Are you trying to control table salt in your diet? Do you want to improve the flavor of your recipes without adding more salt? Although I don’t have a medical reason to eliminate salt from my diet, I do try to keep it at bay.
Here’s a quick factoid that will make you think twice about sodium. The recommended daily allowance for sodium is 1,500 milligrams; yet, the average American adult actually gets 3,400 milligrams. Over time, Americans have certainly developed a salty palate not only because of deliberate choices we make but also because of the use of sodium in prepared foods like bread, pizza, cold cuts, and canned vegetables.
What can you do to replace the flavor-enhancement salt provides? Jaime Green shares a good list of ingredients that add strong flavor, without adding salt. Jaime’s list includes:
- Herbs and spices.
- Onion and garlic
- Nutritional yeast.
- Vinegar and citrus.
She teaches us that we can move away from sodium without tolerating bland dishes. Read her post to learn how to use ingredients to add flavor without adding table salt to your food.