Low Sodium

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.

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How to Make Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings

If you are looking for a meal packed with nutrients and fiber while remaining low in sodium this old-fashioned chicken & dumplings recipe is for you.

How to Make Potato Salad

For a dish you can feel great about feeding your family and friends at your next potluck make this low-sodium potato salad. The salt won't be missed with all the other delicious flavors in this recipe.

Hearty Beef Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables

This hearty beef stew is good for you thanks to lean beef and lots of vegetables, yet it tastes just like traditional versions.

Great Ground Turkey Recipes: Rah, Rah, Rah!

For many cooks, ground turkey is the second-string of ingredients; they only pull it off the bench (or out of the freezer) when they need to replace a favorite choice, such as ground beef. With apologies for the extended football metaphor, we insist that ground turkey should be treated like a star quarterback; this tasty protein definitely has the stats to carry any meal! Lean ground turkey is low in fat and sodium, and it's relatively low in price.

Best Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes

Have a heart -- or at least some heart-healthy recipes to get you back in shape before Valentine's Day. It may sound silly, but for all the work our hearts do, we often don't show them much love. After all, the heart is the one muscle that never stops pumping, even while we sleep. One easy way to give our heart the respect (and the fuel) it needs to keep working well is to eat a diet full of heart-healthy foods; things that are low in sodium, low in fat, and full of protein, iron, and vitamins. Low calorie,read more

How to Make Baked Tilapia

Learn how to bake tilapia??mild flavored, light texture, and inexpensive??and you can have a fast fish dinner any night of the week, seasoned with whatever sauces and spices you like!

How to Make Broccolli and Cheese Soup

Want everyone to eat their broccoli? Then learn how to make broccoli and cheese soup??you'll know that you're serving a nutritious dinner, the kids will just think it's a bowl of cheesy goodness.

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Out-of-the-Ordinary Chicken Recipes

Healthy chicken recipes that taste as good as they are good for you.

How to Make Vegetable Soup

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.

Lunch Meat: Know Your Label Lingo

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and that means filling those lunchboxes. Packing healthy lunches (that don't secretly end up in the trash) can be a challenge, so as you head to the deli aisle and consider the options for sandwich fillings this fall, keep these label terms in mind. "Light" / "Lite"Processed or deli meats labelled "light" or "lite" must contain at least a third fewer calories (or 50 percent less fat) than the regular version of that meat.

MyPlate Meals: 5 Easy, Healthy Take-to-Work Salads

There are so many good reasons to bring your lunch to work. For starters, you save money; even if you only spend $5 a day on lunch, that's $100 a month! BYO, and you can easily cut that in half. Second, you're much more likely to eat healthier when you brown-bag it. And you don't have to settle for sandwiches! We especially love salads for lunch. In fact, we're giving you five of our favorite healthy "bring to work" salad recipes. Each of these lunches is low in fat, calories and sodium, but they're hearty enough to get youread more

MyPlate Meals: 7 Healthier Takes on Thanksgiving Classics

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. And because we're cooking enthusiasts (well, food enthusiasts, really), one of the things we're most thankful for are healthy versions of Thanksgiving favorites. If it sounds like we're easily pleased, think again! Finding Thanksgiving dishes that are low in calories, fat and sodium but still full of holiday-worthy flavor isn't necessarily easy -- but it's definitely worth it. We may joke about being overstuffed, but really, "holiday celebration" doesn't have to equate to "gluttony." Proof positive, we've got seven tasty, full-flavored recipes that cover everything from the main-eventread more

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween ... Thanksgiving ... Christmas -- it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It's no wonder that the most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight! There's a way to enjoy the season without having to go on a starvation diet come January 1 -- and without having to sacrifice your sweets. The answer: by choosing desserts that are low in calories, fat and sodium, you can feel indulgent without actually overdoing it. And don't worry ...read more

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Hearty Beef Recipes

"Healthy beef" isn't an oxymoron. In fact, when you look for beef recipes that are low in calories, fat and sodium, these two words are actually perfectly harmonious. For most of us, this news is very welcome. In recent years, red meat has gained a reputation for being a less-healthy choice; indeed, it's often presented as a guilty pleasure. Now, we're not arguing that a half-pound hamburger with all the fixings is necessarily good for you -- but we can definitely assure you there are many ways to get all the protein, iron and flavor that beef hasread more

How to Bake a Pork Loin

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.

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

Whether you're trying to grab a bite during the middle of a hectic workday or trying to feed yourself while managing a household, most of us find ourselves making lunch choices based on convenience rather than nutrition -- or even taste, for that matter. It's no wonder then that so many of us end up eating decidedly unhealthy choices for lunch. After all, a drive-thru value meal seems quicker and easier than preparing something healthy and homemade. Not necessarily! This delicious Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad ticks all the right lunchtime boxes: it's low in calories, fat and sodium; it canread more

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Fresh & Summery Pasta and Chicken

Popular wisdom advises that we do all things in moderation, but when it comes to summer vegetables, we prefer to live by the adage that "too much of a good thing is ... wonderful." As the season progresses, so much beautiful, flavorful produce is available that we want to use as much of possible. Because it's also so good for us, we feel completely justified in throwing moderation out the window. Full of nutrients and naturally low in fat, calories and sodium, summer vegetables are also admirably versatile. Of course you can enjoy them on their own, butread more

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