Friday, August 29, 2008

Hot Dogs & all the Trimmings!

Yup, we're going to indulge in a typical American holiday picnic. Hot dogs with sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, potato chips, pickles, and olives. And it's all going to be low sodium thanks to some wonderful online sources and my local grocery store.

Here's my grocery list:

Hot Dogs (Abeles & Heymann Reduced Sodium Beef Franks) from SaltWatcher.

Mustard (Temeraire No Salt Added Dijon Mustard & Herlochers Dipping Mustard) from SaltWatcher.

Sauerkraut (B & G - Reduced Sodium - Sauerkraut) from HeartWise Foods

Dill Pickles (B & G - Unsalted - Low Sodium - Crunchy - Kosher Dill Pickles) from HeartWise Foods

Olives (Mario - Low Sodium - Pitted Black - Olives - Medium) from HeartWise Foods

Potato Chips Tim's Unsalted Potato Chips from Raley's, my local grocery store

Ketchup (Heinz No Salt Added Ketchup) from Raley's my local grocery store

So, was it good? Yes! The hot dogs were the most most expensive item because they were shipped over night, frozen and packed in dry ice. But, for a once a year treat, I think they were worth it. This goes to show that you can eat some so-called "forbidden" foods and still maintain a low sodium diet. Every once in a while it's good to just eat some fun food. Labor Day was a perfect time. Summer is ending, and before we know it, it'll be time for stews & soups.

2016 Update:
Both SaltWatcher and HeartWise Foods are no longer in business. However, Healthy Heart Market is still going strong. I now order their house brand of NSA pickles, along with Lindsay loso olives, and several brands of NSA mustard. Unfortunately, I have not found good online source for loso hot dogs or sauerkraut. 


OhioMom said...

They look and sound wonderful, I love kraut on hotdogs, or chili :)

We are passing on the traditional labor day food this weekend as we are invited to a cookout the following week. The best part is I don't have to cook ... LOL!

Lisa said...

Your blog is awesome! I am giving the link to a few friends with heart problems. They will really like all your recipes and resources. Thanks!

shambo said...

Lisa, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad I can be of some help Trying to eat a low sodium diet is a real challenge, and we all need to stick together.