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Old 01-08-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Need low salt recipes and sauces that are low salt. Hubby is on HBP meds. So hard to plan meals. Appreciate any tips or recipes Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Herbs or lemon juice are good. But try to verify if he is salt sensitive, not everyone has an adverse reaction to salt & bp.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Just don't add salt to your usual recipes - for flavor, use herbs, spices, diced raw vegetables, onion and garlic, etc.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Just don't add salt to your usual recipes - for flavor, use herbs, spices, diced raw vegetables, onion and garlic, etc.
^^^good advice
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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Celery seed can taste salty and celery is known in Chinese medicine to lower bp and raw celery can also be salty. If you don't have real salt for a while, some of the alternatives can taste pretty good. I know a lot of people who swear by Mrs. Dash, though I've never used it myself.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Herbs or lemon juice are good. But try to verify if he is salt sensitive, not everyone has an adverse reaction to salt & bp.

Right....I take BP med and don't worry over salt but do avoid canned soups, etc with excessive salt. I make my sauces in the usual manner...there are many products that are reduced sodium, it's plain on the label.

Most food without salt is dull and tasteless....that's why I'm not that strict with salt in foods.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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There are many online recipes for spice mixes like taco mix or whatever. I never buy packaged mixes anymore. Most are full of salt. Invest in a few spices, a few jars and make your own. A google search will turn up many recipes. Same with salad dressings.

When my husband was told to lower his sodium intake a few years ago, I purchased the New American Heart Association cookbook. There were many tasty recipes in it that even our then teenagers enjoyed. The American Heart Association also has many recipes on the website. https://recipes.heart.org/categories

It really wasn't hard to make the adjustments by making my own spice blends. Stay away from canned items unless it says low sodium. Tomato sauce is easy to find in a no salt version. There is a low sodium worcestershire sauce available and a low sodium soy sauce--be careful with that though. Many soups are available as low sodium.

I found it forced me to cook from scratch a bit more and use fewer prepared products. For example, I used to purchased jarred spaghetti sauce. It's easy enough to make it from scratch with a crock pot. I'll probably never bar the jarred sauce again. It tastes like sugar to us now.

Don't think of it as the "dreaded" low sodium. It's really an opportunity to eat more and better unprocessed foods. Most sodium in recipes doesn't come from adding a small bit of salt, but in using processed foods.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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The American Heart Association has a whole series of cookbooks that are really, really good. We found them after my husband's second heart attack. We use them frequently. Obviously they are designed to be heart healthy but the recopes are in general really great even not taking their healthiness into consideration.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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Buy red beats and squeeze beat juice. let him drink it daily. 1. it is high in iron so it increases o2 level in blood 2 is known to lower BP.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education...w_sodium_diet/
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:27 AM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Try some no-salt-added Penzeys spice mixes. I've found them to be a good company, and their website offers recipe tips:

https://www.penzeys.com/shop/spices/

The link above should take you to the no-salt blends.

As others have said, lemon juice, onions, garlic, and celery can be your friends. Good luck!
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