Our 12 days of Christmas menu guides ends with a new twist on an old favorite for me, chicken parmigiana, but made in a low-salt, low-fat way.
Use panko breadcrumbs to cut salt, low- and no-fat cheese, and egg whites rather than whole eggs to coat the chicken breasts before breading. Bake rather than fry and you’re on your way.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these menus for the holiday season. Comments have been great for them and viewership has been solid, so I hope they’ve helped people get through the holiday food season without going off their low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diets, too much.
Keep coming back here all year for more great recipes, news about ingredients and other helpful, healthy shopping tips.
Canned red sauce has a ton of sodium in it. What do you suggest as substitue?
I make my own from low-salt canned Italian tomatoes. But there are brands already made that are low-salt. Trader Joe’s has one as does the more mainstream Hunt’s brand (where are you located, can you get the brands I mentioned)? Muir Glen also has a low-salt one, see a post I wrote about it: https://nosaltnofatnosugar.com/2013/03/14/can-you-find-pre-made-low-salt-tomato-sauce/
I was thinking of mixing Sugar Twin (brown) with teraiki sauce. But wondering if you have a low salt, low sugar (sugar twin brown maybe) recipie for chicken marinade?
I use Mrs. Dash pre-made marinades, they are sodium free and low in sugar, generally. https://nosaltnofatnosugar.com/2013/09/05/salt-free-teriyaki-sauce-a-taste-test-of-three-varieties/