Editor’s Note: This was written well before the Pandemic had an impact on U.S. food supplies. To read the latest for Thanksgiving 2021, click here. To read which items have disappeared froms tore shelves during the Pandemic, click here.
Thanksgiving is sneaking up on me this year as I’m just finishing up another long-term project. So I started my Thanksgiving menu food shopping yesterday. My first item, a low-salt fresh turkey at Costco.
You can read my past writing on low sodium Thanksgiving turkey, never buy a self-basting turkey, those are loaded with salt!!! Read the label before buying any turkey. Many, many have salt added. A regular turkey will have only about 70 mgs of sodium a serving, not hundreds.
You don’t have t spend a ton for a low-sodium turkey either. As I said, I bought
mine at Costco for 99 cents a pound. True some stores have other turkeys cheaper, but 99 cents a pound isn’t bad to get the salt out.
Here are other items for your low-salt Thanksgiving menu as well, just click the links for each below:
- Low-salt stuffing — start with a salt-free wheat bread.
- Broccoli with onions — I leave out the nuts in this one
- Orange-Infused Roasted Green Beans and Red Peppers
- Low-salt, low-fat mashed potatoes — a favorite of mine
- Roasted chestnuts for dessert — a classic with a convenient modern twist
You don’t have to go salt crazy on Thanksgiving, you can still enjoy the day with these low-sodium Thanksgiving recipes.