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Recipes I've Shared:

Triple Chocolate Granola Bars

Tweaking old recipe. Still too high in calories but low in sodium and pretty high on protein.

Tutti Frutti Granola Bars

Tweaking up my granola bar recipe - NOT a "diabetic friendly" choice, but it's definitely a low-sodium choice!

Hershey's (creamier) Hot Cocoa

This is by NO means a low-cal beverage, but it is SO yummy for the once or twice a year "feel good" treat.

Lo So Herb & Butter Rice-a-Roni

Made in rice cooker. Was on a search for lower sodium "Herb & Butter Rice-a-roni" that I could make myself. This is what I came up with.

Hotel Room Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

I use as LITTLE canned products as possible, and add NO SALT to my meals - we're watching hubby's high b/p - so YOU may opt to add salt, but all my meals are perfectly tasty once you break that sodium addiction. You can actually TASTE the veggies!
I use an electric skillet and crock-pot when having to live in hotel rooms for weeks on end, but you can use a stove top as well :0)

Very Good (6 ratings)
Lower Sodium Slow Cooker Beef Stew (2)

Modified from my original

Chicken Alfredo VOILA!

Quick meal intended to "use up" foods in the freezer!

Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Veggies

The only "canned" item I use is the tomato paste, and that is for thickening. My goal when I cook is to create traditional meals that are lower in sodium, and carbs and higher in protein than the original recipes.

Lower Sodium Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

Still looking for higher protein, lower sodium and cholesterol tuna salad? This could be it!
READ the labels for that sodium content!

Ziegunderschnitzel Part Zwei

Time to make my recipe healthier!

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Rita's Chicken McAlester

I didn't have tomatoes to make Chicken Laredo, so came up with a tasty alternative!

Hodgson Mills Whole Wheat Pancakes

Recipe from the back of the box, modified for extra fiber with flaxseed, and changed amount of milk & eggs, added spices.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Minestrone ala Rita

This recipe is meant to be LOW SODIUM, therefore it will lack "taste" to those who haven't yet detoxed from that mineral. I cook with all FRESH, not canned, veggies.
A 2 cup serving will provide you with FOUR servings of veggies.

Chicken Fajitas

LOW sodium, HIGH protein!
Check that your chicken has 75 mg sodium/4 oz --- some have that "injected with natural chicken broth" which is really just salt water and can have 180 mg sodium/4 oz chicken!
I do NOT cook with salt, and once you become accustomed to cooking without salt, you will realize how different foods have SO much flavor!

Split Pea with Ham & Potato Stew

Didn't turn out the way I wanted, but still tasted yummy! Gut sticking for sure!

Potato & Spinach Omelet

Great gut-sticking brunch or can even be a meat-free dinner!

Easy Shepherds Pie Casserole (Lower Sodium)

Easy to throw together at the last minute.

Colorful Chinese Pork Fried Rice

Relatively high in sodium! NOT a dish to have on a regular basis. BUT it's quick and easy. (and still lower in sodium than a restaurant!!!)

Baked Chicken

Not so healthy, but tasty, once again!

macaroni salad

not so healthy, but tasty, side dish

Very Good (13 ratings)
Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

I got this recipe from a Low Carb Crockpot cookbook and "tweaked" it for lower cholesterol and sodium content. STILL high in sodium, though!

"Refried" Beans

Crockpot recipe. I "invented" this with NO saltpork or lard, in search of a lower sodium/fat "refried" bean --- and DH loved it!

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Low Sodium "White Chili"

Chili made with white beans (from dry), chicken breast and fresh veggies.

Very Good (1 rating)
Fresh Veggie Quiche

All veggies are FRESH, not frozen or from a can.

Full of Berries & Nuts Muffins

Another quick and easy, bake, freeze, then reheat in micro for a quick on-the-run breakfast!

Very Good (3 ratings)
Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with raisins and walnuts

Quick and easy, bake, freeze, then reheat in micro for a quick on-the-run breakfast!

Carnival Squash with Rice Pilaf

Carnival Squash resembles the acorn squash in shape, but the outside is not nearly as green - it has orange and yellow stripes. It's raw form smells like raw pumpkin.
The goals for my recipes are LOW SODIUM, therefore rice etc has been cooked without anything added to them.

Bean & Veggie Stew

All fresh, no added sodium.

VEGGIE Packed Beef Stew

LOW Sodium, GOOD Protein

Veggie Mix

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Peppers with garlic

Very Good (3 ratings)
Ragu Chicken & Creamy Garlic Sauce

Quick and easy variation from jar

Incredible! (1 rating)
Turkey & Veggie Meal

Slow cooker or Crockpot

'Jiffy' Corn Muffins

Jiffy brand mix

Colorful Beans

Crock-pot/Slow-cooker - Low Sodium, High Protein

Very Good (2 ratings)
Taco Salad, Low Sodium

Low Sodium, Great taste! Do NOT add water - it will be too runny.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Steak Fajitas ala RIta

Low Sodium, High Protein

Steak Fajitas - Midevil

Low Sodium, High Protein

Very Good (5 ratings)
Bear14GSB's Chili - Low Sodium, Low Fat, High Protein

High Protein, High Fiber, Low Sodium, Low Fat

Very Good (3 ratings)
Spinach Fritatta Twists

Low Sodium, high protein

Incredible! (1 rating)
Creamy Pumpkin Chiffon Mousse

Low Calorie, low fat (a bit high on sodium) creamy dessert.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Low Sodium Roasted Turkey

Low Sodium, High Protein

Very Good (6 ratings)
Hot Cereal with Blueberries - Oats, Flaxseed, Wheat Germ and Oat Bran

Low Fat - High Fiber - High Protein --- I used this as 'stage 3' for increasing fiber intake. Heart healthy recipe!

Black Beans, Refried

Low Fat - I take an entire bag of beans, soak them overnight, rinse them well and drain, then portion out into 2 cup containers, fill enough water to cover and freeze for easy prep later on.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Slow cooker Pink Beans

High fiber and protein, low sodium

Very Good (5 ratings)
Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce, from Scratch, ala Rita, Slow Cooker Style

Fresh tomatoes, fresh veggies. low sodium, in slow cooker

Rita's Meat with Cabbage

Untraditional twist on 'Stuffed Cabbage Rolls'

Very Good (2 ratings)
Veggies on the Side

Just the veggies of a veggie rollup

Very Good (2 ratings)
CrockPot Corned Beef & Cabbage

Parsnips & Turnip variation

Bulgur with garlic

Low Sodium. Bland side dish, reminiscent of white rice

Very Good (2 ratings)

Cheese Biscuits

Quick & Easy cheese biscuits

Very Good (1 rating)
Rice Blend with Mushrooms

Wild and Brown Rices, Mushrooms and Onions

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Meatloaf Twist ala Rita

Ground Turkey and Ground Beef, with a mozzarella twist

Tuna Salad ala Rita

Lower Sodium w/fiber kick

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Lower Sodium Recipes
Flavor your meals with herbs and spices instead of sodium! Some of my recipes were someone else's and I've modified them for a lower sodium or carb content. I love cooking and I love inventing healthier alternatives!