If you're on a low-sodium diet, these recipes are for you. Choose from low-sodium soups and snacks to healthy main courses, all carefully created for sodium-conscious eaters.
Vegetable soup is a hearty and comforting way to help work in some of those recommended "five a day" servings of fruits and vegetables. It's light, delicious and a flavorful blend of the season's best harvest. Although the end result is a simmering pot of complex flavors, the process for how to make vegetable soup is surprisingly quick and simple.
Pork may be known as "the other white meat," but it doesn't usually top the list when we think of lean protein. We can probably thank bacon for that, but not all pork is dripping in fat and packed with sodium. Pork loin, for instance, is actually quite lean, low in fat, carbs and calories. Learning how to bake a pork loin can add a nice punch of variety and flavor to your diet whether you're watching your weight, trying to eat more healthfully or just looking for interesting new options for your usual dinner rotation.
Though it may seem like a contemporary dish, people have been perfecting the art of how to make potato salad for literally hundreds of years--early recipes date back to at least the 16th century. European settlers introduced potato salad to America, and different recipes reflect how the dish evolved and varied to reflect regional cuisines and preferences. For instance, German potato salad is served warm and includes bits of bacon, whereas cold potato salad--the more popular variety in the United States--follows English and French traditions.
For a vibrant and vivacious side dish with unmatched natural sweetness, you should know how to cook beets. This often overlooked vegetable comes in several varieties, including red ruby and golden, which you can use interchangeably or combine in a single dish.
Browned butter frosting is an all-time-great way to top cookies and cakes.
Roasted Cornish game hens always impress guests. Quick-cooking couscous and dried cranberries make an easy but tantalizing stuffing.
Basmati rice is a long grain rice recognized for its aromatic fragrance and nutty flavor. Here, it's cooked with currants, orange peel and cinnamon for an Indian-style rice side dish.
The ground nuts replace most of the flour in this spectacular cake.
Every bite of this tropical dessert is sheer delight.
This coffee cake is moist, tender, and pretty as a picture. Use fresh or frozen raspberries in this cake
A big bowl of salty-sweet snack twists provides good munching during family movie night or whenever you're in the mood for a quick-and-easy treat.
This baked salmon recipe is glazed with a brown sugar and Dijon-style mustard mixture. Serve with snow peas and rice to complete the meal.
For variation, make this yeast bread with walnuts and dried peaches instead of almonds and dried apricots.
Serve these rich, dried-fruit bar cookies with afternoon coffee or with whipped cream for dessert.