy for an added bonus. This is seriously one of the simplest recipes I make because everything comes out of a can or a bag. I toss everything in the Crock Pot in the morning in minutes, and by dinnertime, we have a house full of delicious aromas and a one-pot meal everyone … [Read more...]