A traditional Thanksgiving meal is loaded with salt. Here are some ways to prepare a low-sodium feast.
Step 1: Cook a fresh turkey Cook a fresh turkey. Packaged and frozen turkeys may be supplemented with salt, salted butter, or MSG.
TIP: Read the label carefully if you buy a turkey that is not fresh.
Step 2: Prepare unsalted vegetables Prepare fresh or no-salt-added frozen vegetable for the meal.
Step 3: Use no-salt-added butter Use no-salt-added butter in recipes that call for butter.
Step 4: Use low-salt broths Use no-salt-added or low-sodium broths.
Step 5: Use salt substitutes Season your entrees with salt substitutes.
Step 6: Save room for the pie Use low-sodium versions of whipped cream products on your pies. Since you've cut down on sodium so much everywhere else, go ahead and splurge on some sodium-rich pumpkin pie!
FACT: Early Roman soldiers were paid partially in salt, hence the word salary.