Salt n Pepa told us way back, “Don’t push it!”
Low sodium! NO Salt! I cannot express enough how beneficial it is for your health to eat low sodium meals. Eliminating salt from your diet can prevent heart disease, strokes, lower cholesterol, help reduce insulin resistance, prevent liver disease, prevent osteoporosis, prevent obesity, and even more.
But remember our bodies do need some salt. That’s why I like to cook with substitute or natural salts. When I decide to use salt in certain dishes, I prefer Himalayan rock salt, Kosher Sea Salt, and Truffle Sea salt, because they are full of minerals. In all other dishes I like to use substitutes like cheese. For example, Parmesan, pecorino or blue cheeses, some are milder like Gorgonzola dolce, which is a mixture of Gorgonzola and mascarpone are great salt substitutes! The Old Dutch cheeses are much saltier and excellent to use. I love to add some on my eggs or in frittatas.
Other great substitutes are Teriyaki, Soy sauce, Worcester sauce, Anchovies, Smoked Herring, Olives, Mustard, Capers and broths or stocks. Most of them have salt added already, so keep an eye so you don’t overdo it.
Seasoning always has salt in it already. A fish seasoning, or chicken seasoning is basically some herbs with salt. Now as every brand has different herbs added, always read the content. But in most cases seasonings contain a lot of salt.
I like to believe it’s so much healthier to remove sodium from the original products you cook with, so do not add salt unless it’s really necessary for the dish you are preparing. Try to combine a sodium rich ingredient to flavor it up and bring your dish balance! Stay healthy!
Bon Apetito, From Peggy with LOVE!
** If you work with Peggy’s recipes and you don’t see any salt added, remember she uses natural substitutes.