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!

Heart Healthy Cheese Steak Sandwiches

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 heart can thank me now), AND it all comes together in less than 30 minutes…in one pan. Seriously, if you’re a ninja in the kitchen, this meal will be on the table in 20 minutes, but I have to give you that fluff factor so you don’t hold me to that 20-minute thing.

The Best Low Sodium Cheese Steak Sandwiches
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Steak-umm® Sliced Steaks
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 Bell Pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 4 Cheese Steak (or sub) Buns
  • 1 tbsp Spicy Brown Mustard, optional
Instructions
  1. In a soapstone sauté pan, heat avocado oil on low heat.
  2. Slice vegetables and place in pan with spices, heat for 5 minutes until tender, and remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Place 2 steak slices in pan and cook on one side for 1 minute, flip, cook another 15 seconds, then cut into slices.
  4. Add ¼ of the vegetable mixture back into pan with the steak slices and top with one slice of cheese; heat until melted.
  5. Place cheese steak mixture on a toasted bun with mustard (optional) and enjoy the awesome.
  6. Repeat for each sandwich.
Notes
The average Cheese Steak Sandwich has approximately 1200 mg sodium, 600 calories, 60 grams carb, 90 mg cholesterol.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 517 Fat: 30 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Sodium: 492 mg Cholesterol: 70 mg

Oh, so you say YOU can cook the perfect Cheese Steak Sandwich and you can make yours lower in sodium than traditional recipes too? Good for you and I’d love to try your recipe (please share your recipe with me), but I’m going to be pretty bold and pompous here when I tell you that I’m pretty certain that yours can’t cook as evenly and perfectly as mine. Don’t get mad. It’s not you, it’s me and my new magical cookware that cooks perfectly and evenly every time, even without my help.

Cheese Steak in Soapstone Cookware

Perfectly sautéed steak patties, red onions, bell peppers, and fresh mushrooms, all covered in melted cheese in one beautiful soapstone pan from UncommonGoods that’s easy to clean up and cooks effortlessly and evenly every single time. You see, these pans give family meals an Old World upgrade with their handcrafted beauty (as in, they’re so pretty, I leave them on my countertop as decorations when I’m not using them). Highlighted with hammered copper handles, this soapstone design serves as a timeless oven (or stove top) to table essential. Soapstone emits no odor and is able to withstand temperatures of up to 1832ºF (you never cook that high, no need to look that up), making it a versatile addition to your cooking arsenal. I’m in love and I don’t care who knows (Elf reference intended…it’s always Christmas here)!

Now, before I leave you with your drooling, I know you can Google soapstone cookware (YOU NEED THIS STUFF) and find it a little bit cheaper than my set (yes, I have a set…don’t hate), but there are reasons why I associate myself with certain brands and I do my homework so you don’t have to. Don’t buy from those other guys (PLEASE?!?!) because UncommonGoods is committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment (they have SO much stuff) and are working with their suppliers – from artists to small manufacturers – to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. AND they have a Better to Give Program that they started in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from them at checkout. You’re welcome.

If you think you have the “perfect” Cheese Steak Sandwich recipe, please share it with me here. If you think your cookware for your perfect sandwich is better than mine, I challenge you to a cook-off. Now, what other low sodium recipes can we cook in our new cookware? I’d love to try your recipes, so be sure to share!

Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls

Delicious Vegetables Egg Rolls that are lower in sodium than the traditional recipes

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.

Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls
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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
  1. Heat ⅓ cup Canola oil in a large frying pan on the stove top.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots, and green onions with the soy sauce and ginger.
  3. Heat vegetable mixture in the oil until tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Lay out the egg roll wrappers, one at a time, and place about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture in the middle.
  5. Roll the bottom up, then both sides in, then roll the last flap to complete.
  6. Note: If you put a thin layer of water on the perimeter of the wrap, it holds much better.
  7. In a large skillet, heat 2 cups of cooking oil for frying.
  8. Fry the egg rolls on one side for about a minute, flip them and do the same on the other side until the entire egg roll is golden brown.

  Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls

Although these egg rolls are way lower in sodium than traditional recipes, I need to point out that they are still higher in sodium than most of my recipes, but they’re incredibly delicious and I’m sure you’ll love them too. If you want to add meat to these egg rolls, cook up some chicken or ground pork and cut the vegetables in the recipe in half. My family especially loves when I make these with shredded chicken and serve them with some homemade sweet and sour sauce. Restaurant taste, restaurant quality, less than half the sodium. Here’s a heart-healthy recipe you’ll want to add to your recipe arsenal for sure!

Low Sodium Sloppy Joes

low sodium sloppy joes, homemade sloppy joe sauce, manwich copycat
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.

Low Sodium, Turkey Sloppy Joes
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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
  1. Brown the lean ground turkey.
  2. Add all wet ingredients and stir.
  3. Add seasonings and mix thoroughly.
  4. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

  low sodium sloppy joes

Serve these Sloppy Joes on a bun paired with some homemade baked sweet potato chips,  and bread & butter pickle slices (since they are lower in sodium than dill chips), or canned low sodium jalapenos for an easy weeknight meal that your family will love. Simple and delicious, this is one meal you’re definitely going to want to add into your weekly meal plan.