In recent months, I’ve slowly been building new menus to reflect my new restricted diet, trying to avoid salt, fats and sugar. My wife has been great in shopping with me, reading every label and finding the hidden sugar and salt bombs in most processed foods that I simply can’t eat any longer
[March 1, 2014: check out our expanded recipe page. We’ve added 10 new low salt, low sugar, low fat recipes, some with illustrated step-by-step guides to making them.]
A recent trip took us to Costco and Trader Joe’s and we bought frozen ahi tuna at Trader Joes, fat-free feta cheese and fat-free yogurt, several pounds of fresh green beans at Costco (I ate at least half a pound of these one night), low sodium chicken stock at TJ’s, salt-free canned tomatoes.
The list goes on but you get the idea. You can hunt down decent foods, it’s a job but it can be done.
Another addition here, I’ve been working very hard this year to find sodium-free Thanksgiving dishes. Read about finding the lowest salt turkey, how to make low-salt dressing, and how to find other sources of low-salt recipes. I also have done posts on low-salt olives and on chestnuts, a traditional Thanksgiving treat in my family. Enjoy.
Looking for Super Bowl dishes and snacks? Check the post I did last year on salt-free chips plus another from this year. For a main course, check this stuffed shells recipe from a Christmas posting, they’re low-fat and low-salt.