December 12, 2014

Party Trick: Peppy Chocomallow Bites

Okay, here’s the scene. You have a holiday potluck, party, cookie exchange, FILL IN THE BLANK BAKED GOOD FESTIVITY. And like me, you don’t have a “knack” for baking. Or an oven. Or flour. Or butter. Or time. Or FILL IN THE BLANK REASON FOR NOT BAKING. So what do you do? Showing up empty handed isn’t an option. Nor is buying pre-made treats as most cookies and muffins are filled with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. And really, whose that impressed by a box full or decorated sugar cookies? But do you know what is a solution? Marshmallows covered […]

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December 4, 2014

Sodium Girl’s Holiday Gift Guide

We are officially in the eye of the holiday storm. Party hopping, cookie decorating, and, best of all, PRESENT GIVING! It can get a little overwhelming. But that’s why I’m bringing back the gift guide. Three actually (plus some extras!), full of a few of my favorite things you’d find in my kitchen, my cupboard, and my purse. Because the holidays are the absolute best time to get everything you need for the best and tastiest low-sodium life. And give those you love the tools they need to eat well and be well, too. So let’s get started. And let’s talk about […]

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November 24, 2014

Roasted Lamb Thanksgiving Roundup

Alright friends. Get ready for a roundup of Thanksgiving dishes that is going to be bigger than last year’s 26-pound turkey. Hint: anytime you see anything bolded in orange, that is a link to a recipe or tips. So click away for total Thanksgiving domination. But before we jump into the lentil gravy boat (see how I did that?) and talk stuffing, sides, and other non-traditional dishes, let me say this about this year’s low-sodium holiday feast: break tradition. I give you permission. It’s the easiest way to free yourself from the salty brines and canned soups, and create a whole new […]

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November 13, 2014

Delicata Egg in a Hole

Welcome to squash season. I have a lot of exciting squash inspired makeovers for you. Mostly in latke form. But recently, while playing with my favorite of the winter produce — delicata — I was struck by a genius idea. Delicata Egg in a Hole. Now what’s the low-sodium issue with the classic recipe? Bread. Yes, you can always buy no-salt-added bread or even make your own loaf (using this amazing no-knead recipe, sans salt, from Mark Bittman). But for those times you cannot find low-so bread in your store or you don’t have the time to get covered in flour, […]

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November 12, 2014

Way to Well Tour: Part Two

So I did it. Sunday morning I stepped onto a really adorable blue and red bus. I met a bunch of friendly RDs and phlebotomists and pharmacists. I walked through a line of (painless! free!) tests. And I took my health into my own two hands by taking a moment to check in with my body and make sure all my numbers (blood pressure, blood/glucose level, and body mass index) were all in tip top shape. I also found out that my “health age” was a spry 18. And if that doesn’t make a mom of a two-year-old who sometimes eats skittles for […]

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October 31, 2014

Halloween Tricks and Treats

It is officially my favorite time of the year. Today I turn in round two of edits for the new low-sodium guide book (YES!) and I plan to celebrate with some apple cider, a big bowl of soup, and definitely a fistful or two of candy. But before you go bobbing for candy, check out these tips on keeping “healthy” during Halloween. I’m not talking about skipping the candy necessarily, but knowing where sodium may sneak into your sweets. And of course, some ideas of how to get that sugar rush without all the junk. Including this Chocolate Ginger Pomegranate […]

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October 30, 2014

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour

A personal chef and a personal trainer are not the only ways to personalize your health care. Just think about all the people surrounding you who keep you happy and strong. There are of course the doctors and the nutritionists. And maybe an acupuncturist or physical therapist. But don’t forget about the guy behind the butcher counter who helps you choose a lean cut of meat and then explains how to best cook it. That chef who constantly prepares colorful and flavorful low-sodium meals that make your friends jealous. The clerk at your local pharmacy who answers questions about medication even after the doctor office is closed. […]

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October 8, 2014

Jump for PlateJoy

Guys. What if I told you that with a click of a button, some of your favorite Sodium Girl recipes (and everything you need to make them) could magically land on your doorstep? Well I hope that your answer was an enthusiastic “HUZZAH,” because starting today, you can do exactly that. Thanks to PlateJoy! HUZZAH! For some of us, grocery shopping is our favorite part of the day (guilty as charged). But for many others, the hardest part of healthy eating and low-sodium cooking is the time it takes to get to the store, buy the right ingredients, and then get back home, where […]

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October 2, 2014

Pass the Dash

Mrs. Dash has been one of my BFF’s for a long time. She’s the original sodium girl, creating a range of colorful salt-free spice and herb blends that wake up, perk up, and heat up any recipe. But Mrs. Dash can be a bit modest and often hides in a spice rack or a spice drawer. Which is why, this week, I am so excited to bring her (FINALLY) to the dinner table and the spotlight. So without further ado, may I introduce to you the new MRS DASH TABLE BLENDS. A gorgeous line of classy glass bottles filled with finely ground spices and […]

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September 16, 2014

Whole Foods Market Hack Challenge

Yesterday I expressed my love (obsession) for Whole Foods Market. And today, I am going to show you — in great detail and delicious food — exactly why their store rocks my low-sodium world. As a part of the Whole Foods Market Hacks challenge, I was tasked with the task of creating TWO MEALS A DAY to feed the THREE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY all for $125. Or in other words roughly 42 PLATES OF FOOD FOR $3 DOLLARS EACH. Got that? And let’s be honest, while I keep to a strict low-sodium diet, I do not keep to small (slash: normal) portion sizes. Sometimes I eat steak the size of my […]

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