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Are you struggling to find delicious things you can eat while on a low-sodium diet?
I can tell you from personal experience just how difficult finding low-sodium food items can be.
A while back I realized that I needed to start living a more healthy lifestyle, and to that end I started working out and eating healthier foods.
But there’s one persistent issue that I’m still struggling with: Finding food items that are low in sodium.
Case in point: I have always enjoyed a good salad, but have you ever read the nutrition label on a bottle of salad dressing?
If you have, you know the lowest amount of sodium you’re likely to find is well over 200mg per serving.
The thing is, one serving of salad dressing is typically listed as a measly 1 to 2 tablespoons of dressing!
But when I eat a salad I want that sucker literally bathed in dressing.
That means the total sodium content of my salads can easily be over 1,000mg!
None of my local grocery stores ever seem to have any low-sodium salad dressings in stock so I did some checking around online.
It turns out that Amazon has low/no sodium salad dressings for sale, but I was unable to find a low-sodium ranch dressing that really appealed to me.
After that search came up empty I started checking out some of the recipes available for making my own low-sodium Ranch dressing. And I found one I really like…
A website called “Skip The Salt” (imagine that!) has published a very simple recipe for a no-sodium ranch seasoning mix that you can combine with mayonnaise and milk to create a very tasty low-sodium Ranch dressing.
How much sodium ends up being in the dressing will depend on the amount that’s in the mayo and milk.
Of course the mayonnaise sold in most grocery stores is pretty high in sodium all on its own, but the folks at HeathyHeartMarket.com sell a mayonnaise that has ZERO mg of sodium (and zero mg of fat and sugar as well!).
Disclaimer: The reviews that have been left for this mayo include complaints about the taste being a bit on the bland side. However, this product is used as part of a multi-ingredient recipe so its taste isn’t all that important. Just throwing this out there…
As you can see, you can make your own low-sodium ranch dressing using the no-sodium ranch seasoning mix recipe and no-sodium mayo mentioned above and enjoy a fantastic salad any time you want one without having to skimp on the dressing!
To finish up, here’s a fantastic short video that’s a real eye-opener in regards to the amount of sodium that’s in a typical restaurant-style salad. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.