Produce, beans, lean meats, eggs and dairy all have natural amounts of sodium, but it’s easily controlled when preparing food at home. When it comes to packaged and pre-made meals, however, just one bite can push you over your daily recommended dose. Using cooking techniques such as roasting, sautéing, braising and grilling helps to boost the flavour, while keeping added sodium to a bare minimum. Try enhancing your everyday meals with citrus juice, fresh and dried herbs, spices and good-quality olive oils, or try any number of these low-sodium dishes.
Fully Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are high in potassium (more than bananas!), helping to flush out excess sodium. A low-sodium stuffing of lean, fibre-rich black beans adds meatiness and satiating protein. Keep salt in this recipe to a minimum and serve it on the side, to taste.