Simple Low-Sodium Recipes for Dinner

Dinner,Healthy
July 12, 2013

Two fabulous low-sodium recipes from Jessica Goldman Foung (aka Sodium Girl.)

Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa
Photo by Matt Armendariz
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Sodium Girl Book Cover

Faced with kidney failure at the age of 21, Jessica Goldman Foung changed her diet, started a blog, Sodium Girl: Adventures in a Low-Sodium Life, and published Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook.

Full of practical information like where sodium lurks, the recipe collection captures Foung’s enthusiastic, big sister-like personality as she empowers others to get creative in a salt-free kitchen.

With low-sodium versions of classic recipes (Bloody Marys, meatloaf, and Manhattan clam chowder) and innovative dishes like Balsamic Blueberry Steak Sauce and roasted salsa (find them below!), Foung succeeds in filling the low-sodium life with big flavors and an even bigger sense of possibility.

Tips for Reducing Sodium in Recipes

  • Don’t just get rid of the salt—replace it with something else. Exotic spices, oils and vinegars add new life and punches of flavor to classic favorites.
  • Play with heat. Roasting, grilling and even using a slow-cooker can have a transformative effect on your go-to foods. Experiment and play.

—By Cheryl Sternman Rule, a food writer in San Jose, Calif.

 

Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa

Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa

By roasting your peppers and tomatoes first, you give the salsa a standout smoky flavor that goes beyond simple diced tomatoes.

Balsamic Blueberry Steak Sauce

Balsamic Blueberry Steak Sauce

This sauce is rich, a bit bitter and subtly sweet—a perfect complement to beef.