Low/No Sodium Products

I’m always on the lookout for new low/no sodium products, as is anyone trying to follow a low sodium diet. The good news is that the dangers of excess salt in the diet are now well known. So finding products has gotten easier because food manufacturers are creating more low sodium products. As a result, grocery stores are stocking more and more low sodium items. But it’s still a challenge.

This page is about resources for low sodium foods. Whether you’re just beginning your low sodium journey or have been at it for a while, my hope is that you’ll find the information helpful. I’m quite fortunate because my local grocery store chain stocks many low/no sodium products. Also, I’m about 30 minutes away from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, other good sources for low sodium products. Even so, I still regularly order items online. Sometimes directly from the manufacturer, but most often from either Amazon or Healthy Heart Market.

The good thing about Amazon is that if you find a favorite product, you can usually buy several units of the same item. (However, this might not be such a good thing if you don’t use it up quickly enough.) You can also get special breaks on shipping, and their customer service is very good.

Amazon sells quite a few low/no sodium products, more than you might imagine. I’ve created a special Please, DON’T pass the salt! wish list of my favorite products. I’ve included information on the sodium content of most of the items in addition to brief notes about how I use the products. And, yes, these are products I use regularly. There are many more low/no sodium products available from Amazon. However, the ones on the wish list are products I like, I use, and recommend. Take a look to see what’s available. You might consider ordering some from an online source or maybe just looking for them in your local grocery stores.

I’ll be doing something similar with products from Healthy Heart Market, Trader Joe’s, and other good sources for low/no sodium products. Be sure to check back for updates. Also, if you have information about a favorite low/no sodium product, please feel free to share the information.

Click HERE to see the special “Please, DON’T pass the salt!” Amazon Wish List.

Click HERE to see my personalized Trader Joe's shopping list.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're struggling to find more low and no sodium products, I found the jackpot! I stumbled upon this website during some google searching and it's called Healthy Heart Market. They have over 500 low and no sodium products! I hope that this can help everyone that is in need of these products. I know how hard it is to find these great low and no sodium products. This will make it easier!
http://healthyheartmarket.com/

shambo said...

I agree, Healthy Heart Market is the best place for finding low or no sodium products. It can't be beat!

Thibeault's Table said...

Hi Sue, I saw a salt free recommendation on another website that I participate on. (Egullet). The person recommended Penzey’s salt-free Mural of Flavor and said that they love it and most of the 'salt-free' from Penzys. With all the homework you have done on salt free cooking, you are probably already aware of these products, but I thought, just in case, I would bring them to your attention.
~Ann

Thibeault's Table said...

Hi Sue, are you familiar with Penzey’s salt-free Mural of Flavor and Penzey's other salt-free spices? I saw a recommendation for the Mural of Flavor on another cooking forum that I participate on (Egullet). The person said that they love the Mural of Flavor and most of the other salt-free products from Penzey's. Just thought I would bring it to your attention,just in case you hadn't tried it yet.
~Ann

shambo said...

Ann, thanks for the comment. Yes, I've already discovered Penzey's Mural of Flavor. I order it regularly. The truth is that I first learned about Penzey's spices on the GardenWeb Cooking Forum. Since then, I think we've tried all their salt-free offerings. And Mural of Flavor is one of our favorites. Thanks again for thinking of me.

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for this blog! I am a young person who is generally healthy except for my blood pressure. And I love to cook and bake so weaving my way through the low/no sodium world was hard at first but I'm really getting a hold of it. I love fruits and vegetables thank god but it was everything else I was having a hard time with. I'm so grateful for your Amazon list and all your recipes.

SavingsBook Stephanie said...

I checked out your Amazon wish list and ordered some of the products u suggest. Also, I noticed u have several green salsa's on your list. I highly recommend Garlic Survival Co Tomatillo salsa that just blows me away. Available on HHM and Amazon. Better than any other salsa, even salsa that is loaded with sodium. Oh, 1 more must have is Jones Mock Salt, either regular or Southwest. Also on both sites. Thanks for great site and especially low sodium bread recipes!!

shambo said...

Stephanie, I wanted to let you know that after reading your glowing review, I ordered 2 jars of The Garlic Survival Company's Tomatillo Salsa. When they arrived, I immediately opened one jar, and my husband & I tasted it. You were absolutely right! It is truly delicious!

Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Anonymous said...

If you live in an area that has Kroger stores check out Kroger brand sandwich bread (Red bag flat top) only 170 mg in TWO (2) slices.

shambo said...

Thanks for that helpful tip. It's great to share good products when we come across them. We might not find the exact same thing, but we're encouraged to look for something similar. Thanks, again!

Aja said...

This is awesome! Thank you! My sister has a kidney disease and she has to be on an extremely low sodium diet. Your Amazon list is fantastic!!

shambo said...

SoCal, thanks for the heads up. It's always good to find new products to try.

Laraine Anne Barker said...

I hope I don't ever have to cook without salt. I'm only a very average cook (how can you get really good at doing something you do NOT like doing?) But I hate it when I'm served food I'm expected to salt myself. Roast potatoes are awful if they aren't cooked with the salt. And runner beans salted on the plate? Yuk! They need tossing to get the salt right through them.

But at least I know where to come now if I'm ever unfortunate enough to have to give up cooking with salt. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jim A. said...

I find that DelMonte Diced Tomatoes, Zesty Chili Style, 14.5 oz, with 380 mg Sodium per 1/2 cup, enhances the flavor of my tomato based soups and stews.

shambo said...

Laraine, thanks for your comments. There's no denying that food tastes differently without salt. Sometimes the absence isn't a big deal. Taste is very subjective, so what is unpalatable to one person may be perfectly fine for another. For example, my husband & I both enjoy roasted potatoes without any salt -- as long as they're roasted in unsalted butter or extra virgin olive oil. A sprinkling of freshly chopped herbs and garlic helps too.

Low sodium cooking is a challenge, but it's definitely possible to make good tasting, low sodium food.

shambo said...

Jim, I bet the zesty tomatoes do add some zing to your foods. I recently discovered Ro-Tel no salt added tomatoes. They're completely salt free but have all the other ingredients of original Ro-Tel tomatoes.