Recipe Type: Low & Reduced Sodium

Hash brown potatoes

Hash Brown Potatoes


Hash brown potatoes are a popular part of a full American breakfast. The reason is simple, they are filling, quick, and inexpensive to make. For the basic recipe, all you need are russet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. One problem with restaurant and “instant” hash brown potatoes is the amount of sodium ...

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Ginger Beef

Ginger Beef


Americanized Chinese food has gotten a bad rap lately for being high in calories and sodium, and not the healthy food Americans make it out to be. So what’s new? Isn’t that the way it is with all Americanized ethnic foods? Americans expect large portions at low prices and restaurants are than ...

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Fried Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce

Quick Pan-Fried Fish With Lemon Caper Sauce


This variation of my pan-fried fish recipe you can make in 15 minutes or less. It is low in fat and sodium compared to frozen and restaurant fish fillets. Use any filleted fish for this recipe. Fillets up to 3/4″ (18 mm) should be fully cooked in 6 minutes (3 minutes per ...

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Herb Grilled chicken

Citrus-Herb Grilled Chicken


Citrus-Herb grilled chicken is marinated in lemon or orange juice flavored with herbs instead of salt reducing sodium to 350 mg per serving or less depending on the type of chicken used (broth injected chicken adds sodium). You can use boneless skinless chicken breast and broil rather than grill the chicken. ...

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Homemade Raisin Bread

Raisin Bread Recipe


Raisin bread is a popular breakfast sweet bread. A 1-inch (25mm) slice of this raisin bread recipe has about 155 calories. Add a tablespoon of your favorite jam or preserves and cup of coffee or tea for a quick Continental breakfast. A slice of raisin bread and jam has about ...

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Glazed Chocolate Cupcakes

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes


Buttermilk Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes is a simple recipe for a moist, tender, chocolatey buttermilk chocolate cake or cupcakes. Small cupcakes have about 120 calories per cupcake and 240 calories for large cupcakes. Nutrition values are for 1/12 of cake unfrosted. Frosting can add 200 to 300 calories. Instead of ...

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Mint Vinaigrette

Mint Vinaigrette Recipe


Mint Vinaigrette, unlike most condiments, has no oil and only 6 calories, zero fat, and 1 mg sodium per 2 tablespoon (30 ml) serving. It is a simple blend of fresh mint (spearmint or peppermint), red wine vinegar, and fresh garlic. Traditionally, mint vinaigrette is made using a mortar and pestle to ...

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Easy Homemade Ricotta


Supermarket ricotta cheese available in 15 to 32 ounce containers is usually an inferior cheese in name only compared to ricotta available decades ago in the United States. Like many foods available today, manufacturers have cut corners to cut costs. It only takes two ingredients and an instant read thermometer ...

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Gingersnaps


Recipe Updated 9-25-2019 to reduce preparation time. Gingersnaps are a crispy cookie variation on gingerbread. Gingersnaps are ideal for dunking in coffee or liqueurs. One 2-inch (2.5 cm) cookie sprinkled with sugar has about 55 calories and less than 10mg of sodium. Gingersnaps are traditionally rolled in sugar, but I ...

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Chewy Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Cookie Recipe


Almond butter cookies are an alternative to peanut butter cookies. This recipe can be used to make both. You can substitute creamy or chunky peanut butter for the almond butter.  If you are allergic to peanuts, carefully check the almond butter label for processing in a plant that also processes peanuts. ...

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