The Best Low Sodium Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Just so you know, I received some amazing soapstone cookware from UncommonGoods that allowed me to make the best Low Sodium Cheese Steak Sandwiches in under 30 minutes and share the recipe here with you today! With the perfect mix of fresh and frozen foods, and the help of some magical soapstone cookware, these Low Sodium Cheese Steak Sandwiches are a satisfying and healthy weeknight meal that can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. Sautéed fresh onions, mushrooms, and peppers, along with glorious melted cheese, sit atop steak patties on  a toasted bun covered in spicy mustard. Stop drooling. I know. This might just be the perfect meal, right? Something you'd find at your favorite deli? One of those greasy tabu indulgences that you only get to enjoy once a year? Yea, those. But today's your lucky day. You know why? Because this amazing sandwich is NOT greasy, it's incredibly economical, it houses all of the required food groups (you're welcome, moms), it's low in sodium (your … [Read more...]

Homemade Fried BBQ Chicken Hot Pockets

Who doesn't love a good Hot Pocket? They're a great go-to lunch and B even likes them for breakfast (not the breakfast ones, the regular ones). When he was working in Houston, he found a store that makes a homemade fried version that he absolutely fell in love with and stopped every day on the way to work to get one. Oh no, he was NOT going to love someone else's food more than mine so I had to figure out how to make this happen. That's where this recipe for a (much lower in sodium than the ones he got at the store) Fried BBQ Chicken and Cheese Hot Pocket was born and it's a real keeper. There's a whole lot of beauty to this recipe that I need to share. 1) You can use canned crescent rolls for the shell. 2) You can use up that leftover baked or grilled chicken to make these. 3) You only fry them for about 1 minute because they are pre-baked so that lowers the fat. 4) Assembly takes no time at all. 5) Your family will love these more than the "real" ones! I always keep shredded BBQ … [Read more...]

Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken

Grilled Cheese and BBQ Chicken Sandwich   Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! It's no surprise to me that my birthday month (shush...I'm not telling you how old I'll be) is also graced with this dubious title. I mean, seriously...grilled cheese? Second only to pizza in my book. I remember begging for grilled cheese sandwiches as a child, and eating them in college with a hot bowl of tomato soup. Personally, I'll never outgrow the traditional grilled cheese sandwich, but since I know some people do, including my husband, I look for ways to make my childhood favorite a little more grown up. This recipe for Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken (low sodium of course) was B's lunch today and he couldn't stop raving. Yes, it's a simple recipe, but comfort food is often the most simple, and the most satisfying. Print Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken Author: Christy Recipe type: Lunch Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total … [Read more...]

Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos

Fried Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Dinner Option   My family loves Mexican food and although I'm not a huge fan of fried foods, they absolutely love fried foods of any kind, including burritos. Since I try to keep things on the healthy side and completely low sodium, I have perfected my recipe for fried burritos to satisfy their love of fried and spicy foods and combine it with my love of only serving them heart-healthy dishes. The coolest thing about this recipe is that the filling I use for this flavorful dish is also the same one I use for stuffed peppers and party dips, so making a big batch that you can freeze for later is an added bonus! Print Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos Author: Christy Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Mexican   Ingredients 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 can low sodium tomato soup 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning 1 cup precooked brown rice 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained 1 cup water ¼ cup red onion 4 … [Read more...]

Spicy Vegetarian Potato Soup

Sometimes being a vegetarian can be a little tricky. If you don't eat meat for whatever reason, you really don't want to eat any kind of meat at all. That includes chicken or beef stock. That's meat. When you want comfort food like vegetable soup or potato soup, you might think you're getting a vegetarian "meal in a can", but look closely at that label. Most canned soups that you'd think were vegetarian (hello vegetable soup) actually contain beef or chicken stock. In fact, stop what you're doing and Google either one of those soups and I guaran-dang-tee you 98% of them include some sort of meat stock. Weird, right? Well, I don't use meat stock in my vegetable soups because well...it's supposed to be just vegetables and I'm a vegetarian. If you're in the same boat as me, you're going to love this recipe for Vegetarian Potato Soup. It's got a nice kick to it because I like things spicy, and it's creamy, delicious, and very satisfying all by itself. Print Spicy Vegetarian Potato … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili

My family loves chili and I rely on my Crock Pot to help me out during the week. Since chili is so versatile, I make some variety of it once a week and freeze the leftovers for nights when I forget to take something out to fix for dinner (what...I'm the only one that does that?). This hearty, low sodium chicken chili is always a favorite and it practically makes itself because all you do is dump the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and a full meal is magically ready when it's time to eat. It really doesn't get better than that, does it? Print Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili Author: Christy Recipe type: Crock Pot Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  4 hours Total time:  4 hours 10 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 1 lb frozen chicken breasts or tenders 2-8 oz cans no salt added tomato sauce 1-15 oz can of low sodium pinto beans 1-15 oz can of no salt added diced tomatoes 2 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash … [Read more...]