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If Only I'd Taken it With Fewer Grains of Salt

August 4, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: Salt, Sodium, thirst, water

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If Only I'd Taken it With Fewer Grains of Salt

When I woke up this morning my mouth was dry and pasty. I felt like cotton balls had mopped up every drop of saliva. As I stumbled to the kitchen, desperately seeking fluid, I mentally searched for a reason. All I did last night was go for a walk with my kids and watch TV. But as I chugged down a glass of water and cast my eyes to the counter, I saw the evidence of from last night's guilty pleasure: the empty bag of chips that I had shared with my husband."Oh."

In a moment of weakness, I had succumbed to the siren-like call of a particular brand of potato chips. I turned over the crumpled bag to check out the sodium content - 460mg sodium for 28 chips (50 grams), and I'd had about half of the 220 gram bag. + MORE

RECIPE! Polynesian Pork Kebabs

August 3, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: bbq, low sodium, pork, summer

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RECIPE! Polynesian Pork Kebabs

These colourful kebabs are perfect for casual entertaining or for a special family meal.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

Eight 8-inch (20 cm) wooden skewers1/4 cup (50 ml) sodium-reduced soya sauce2 Tbsp (25 ml) lemon juice2 Tbsp (25 ml) liquid honey or brown sugar + MORE

Flavour with less salt (Part 2)

August 2, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: food choices, low sodium

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Flavour with less salt (Part 2)

In Part 1 of Flavour with Less Salt I wrote about the role of salt in enhancing the flavour of food. In today's blog I would like to share some tips that I use at home to keep our food flavourful with less salt.

Soups:

Since water dilutes flavour, I add less water and more veggies to my soups. When I make a carrot or squash soup, I add just enough water or broth to cover the veggies. When I purée it all the soup is thick and full of flavour.Soups always taste better the next day, once the flavours have mingled, so I try to make enough for several days. + MORE

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