Low Sodium Recipe
Fortunately, you can enjoy plenty of flavorful foods prepared with less salt and sodium.
Herb and spice blends are good substitutes for salt and are available in most supermarkets.
As an alternative, you can make your own tasteful creations based on personal preferences.
- Remember to make portions that you will use in a short period of time; herbs don't hold their flavor forever. A little goes a long way.
- Sample new flavors by adding small amounts to your dishes, you can always add more.
Here are a few spice-blend recipes to help you create your own masterpieces:
Chinese Five-Spice Blend
1/4 cup of ground ginger
2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground cloves
1 tablespoon each of round allspice and anise seed
Combine. This goes well with chicken, fish or pork whether you bake, fry or grill it.
1/4 cup of chili powder
1 tablespoon each of ground cumin and onion powder
1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, garlic powder and red pepper
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine. For chili, enchiladas, tacos, chicken, pork and beef.
Mixed Herb Blend
1/4 cup of dried parsley
2 tablespoons of dried tarragon
1 tablespoon each of dried oregano, dill weed and celery flakes
Combine. For salads, steamed vegetables or fish.
Garden Seasoning Blend
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground basil
1-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of cayenne 1-1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground parsley
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg