Cutting down on salt
doesn't mean you have
to cut out flavour.

The best way to cut down on your salt intake is to cook fresh! You’ll find below some easy recipes that are full of flavour and low in salt. They are also recipes that will store well and can be easily prepared at the beginning of the week, so you don’t have to reach for processed foods during the busy working week. Most of them are super simple so get the kids involved and cook up a storm!

Smokey bean & beef burrito bowl

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  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 400g lean rump steak, fat trimmed
  • ¼ medium white cabbage, trimmed, shredded
  • ¼ medium red cabbage, trimmed, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, grated
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped coriander leaves
  • 400g can no added salt red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 x 200g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large continental cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat plain yoghurt


Recipe from © National Heart Foundation of Australia 2018, reproduced with permission.


  1. Combine paprika, cumin, chilli powder and sugar. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the rump steak and spray lightly with olive oil. Preheat a chargrill pan or barbeque hot plate to medium-high.
  2. Grill steaks for 2-3 minutes each side, or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.
  3. Combine the white cabbage, red cabbage, carrots and coriander in a large bowl.
  4. Divide the slaw, red kidney beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, beef and avocado between the serving bowls. Place a dollop of yoghurt.


Serves: 4