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!
Try the below alternatives when it comes to reducing your salt intake.
Use a dash of olive oil instead of salt when boiling vegetables, pasta and rice.
Citrus fruits such as lemons and limes can add a zesty kick to fish, chicken and pork. Use them as a marinade with olive oil and garlic or simply squeeze the juices over your meal.
Make your own sauces, stocks and dressings where you can. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar can make a tasty low salt salad dressing.
Roast and bake. Roasting vegetables like pumpkins, zucchinis, and carrots brings out the natural, almost sweet flavours of the vegetables – great for making your own salt free soups and stocks!
Throw away the chicken stock and make your own with a left over roast chicken carcass.
Heat things up with Chilli! Add a kick to your staple dishes likes chili and eggs, or chilli on steak.