February 11, 2013

2013 Love Your Heart Recipe Rally

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Let’s begin with the facts and the numbers, because that’s always a very good place to start:

  • The recommended daily sodium intake for a healthy American is 2,300mg, which equals 1 teaspoon of salt
  • The recommended daily sodium intake for over 50% of adults (due to health problems, age, and other needs) is 1,500mg, which equals just over 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Nine out of 10 Americans (that’s 90%) eat almost double the recommended daily intake, averaging over 3,500mg per day (and if you really consider the soy-sauced sushi, chorizo burrito, and milk swamped cereal…that number climbs even higher and adds up quickly)
  • More than 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, which cost the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010
  • Over 75% of the high sodium consumption comes from processed foods
  • Most products, from bread to balsamic vinegar to tomato soup to even raw pork and poultry can range in sodium content due to ingredients used in preserving and processing
  • Many low-sodium and no-salt added products (pickles to potato chips) already exist and sit on major grocery store shelves (thank you, Whole Foods) ready for your snacking pleasure
  • Almost any recipe, sauce, or favorite dish can be made from scratch, approximated at home, with creative substitutions and no salt 
  • And today, a kick-ass group of Virtual Tastemakers have kicked the shaker to the side to make a bounty of low-sodium dishes just for you

For a third year in a row, all these statistics and numbers add up to one thing: the LOVE YOUR HEART RECIPE RALLY. A day when a group of salt-loving bloggers offer up their valuable web pages and agree to take on one of the greatest challenges for a cook: cut back on the salt. All were tasked with taking a favorite dish and transforming it into something low-sodium, without sacrificing look, flavor, or enjoyment. Giving all those other flavor-makers, from a squeeze of citrus to a sprinkling of spice, a chance to shine. And proving that low-sodium food needs no apologies, just second helpings.

But why did these healthy individuals take on such a challenge?

This month is Heart Health Month and today is the official release date of Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook. And while low-sodium diets definitely benefit those with health needs, remember: the average daily sodium intake for Americans age two years and older is more than DOUBLE the recommended level. So everyone can stand to cut back.

Plus, eating less sodium all boils to down to eating less processed foods. And that means eating whole foods and eating well. It means understanding what you’re putting in your mouth, stomach, and body. Taking time to look at labels. Showing your pepper and sweet potato respect by roasting them. Swapping convenience for cherished time at the stove. Inviting others to experiment and enjoy with you. And not being afraid to take an old recipe, twist it, and make it personal. On top of all that, low-sodium food, fueled by creativity, can be way more than just healthy food. It can be jaw-dropping delicious, inventive, and crave-worthy food that doesn’t just stand up to its salty counterparts, but potentially, outshines them.

That’s what the Love Your Heart Recipe Rally is all about. A group of amazing bloggers inspiring people to eat well and to feel well, one recipe at a time. Aren’t you excited?

But wait, it gets better. Because beyond these dishes, there is something else exciting. A chance to win your very own Vitamix — the sports car of blenders.

Why Vitamix? Because with its different blades and endless recipe ideas, you can create everything from salt-free soups to dips to spreads to breads in your home. It is a powerful tool of creativity and creation. And it not only allows you to take your low-sodium meals to the next level, but it makes cooking low-sodium food as easy as one, two, three, dishwasher. And you know this is something I adore.

So after you read all the salt-free recipes and you get motivated to make your own salt-free makeovers at home, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your very own blender of inspiration (aka Vitamix). The giveaway begins today, Tuesday, February 12th at 9:00AM PST. So when the clock strikes 9:00, simply follow instructions on the Rafflecopter Widget below to get started. There is a mandatory entry action which, once complete, will unlock EVEN MORE optional entry actions, each gaining you MORE chances to win. The giveaway will close on Monday February 18th, 2013 at 12:00AM PSTWinner be notified by email and announced on this blog and the Rafflecopter widget on Friday February 22nd. All rules and regulations can be found at the end of this post.

Now that we have all that covered, help me welcome this year’s Recipe Rally Participants. Show them some love with Tweets, Pins, Facebook messages, or just an old fashioned clap. They truly deserve it.

And with that…ready, set, RALLY!

Hogwash: Simple Smoky Roast Chicken

Blender Girl: Spiced Alkaline Sugar Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Recipe Girl: Sweet Potato Fries

The Healthy Apple: Apple Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait

Picky Palate: Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs

This Week For Dinner: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

With Style & Grace: Pistachio Broccoli Pesto Crusted Salmon (lovingly adapted from Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook)

Healthy Happy Life: Favorite Lemon Avocado Toast + Basil Pesto on Top 

The Tomato Tart: Heart Healthier Buffalo Chicken

Foodie Crush: Sweet and Spicy Popcorn.

Sodium Girl: Pigs in a Salt-Free Blanket

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Winner must be a US resident in order to win.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim prize before another winner is chosen. The name of the winner will be announced on SodiumGirl.com and the Rafflecopter Widget once the giveaway has closed. In the event the Sponsor (Vitamix) fails to send the prize, the Host (SodiumGirl.com) and all Participating Hosts (Participating Bloggers) will not to be held responsible or liable in any way. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Facebook. Complete terms and conditions can be found within Rafflecopter Giveaway Widge above and here.

Giveaway and photos provided by Vitamix. I, Sodium Girl, was provided a Vitamix product as part of the giveaway promotion, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Maria Tadic February 12, 2013 at 5:37 am

Those are some scary stats! I hope more people learn to flavor foods with herbs and spices! They really are wonderful!

saniel February 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

when does the giveaway begin??

jessg23 February 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

It has started!

Amy McFarlane February 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

Wonderful giveaway! Despite my healthy lifestyle I inherited high blood pressure, this website is extremely helpful for those on low salt diet.

taylor February 12, 2013 at 8:52 am

I want a makeover of vegetable soup!

Erin February 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

My grandma loves fried shrimp but is on a low sodium diet so I would say that!

Kimberly P. February 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

I would love to know how to make a good French fry minus the heavy salt!

Heather February 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

I’d like a makeover for gumbo or jambalaya.

natalie @ wee eats February 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

I would want to make over mongolian beef – so much sodium!

Nicole L February 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

I’d love to make over steak. Once my husband and I started eating less sodium due to his hypertension, I can hardly eat steak anymore. It’s been way too salty every time I”ve had it.

Melody February 12, 2013 at 9:01 am

All my soup recipes!

Rachel G. February 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

i love Shepherd’s Pie but it is high in sodium, this would be a great dish to desalt! :-)

Erica Nichols February 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

Great giveaway!

Molly February 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

Wow, this is really great! I hope I win!

Emily February 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

Woukf love to win!

Emily February 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

I want to make over veg barley soup

Jody February 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

I’d like a good selection of salad dressings that are low sodium or sodium-free. They always taste better with salt, it seems!

Tonya February 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

Fettucine alfredo– salty and fatty, but so good!

Melissa Liddell February 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

Salt and Vinegar chips!

Christina Oddy February 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

pasta sauce

Madison A. February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thank you for the interesting statistics! I am very shocked! I would love to make over the traditionally salty Potato chips.

The Healthy Apple February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

I LOVE YOU and so honored to be in this rally for you. So happy for your beautiful life and your health and to call you one of my best friends.
Love you always and forever (even without sodium)!
xoox
-Aims

Shanna February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

Homemade tortilla chips!

Karen Brady February 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

My roommate has a history of high cholesterol in her family, so I tend to add as little salt to foods I cook as possible. And we always buy low sodium. That’s one of the key things we look at on ingredient and nutrition labels.

Allison Laurenet February 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

This is awesome! Such a good reminder to cut back on salt intake!

Heather @ WhineCountryLiving.com February 12, 2013 at 9:21 am

Popcorn topping!

Carrie N February 12, 2013 at 9:21 am

I really wish there was a makeover for mac and cheese but i just don’t think it’s possible. I tried the cauliflower white sauce suggestion but it was not my thing. I haven’t got my copy of the cookbook yet so i am praying there is one in there.

Megan J February 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

I’d love to figure out how to make-over chinese take-out foods (esp. sesame chicken) without so much salt!

Andrea M February 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

I want a makeover of chili!

Holly Andrews February 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

I would like to make over my Gluten-Free Tator Tot Hotdish recipe!

Elizabeth February 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

Lasagna especially, but many Italian yummies have too much sodium for me these days. But I love Italian food!

sara February 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

I would want to make over tacos!

bettye rainwater February 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

Gosh, what *wouldn’t* I like to use less salt on? I ADORE salt. Salt is life. Sigh. But yeah, I should try a little less. I used to put tons of salt on meat – but I’ve recently adopted a vegan diet, and now…I find myself salting everything less. No meat, less to salt. Ooh, maybe baked potato? Buttery, sour-creamy (non-dairy), with scallions and SALT. And french fries. Hash browns. I see a theme here :-) POTATOES!

Robin February 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

Low sodium pickles and olives!

Trish B. February 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

I’d love a makeover on mashed potatoes – despite adding salt, they also seem to need more… why do potatoes do that?

Danika H February 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

tacos… i love tacos, tostadas, taco salad… but taco seasoning has so much sodium in it. i would love a recipe for a taco seasoning that tastes like tacos without the salt. thanks so much!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

I want a makeover of sesame chicken!

B February 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

French Fries

Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

I’d love a less saltier chili recipe!

Jacqui February 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

I would love to make over any kind of soup!! I hate how canned soups are so full of sodium, so I would love to change that!

Diana February 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

I would love to remake my soup recipes in low sodium – especially saurkraut soup!

wendy spencer February 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

How about egg salad?

Madeline February 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

Chicken Alfredo!

vaishali February 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

I want a makeover of asian stir frys.

Lauren L. February 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

Chicken Noodle Soup!

Hannah February 12, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’d like to makeover roasted veggies. I tend to oversalt for flavor…

Ashley February 12, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’d love a makeover mac & cheese!

Chelsea February 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would makeover a classic Chinese dish that I make: black bean ground beef and tofu over rice! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy Santa Ana February 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

I ‘d like to makeover my Pad Thai recipe. I use Tamari, which has less sodium, but then the flavor is lost.

Terry February 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

Mashed potatoes makeover

dlmasterson February 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

I would like to make over Chicken Chili Verde

Rachel February 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

I would make over mac and cheese

Dani February 12, 2013 at 9:55 am

Luckily with a vega, gluten free diet lowering sodium intake is not to difficult!

Becky February 12, 2013 at 9:58 am

Tomato soup!

Victoria February 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

Homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes. They always need so much salt to make them scrumdillicious.

June g. February 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

New to your site, very interesting!

Leslie February 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

Love those stats (even if they’re terrifying.) I want to make over a chow fun stir fry – Chinese stir fry dishes are way too salty!

Susan P February 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

A potatoe gratin recipe I made that uses canned soups and grated cheese. It’s yummy, but uses frozen potatoes too.

Tricia February 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

I learned that celery is the worst for sodium….it’s like a sponge that sops it up from the soil.

adina February 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

all my beloved soups!

Heather W S February 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

I’d love to have a low sodium Mexican dish

stacey sutherland February 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks for the facts! I don’t add salt to anything!!! I hardly ever use it

Vi February 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

I’d like to revamp most soups!

Betty N February 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

Stir frys that have soy sauce in them

Sami February 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

i JUST found your site and i’m in love with it already :) your story is amazing! i’ve got an aunt with lupus, so i realize what kind of struggles come with it! you’re inspiring <3

Susan February 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

I would love for you to makeover tamale. Thank you!

Jaclyn February 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

Wow. 1 tsp is the daily limit? That goes by fast! Nothing like cooking at home and controlling the salt content. I haven’t eaten olives in a long-long time because they’re so salty! Has anyone else figured out a way to use olives without killing our daily sodium content? Or is this just a lost cause?

Jenn Markerth February 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

I would love a less saltier french onion soup.

Heather McClees February 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

I definitely wish miso wasn’t so high in salt! I love it dearly but don’t buy it for the high sodium. Any chance of getting a miso low sodium soup recipe?:)

Allyson Reddy February 12, 2013 at 10:13 am

I’d makeover Vietnamese pho!!

Dee February 12, 2013 at 10:13 am

Can’t wait to try your buffalo chicken spice recipe!

Elaine R February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

I would like to make over fried chicken…usually has too much salt.

Lila February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

pizza :)

Jenn Edwards February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

I would like a baked potato make over!

rachel February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

oh so many soup recipes!

Jamie S February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Laura C. February 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

I would love to make over a chinese stir fry dish – maybe I’ll do that this weekend : )

Margaret M February 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

Potato Chips

Terry February 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

Shrimp scampi

Teresa Palmer February 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

I would love to find a makeover for pizza!

Amy February 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

Pasta sauce

Hananananah February 12, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’d makeover French Onion Soup

Tammy S February 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

Mongolian Beef

Kim W February 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

I would like to make a healthier, low-sodium version of chicken fried rice or any rendition of chinese fried rice (darn soy sauce is the high sodium culprit!)

Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run February 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

I would make over some asian dishes that call for waaaay too much salt

Keleigh February 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

Miso soup!

Jill W. February 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

Oh, man! Do I have to choose only one thing I’d make over!! Ok.. Let’s go with stir fry! On a night I need a quick easy dinner I take any veggies I have that need to be used. Mix up some soy sauce & honey with some noodles or rice. Easy Easy! BUT, between the salt/seasonings I use to just make the saute veggies, then the amount of soy sauce mixture it takes to get a good flavor is really depressing! Sometimes I’ll use a low sodium veggie bouillon, but those are hard to find around these parts!!

CT February 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

I would have to agree with the previous poster, tacos! We eat them often in our house and the seasoning is very high in sodium.

Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife February 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

Definitely potato chips or popcorn!!

Nicole Craig February 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

Fried chicken!

Ryan February 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

Mac & Cheese… and primarily any soup recipe. or Chinese… Pretty much wide open on this subject..lol

Kay B February 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

Stir Fry

Theresa February 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

I would love to makeover Taco seasoning!

Catherine February 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

Anything with buffalo/hot sauce – it’s got so much sodium! :(

Julia Molstead February 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

Great post! I feel like this is a topic that gets overlooked often. I have been lucky to be raised with the habit of never really adding salt to my meals, but sadly that is NOT the norm these days. So happy this giveaway led me to your site. :)

Tosha Jacobs February 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

I’m new to your site, thanks to Jenny @ Picky Palate! I came over to enter for the amazing giveaway & I’m pretty sure I’m hooked! With 3 small kids my husband and I are trying all kinds of healthier options! Thank you so much for all the amazing info!

Melissa February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

Chicken Adobo :)

Anna February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’ve tried to cut salt out completely, I’ve noticed that my food is slowly getting spicier with more use of the cayenne….

Christine February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

I recently started tracking my sodium intake and I was blown away by how much sodium there is in things I wouldn’t imagine! It’s made me way more aware of it. Like canned tomatoes and beans. The recipe I would like to makeover is chili, because when I make it I used a can of diced tomatoes, and a can each of black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans. Avoiding the canned stuff would greatly help reduce the sodium.

Linnea Gerspach February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

ORdered himilayan salt, should be fun to try!

Eileen Deliz February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’ve been making “the switch” since early January to help my husband reverse heart disease. Already, we have seen a marked difference in my husband’s health.

Trish February 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

Asian food!

Jenny W February 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

Macaroni and Cheese

TeJota February 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

I want to makeover oven fried and baked steak. Every recipe I encounter for this type of steak dish calls for copious amounts of salt.

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

Mac and cheese

Rebecca Wright February 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

I will admit, since I drink so much watch I never pay attention to sodium, but even though my blood pressure is low now, my family history says I should be watching it. Thanks for the wake up call!

megan February 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

in college, i may or may not have been known as “sally mcsodium”… okay, so i kind of have a salty palette. but i’m working on it! the dish that i would most like to make over is an individual “chicken” pot pie… not only because it was my most notoriously salt-heavy dish back in the day, but also because in the last few years my diet has become primarily plant-based, and i’d like to veganize this dish as well.

i’d LOVE to win the vitamix… my nut butter/flour and smoothie-making capacity would increase dramatically!!!

Stefanie February 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wonderful giveaway!

Jessica Sollenberger February 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

I would love to make over breakfast sausage!

Megan M February 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

Potato chips or french fries!

Pamela S February 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

I’d like a makeover of General Tso’s chicken. Thanks.

Angel February 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

Tomato Soup that tastes good without the added cream

Betsy R February 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

I would love to redo mac & cheese.

AniB February 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

My dad had high blood pressure, so I grew up with my mom cooking low sodium recipes. But I do put salt on my scrambled eggs and some types of potatoes (like french fries). Thanks for the generous opportunity!

Kyla February 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

I would love to see some soup recipes, and homemade potato chips!

paulina February 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

eggplant tacos!

Catie Avis February 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

I want to make over Mac and cheese!

sarah k @ the pajama chef February 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

any dish with soy sauce, like teriyaki chicken. even low sodium soy sauce is still super salty.

sharon February 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

I saw someone else posted this too! I would redo mac and cheese

Jen February 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

I always feel like I use so much salt in mashed potatoes.

Dodie Bacon February 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

I would love to make over cioppino!!

Tiffany February 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

I want to make over pizza

Erin February 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

Pasta dishes! Or popcorn. :)

Lauren February 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

Love this blog – heart health is so important!! I have high-normal BP due to a heart condition…low sodium recipes are the best! I’m always looking to expand dinner and soup recipes. Thanks for all the tips. :)

Dee S February 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

shrimp fried rice!

Manda February 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

Mashed potatoes!

Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 10:57 am

Popcorn. I would love to explore new ideas for topping popcorn. Lots of butter and salt is definitely not good for me or my kids.

cassie February 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

killer give-away! Fingers crossed

Karen Cox February 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

Chinese food!

MagPan February 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

I want to makeover lobster bisque!

Jamie February 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

Veggie soup!

zosia February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

mushroom soup!

Sara Stacy February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

I would love to make over a simple chicken noodle soup. If I don’t add tons of salt, it feels bland.

Emily February 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

Chicken & Veggie Fried Rice!

Ann February 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

Tortilla chips

Janine O February 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

Beef with broccoli!

georgia tallman February 12, 2013 at 11:06 am

Soups!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

I’d love for friend rice and stir fry to get a sodium makeover.

January February 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

I would like to makeover lasagna and vegetable soup!

Heather R February 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

any asian dish with soy sauce. we eat a lot of pink mineral salt around here which is so good for you but I cringe when I have to use a product to make a dish that already has the nasty white salt added in- especially in ounds like soy sauce.

Daija Heaton February 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

Wow! Those are some crazy stats. I had no idea about most of them. Thanks for sharing.

Diane February 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

Kung Pao Chicken please!

LeeAnn February 12, 2013 at 11:12 am

Taco filling.

Sarah February 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’d like to make over this chicken prosciutto dish that I make, but notice it requires a fair amount of salt to be flavorful, plus the salted prosciutto!

Sara L February 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

I would love to see a lower sodium version of Chicken and dumplings!

Sharnee February 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

Awesome Give Away!

Gwen February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Pizza

Bryn February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Chinese stir frys

Tami February 12, 2013 at 11:17 am

Homemade Tortilla Chips gets my vote! LOVE my chips ‘n salsa.

Patricia Harris February 12, 2013 at 11:18 am

I love that you’re posting all these recipes! Thank you!

cecelia p February 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

I’d like to makeover Tofu stirfry, ahh the salt kills it for me!

KATIE February 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

I adore soups but I always go so heavy on the salt! I want to play around more with strong spices and super flavorful veggies to cut down on the sodium.

Vanessa C. February 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

I would love to makeover chicken wings!

Athena R February 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

French onion soup

Jennifer M February 12, 2013 at 11:25 am

I would love a low salt makeover for shrimp and grits!

Michelle @ The Fresh Direction February 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

AMAZING giveaway – would love to see a low sodium homemade bread :)

Nadia Elgindy February 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

I would love to make over Chinese food! Love to eat it but the soy sauce is pure sodium!

Natalie S February 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

I want to make over salty vegetable soup!

Klarissa February 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

French Fries!

Sarah H. February 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

Oh man, I don’t know if I could pick just one thing, there is so much salt everywhere! There is nothing more satisfying than a salted caramel treat, if there were a way to mimic that without the salt I would be in trouble!

Kristie February 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

soups! most soups have so much sodium!

Mindy R February 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

I would love to make over some tasty french fries with alternatives to salt.

deb huffman February 12, 2013 at 11:48 am

love this

Kelly M February 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

I would love a makeover of Mexican chicken soup.

Courtney February 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

Thanks for all the info! Interesting facts!

Let’s figure out a way to take some of the sodium out of soups!

Natalie G. February 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

Stir fry dishes need a makeover!

DOnald February 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

How about a breakfast cereal alternative or make over, maybe some favorite sauces like ranch dressing or mayonnaise.

Julie February 12, 2013 at 11:59 am

beef jerky.

Kay Gee February 12, 2013 at 11:59 am

Soups have loads of salt. I would makeover soup

Vegiegail February 12, 2013 at 11:59 am

Low-sodium vegan “cheese” would be awesome!

Tina S February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Great Giveaway! Good luck to all!

Mels February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

what a fun giveaway! I don’t eat low-sodium for my heart, it’s for my kidney, but I love how reducing your sodium intake makes the flavor or food actually discernible!

Kristi February 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Soups…they tend to need to be salty to taste good but also tend to have a lot of salt in it…and chinese food probably…so bad but so yummy

Jen S. February 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I would love to see a makeover for fettucine alfredo with either an alternative to salt/butter or a way to cut down on it without sacrificing flavor!

Robin Bonvino February 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I would like to make over a salad dressing, full of flavor with less sodium.

Christin Attebury February 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Chicken noodle soup, is it really possible?

Katie February 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I would love to lower the salt in my Black Bean soup.

K Little February 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I would like to remake my 14-Day Sun Pickles with less salt!

Urban Wife February 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I’d love a makeover of Pad Thai that still tastes delicious!

stins February 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hmmm….I’d love to salt-free lasagna, nachos, minestrone, all kinds of things! Thanks so much for all the great low sodium recipes and advice.

Hillary February 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Asian food

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I would love to makeover a pot roast without having to use the cream of mushroom soup and the onion soup packet. So salty! Eww.

Jen Barga February 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Stir-fry. The soy sauce is out of control and even when you use the light sodium it’s still pretty high!

Anastasia Harvard February 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Big soft, fluffy pretzel with cheeeeeeeeese! Yummy salt-less makeover!

lindsey doepker February 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

love the recipe and like every one else love to win.

shannon barnett February 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Chinese food!!!

Helyn Dunn February 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I’d like to come up with a low-salt Teriyaki sauce!

Sarah Ann February 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Chips & fries!

keshakeke February 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I would love to makeover Chips and Cheese Dip

Devon February 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I would love to redo a soup! Most are filled with sodium!

Lanna February 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Makeover veg soup.

penny February 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I love to salt my papaya-lime bowl… some alternative to the salt is probably a good idea

Shellymurphy February 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I would love Alfredo sauce made over.

Margee February 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Definitely Chinese food.

Deepa February 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I would love to make over salted nuts such as ground nuts, pistachios etc.

Elizabeth C. February 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I would love a makeover of tomato soup. :)

Stef February 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Yikes! Can’t believe those numbers! Can’t wait to try some of your alternatives!

Mayela February 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I want a makeover of vegetable soup….

Tracey Hall February 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Just found your site – thanks for the giveaway opportunity :-)

Andrea Merrigan February 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I dont use a lot of salt in cooking as is, but a little sea salt is good for you. So I really do not have a recipe I would want to revamp from salt.

Amy Winthrop February 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I want to makeover taco soup (with or without meat). All the taco seasoning makes it too salty. But I’m not sure how to season it to get the same flavor without using taco seasoning packets.

Amy Kolasa February 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Chinese stir fry!

Umer Rock February 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

very nice tips i love it . :)

Ailene Z February 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thanks for the opportunity. I love to cook mexican food and my husband loves to cook asian food. Definitely need to work on alternatives.

Kris February 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I would love to make over beef and brocolli

Brittany February 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Tomato soup with grilled cheese would be nice to indulge in without the high sodium content. Or really any soup; pea soup is one of my favorites, but it’s loaded with sodium.

Bethany February 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Pretzels! I wish there was a way to add salt but not TOO much.

Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Hmmm…a makeover of vegetable soup would be great!

Nicole February 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I want to make over stir fry!

kayla February 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

makeover chinese food. I agree with using lower sodium soy sauce just doesn’t taste as good as regular

Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's February 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

There are tons of soups and stews out there that could use a soduim-reduction makeover! Chili may be at the top of that list.

Kimberly February 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Would love to see a makeover of pad see ew (not sure if I spelled that right)!

Jeffrey February 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

The first thing that comes to my mind is popcorn. It’s difficult to make a good batch without using a lot of salt.

Rachel February 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I’d love to makeover my stir-fried cabbage recipe. It has loads of soy sauce!

Kerry February 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I would love to make over fried rice! It just doesn’t taste the same without use salt or soy sauce, and even the low sodium soy sauce has an insane amount of sodium!

Julie February 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Would love to see an Alfredo pasta makeover. Would love to win a VitaMix too! :)

Tiffany February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

A really yummy homemade stir fry sauce =)

Sue McRae February 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I find stir-fry/asian dishes way too salty and would love some low sodium recipes.

Barbara February 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I would like to makeover potato dishes so that they don’t taste bland without salt

tori February 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm

miso soup or tortilla chips :D

Carol February 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Big-fat- soft-pretzels. The salt on the outside is the best part! What’s a good alternative?

Abby Mayer February 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Homemade pretzels sans salt!

Emily February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I want a remake of potato chips. Love them.

maribeth vagneur February 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Chinese food!!

Eileen February 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I would like to makeover tomato sauce!

Margaret February 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I would absolutely love a yummy makeover of my favorite comfort food….potato soup with dumplings! It is a childhood favorite that I have lived without since going low sodium.

Laura Delgado February 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I would love to have Chicken Noodle Soup transformed!

Caroline February 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I’d love to see a makeover for popcorn! It just never tastes as good without salt!

Sunny February 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I’d like to make my sour dough bread with no salt but tastes so flat!! Help!!
also egg salad….

cc February 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

tortilla soup!

Monique February 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Miso soup!

Michele February 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I’m thinking cashew chicken. Love it but don’t love the sodium!

veganinthemiddleofnowhere February 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Salt and vinegar chips were the first thing to pop into my head when I read that question of what I’d like to makeover. The salty goodness and acidic vinegar flavors are so good together! It would be nice to add in something like rosemary and garlic, or maybe a sweet golden balsamic and sundried tomato version of the classic potato chip sliced thin, baked up healthily and enjoyed with homemade hummus or all on their own. YUM!

Amanda February 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I have never liked the taste of salt. The only thing that I love it in is salt and vinegar chips.

Barbara February 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I would love to prepare soups with lower sodium. Thanks!!

Amy Reed February 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I would like to find a way to makeover anything “Buffalo” seasoning related – hot sauce, buffalo seasoning packets have SO much sodium in them!

michele February 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I would love to see a baked french fry or home made chip recipe without all the salt.

Keiza Lindsay February 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

My husband and I don’t add salt to most everything we cook, mostly because some of the ingredients already have salt in them like condensed soups, sauces, etc. I would love to figure out how to make good Chinese food without all the salt though. And I have a gigantic weakness for french fries….is there such a thing as reduced sodium fries???

Amber February 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I desperately need tortilla chips re-made with lower salt! (That will STILL taste good!)

Jennifer February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I have become addicted to air popped popcorn with coconut oil, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper and….Himalayan pink salt. I would loooove to find a substitution for that salt. It is really the only salty food I eat since I prepare my own fresh foods.

kari t February 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

any of our soups and chili

meg jones wall February 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

how can i pick just one?!? :) definitely mashed potatoes, eggs of all varieties, and soups. and chicken. and chili.

Katie Pauline February 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to find a really good homemade chip recipe, that way I wouldn’t have to get the salty ones from the store.

Judy February 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I’d love a remake of all those yummy Asian dishes with soy sauce, tamari, etc. that are LOADED with sodium!!

AmandaK February 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

makeover taco soup!

Rose K February 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I would like to makeover cucumber salad that requires salting to drain off the cucumber’s moisture.

sara February 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

i want to makeover a soup for sure!!

Jenny W. February 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I would love made over mac & cheese

Lisa February 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Definitely soups and chili!

Nicole February 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Oh man, I used to love love love my salt! Then I started to research and it is truly scary how much salt we consume without even realizing it! Now I try to substitute citrus for salt, but one dish that I would really like to make over is popcorn. It seems like even sweet popcorn recipes still need salt! Yikes!

Dottie Wagner February 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I would like a makeover of potato chips please!

Elizabeth @ the dapper paper co. February 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I think the saltiest thing I have had in a few years was Mongolian Beef, so Asian food in general with less sodium.

Yoon February 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I would makeover french fries!

Donna B February 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Because my lower/no sodium food search was started due to one of my 8yr old twin sons illness we would like to remake pizza & mac’n'cheese . what a great giveaway,thanks for a wonderful chance.

mason February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Stir fry…I always feel like the salt just adds up more and more as I cook and taste.

Donna February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thank you for all the great facts!

Britni Lauzon February 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Cheesy chicken spaghetti

Jacob February 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I would love to makeover a yummy gumbo.

Trista February 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Fried rice or lasagna

Tobie February 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Popcorn–

Kaoz Veidt February 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I would love to remake vegan vindaloo with low-sodium content! I absolutely love vindaloo! It isn’t by any means easy to make, but once you’re done, it is so worth it! Doing this dish with less sodium would make this amazing dish even better. Great blog, and great contest. Love it! :-)

I am blender-less right now and can’t afford to buy a replacement, so I foolishly have a lot of hope in this giveaway. Both my cheap blender and my food processor died last night when I was attempting to make a batch of pecan cheese. A big waste of food and very upsetting. I could never afford a Vitamix in my wildest dreams, but I want one so badly. I can’t even replace my broken appliances with more cheap ones, that’s how broke I am. :-/ I’m on a super tight food budget and having the freedom to make my food from scratch really would help me so much, monetarily and health-wise. Anyway, I have a lot of hope in this. Thanks for such a great blog and wonderful giveaway. :-)

Kim C February 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I’d love for French Onion soup to be made over!

Danielle L February 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

All my favorite asian recipes are so high in sodium its awful.

Ellen M. February 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I’d love a makeover for macaroni and cheese, and meatloaf – heavy comfort foods!

kfloveinme February 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I would makeover any chinese food!

Meghan-Rose February 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Yikes! Salt is scary. The sodium stats on easy Asian noodle meals always make me think twice about buying them. Hard to believe 1 tsp is all we’re supposed to have.

Marci Johnson February 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I would love to find a good BBQ dish that does not include salt. Fries… too.. of course. :)

Amy February 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Mashed potatoes! They are pretty much awful without salt!

Kelli February 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I want to make over every asian dish, mongolian beef! So good but its so salty!

Robin February 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm

vege soup

Audra February 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oh, I put sea salt on everything all the time! I use a lot of salt in my soups, so probably a good soup dish using different spices rather than salt to bring out the flavor.

Audrey February 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I would love to see more low-sodium snack foods like pretzels and chips.

Dawn February 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Chinese food

Christina February 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Chinese food please!

Kim @ livingdomestically February 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I would love to remake French Onion soup. I used to love it as a child and its way too salty for my adult taste.

Visiting from Picky Palate!

Carrie Timme February 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I would love to have a good lentil soup remade…Salt just makes it so yummy! I would love to see what alternatives could make it equally good!

Anna February 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I’d definitely make over fries and French Onion Soup. I recently stopped adding salt to my meals, which was a big step for me. I was refilling our salt shaker about once a month; I would even add more when no one was looking! 4 months have passed and I’m doing much better, and would love some low salt recipe make overs!

April February 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Korean soups are incredibly tasty and generally healthy, but they can be extremely salt heavy… I’d love to remake a low sodium kimchi cheegae!

Sarah February 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I would love a recipe for homemade low sodium crackers!! :)

ali February 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

i sooo neeed a vitamix!!!!! :) great giveaway, thanks!!

Heather Reed February 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Mexican food!! Love it all, but so much sodium!!

Kayla February 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I have been at war with salt for years…I actually don’t add any to anything I make.

But I really wish people who produce canned goods wouldn’t put so much salt in things like tomatoes and beans; they really don’t need them!

Sheila February 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I want a makeover of soy sauce! So many great recipes call for it.

nicki February 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

french fries!

MaryB February 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I would like to makeover some of my favorite Asian dishes that have too much sodium.

Jessica February 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I would love to makeover Japanese food!

Lauren February 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I’d make over salt and pepper fried shrimp. A Chinese favorite!

Kim February 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I’d love a low sodium stir-fry. With soy+miso, it really adds up quickly.

Marissa February 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I would love a low sodium salad dressing recipe! I just ran out of my store bought dressing and I’m thinking I want to try and make my own this time.

Katrina February 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I would love to makeover soft baked pretzels. The crunchy salt on top seems so crucial to the recipe!

Meister, The Nervous Cook February 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I admit I’m a salt fiend, but I would love to learn to live without it a little bit here and there. If there were a way to get a nice flavor on pretzels without too much salt, that would be great.

stacy February 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I would LOVE to makeover chips and salsa to a fresher, lower sodium snack. I could eat chips and salsa all day!

Natalie Gunnerson February 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I would like to do a makeover oh my soup recipes.

Kayla February 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

A dish I’d love to make without all the excess sodium would be mac and cheese. But how to accomplish this?

Carrie P. February 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

All my soup recipes!

Karen Lynch February 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Soups and Asian food.

Grace February 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I’d love to make a low sodium lasagna!

Corisa February 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Hibachi dinner ~!

Katherine February 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I would like to try to find a good chicken tortilla soup. Every one I’ve tried has been too salty for me!

Larissa Nez February 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I would love to have a stir fry remake!

DS February 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I would like to makeover chili and macaroni and cheese.

Sarah Kate February 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I would like to make over pot-stickers!

Melly February 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I would love to have chicken soup made over!

Kerry February 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I would love some soup recipes!

Avery @ YoungAspirations February 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Easily sushi.. well, really soy sauce. I love pretty much giving my sushi a soy sauce bath.. but I can’t help but think of all that sodium.. ick!

Stephanie P. February 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I’d love a lower salt version of salt and pepper shrimp.

Amanda Thompson February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Chicken and Dumplings please!

Marlies Hager February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

heuvos rancheros! also, salsa in general!

Dezi A February 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Hmm… I don’t use salt a lot and almost never add it from a shaker… but I do love chips! Can those ever be low sodium? ;) (And I don’t actually eat chips often cause I know I shouldn’t.)

Suzie February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Definitely soups, as most are way too high in sodium & don’t need to be–especially if you use fresh ingredients, they sing on their own!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Awesome giveaway! I would love to makeover french fries and be able to control the salt content, as well as the deep-frying aspect of it by baking it.

Kristen M. February 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I’ve noticed that my comfort foods could use a sodium makeover. For example, homemade chicken and dumplings.

Jennifer Gibson February 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I’d love to have an easy makeover for chili (or any soup that has a lot of beans from cans). I KNOW I can cook my own beans, but “ain’t nobody got time for that!” hahahaha!! Is there an easier way???

Nathalie February 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I agree with all of the soup comments – I’d like soup makeovers too. (vegetarian/vegan)

Amy February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I would love to make over my miso/thai stir-fry. I love miso, but it is a little too salty.

Hannah February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I really would like to make-over a savory Chinese dish. So many of them call for soy sauce/fish sauce or chili paste, etc. TONS of sodium in ALL of them.

troy ackley-teas February 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Split pea soup. I LOVE it but always feels it needs a ton of salt, I’d love to get a low-salt version to replace my doing that!

Deborah February 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

miso soup! the sodium content is insane!

Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I would love a French Onion Soup makeover! I prefer salty versions to sweet versions, so a makeover would be wonderful!!

Michelle February 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Oh, wow! Great question! I would definitely have to say my top three Asian would be miso soup, egg drop soup and fried rice… mmmmm… And top three Mexican would be pozole, chilaquiles, and enchiladas… mmmmmm… I’m hungry!! Lol

lisa s February 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Tacos!

Gail Lloyd February 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Definitely popcorn. It’s one thing I can’t seem to avoid putting salt on (too much salt!)

Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I would love a French Onion Soup makeover!!

Jessica Lodge February 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Macaroni & Cheese. How can you make it taste good without the high salt content from the cheese. Is it even possible?

Melissa February 12, 2013 at 11:56 pm

French onion soup

Patty Tang February 13, 2013 at 12:01 am

I would love to makeover vegan veggie lasagna! :)

Kim B February 13, 2013 at 12:04 am

I second cutting salt in soups!

Chantal H. February 13, 2013 at 12:15 am

Blackened chicken!!! I use a lot of salt on my chicken when I blacken it in the cast iron pan. Also I use salt on Kale chips and any sort of chips or crisps I make.

Sarah February 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

I would want to makeover Mac and Cheese!

ash February 13, 2013 at 12:36 am

I’d love a recipe makeover that lowers the salt on a soft pretzel!

Dorothy February 13, 2013 at 12:45 am

potato chips!!

i love reading your blog! my family has a history of high blood pressure, so it’s always fun learning new recipes from you!

Jill February 13, 2013 at 12:53 am

Anything chinese

Margot C February 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

Being a New Orleans girl I have already made of Gumbo with NO SALT – it’s better really.

Ozzie February 13, 2013 at 2:01 am

I want to makeover chips and salsa and corn chips using a dehydrator

Aurora Cracknell February 13, 2013 at 2:25 am

I would love to be able to make tasty low sodium chinse food. I know I have way too much salt with my food and really need to cut back this year.

Kristen February 13, 2013 at 2:41 am

I’d like to make over french onion soup.

Meghan February 13, 2013 at 2:52 am

I would love to makeover my favorite chinese stir-fry.

Cindy Brickley February 13, 2013 at 3:05 am

I have been making lots of homemade pretzels (like you get at the Mall), except instead of using all that salt on them I have been using Herbs. They taste even better than all that salt on them. I will have to Blog these!

Tricia L February 13, 2013 at 3:06 am

I would like a chicken alfredo makeover

Ericka G. February 13, 2013 at 3:34 am

I love soups – but some are just way too salty for my taste – I would love to reduce the sodium in a tomato basil soup.

Margie Visnick February 13, 2013 at 3:42 am

I am working on this myself-snacks need a sodium makeover as a whole!

Janet February 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

Pigs in a salt-free blanket

Christine February 13, 2013 at 4:07 am

I quit adding salt to my cooking years ago and add fresh herbs and minced or roasted garlic – makes any meal delicious!!

Kira February 13, 2013 at 4:19 am

I’d love to makeover a good veggie chili with a lot less salt

Joanne February 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

I would love to make soups with less salt

Ann K February 13, 2013 at 4:37 am

I now plan on revamping Pork Scaloppine

Barbara Crow February 13, 2013 at 4:51 am

Steamed Veggies

Chaundra Tatman-Ladd February 13, 2013 at 5:04 am

I wouId make over my daugher’s favorite potato soup. With all that chicken broth it has a lot of sodium.

kathy February 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

Thanks for the giveaway. I’d like to makeover sweet and sour chicken or other chinese meals.

Lorie February 13, 2013 at 5:17 am

Chicken marsala.

Jenny February 13, 2013 at 5:19 am

Love chicken noodle soup and lasagne, but not all of the sodium!

Carrie Kolb February 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

I would like to make over chips. Is there such thing as a healthy less salty chip?

Adrianne February 13, 2013 at 5:36 am

I would love to try making a low-sodium version of a lot of soups, French onion in particular! Soup typically seems to be so high in sodium, which is baaad because I make soup once or twice a week.

Joanie from nc February 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

Just a plain old tomato sandwich in the summer without having to use so much salt would be great!!!

Sara - Health & Wellness Coach February 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

I would love to figure out how to make sushi taste good but with less salt!

TC February 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Makeover mac and cheese? Probably not possible.

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

TC totally possible. There’s one in the cookbook but I’m also working on a “cheesier” version…

Sarah February 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

I’d like to make over dishes that use soy sauce – I’m on a low-tyramine diet and can’t eat aged or fermented foods.

NebraskaNancy February 13, 2013 at 6:08 am

I would love to makeover my broth based soup recipes!

Alexis February 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

I’d like to try making over oven fries.

Monchel February 13, 2013 at 6:18 am

I would love to make over the majority of Asian dishes. Soy sauce — even the low sodium variety — packs a lot of salt. Soy’s not that great either, for me.

Maria February 13, 2013 at 6:21 am

Definitely an Asian stir fry or yummy Asian sauce. That soy sauce sodium is scary…

Dana February 13, 2013 at 6:28 am

Make over stir fry!

Beverly February 13, 2013 at 6:30 am

I’d like to see a makeover of a bbq sauce (homemade) that wouldn’t be a plain dry rub. I like my wings and such nice and messy with a good bbq sauce but I know the bottled brands are loaded with sodium!

Holly February 13, 2013 at 6:31 am

Wow, so glad I found you (thanks @withstyleandgrace). So many heart issues in my family, but I’ve had a hard time giving up salt cause I’m already on a gf/df/sf diet and this girl needs some flavor. I would love to make over my asian dishes. Cutting gluten and soy has made flavoring stir fry a little difficult and I have relied on salt for that but I’d love to cut it out! :)

Shannon February 13, 2013 at 6:32 am

My son is big on Asian stir fries, would love to try to knock the sodium content down on those but maintain the flavor!

kenna February 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

I’d like to remake miso soup.

Anne February 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

I’d like to make over simple old macaroni and cheese. Between salting the pasta water, the saltiness of the cheese, and the salt in the white sauce, there’s a lot of sodium in there!

ashley ferguson February 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

I would like a makeover of mac and cheese!

cheree February 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

Gravy makeover- whit, brown, chicken you name it!

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Cheree – there’s a great mushroom gravy in the cookbook (POUTINE!) but here’s another idea: http://www.sodiumgirl.com/grateful-for-lentil-gravy/

Karen D February 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

sounds silly, but a lot of veggie burger recipes contain both salt and soy sauce, so I would like to see them with reduced sodium

Linds-E February 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

Homemade Tortilla Chips!

Kristina C February 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

Pulled pork!

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Kristina – orange whiskey pulled pork in the new cookbook!

Marie Mrozinski February 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

I love your blog! Great ideas!! :)

JT February 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

deep fried anything

Lindsay jenkins February 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

i would like to see a better no salt recipe for fried rice

jan February 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

all the meat RUB recipes I have need a makeover

Brandy H February 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

I would love to do a stew makeover to lower the sodium. Seems like everything I put in it is salted first. I’d prefer to get all my salk from Salted Caramels!!

Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!

Marisha February 13, 2013 at 7:46 am

Potatoes!! It’s so hard to make GREAT mashed potatoes without lots of salt.

Dena February 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

Believe it or not, many breads have tons of salt. I’d like to find a whole wheat bread recipe with less salt.

Karen February 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

I would say makeover for Asian food. Using low sodium soy sauce doesn’t really work!

Courtney Miller February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

I would love it if you could makeover homemade teriyaki sauce…I make it using low sodium soy sauce, but even the low sodium variety still has a TON of sodium in it! Is there maybe something else I could use as a substitute for teriyaki that doesn’t use soy sauce? Please help!

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Courtney! Check out these Tamarind “Teriyaki” Skewers from the cookbook http://www.lhj.com/blogs/ladieslounge/tag/sodium-girl/

Maria R February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

Would love to find a way to enjoy popcorn without salt! It’s my favorite topping — even prefer it over butter.

Ashley February 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

I would want to make over chicken noodle soup or any chinese dish with less salt!

Sheila Stringfield February 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

PIZZA remake, please!

Jill February 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

I love to makeover pizza as a very low or no-sodium recipe! Little by little I’m experimenting with the different ingredients of pizza to perfect a good tasting but good for you pizza!

Lauren February 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

Soups!!

irma February 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

chips for salsa

Kelli February 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

I want to make over tacos!

Michelle February 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

Definitely Chinese food!

Jennifer Grimm February 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

Stir-frys definitely!

Tina T February 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

I would makeover fried rice most definitely!!!

Evelyn R February 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

My favorite veggie soup

Kristin Hicks February 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

I’d like to make french fries less salty while keeping good taste!

Sandra H February 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

I love being able to use thing that I’ve grown like herbs and veggies. My girls love being a harvester. Thanks for the informative blog!

Laurie February 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

Tacos!

jamie February 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

I’d love to makeover my favorite soups! With ease. :)

Janelle February 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

How about a spinach artichoke dip? Super yummy, and I assume quite full of sodium.

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm
AniW February 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

Chicken noodle soup… Sooo good but only with lots of salt!

Billie Hunter February 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

I have been wanting to get my hands on a Vitamix for years now, so I am really excited about this giveaway. As an added bonus I’ve found a blog that can be of a great benefit to me and I look forward to reading up. Thanks!

Charity February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

Chinese food

Angeline Ungerer February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

This is hard for to say because unfortunately I love salt. So I guess if any recipe could be remade without it and still taste good, I would be all for it!

Ann M. February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

I agree with the stir fry suggestions.

Shari B. February 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

I want a makeover for roasted chicken.

Patricia February 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

Breads…without losing the flavor.

Michelle February 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

I too would love to see a taco make-over!

Anna February 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

I think a makeover set of salt-free seasoning blends would be awesome!

Meggan February 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

I always try different takes when it comes to meats and crockpot recipes. instead of adding salt and pepper i use adobo peppers, crushed red peppers or cumin!

Beth D. February 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

Fried rice please! :)

Rachel February 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

I love chinese food, but hate the high sodium. I always feel so horrible after eating it. I’d just like to know how to alter recipes to make lower sodium chinese.

Glenda February 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

I would love to know how to make Chinese restaurant dishes at home that are just as tasty but without the MSG and other unhealthy ingredients. One of my favorites is Chicken Lo Mein.

mary yosa February 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

Makeover spaghetti sauce!!

Michele R. February 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

I immediately thought of soup! Last week I had a very salty pea soup, yuck!

Katie W. February 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

Mac & cheese and mashed potatoes.

Amanda P February 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

I would make over a good use on anything pasta sauce.

Satkirtan February 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

Low sodium recipes are so needed in today’s society. Thank you!

Lauren February 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

Different kinds of meat!

AlisonB February 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

I would love to see a makeover of French Dip Sandwiches. :-)

jessg23 February 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Alison- that is so funny! I just made a vegan, salt-free French dip a week ago for a friend…recipe coming!

Suzze February 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

Mac & Cheese!

Diana Rees February 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

I would make over potato chips

Kelly Noyes February 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

I agree with chinese food, and anything with soy sauce! I love it, but feel like I need to chug water afterwards…

Cindy B. February 13, 2013 at 8:43 am

Make over stir-fry !!!

DanaD February 13, 2013 at 8:45 am

Chicken Noodle soup, always seems to be quite salty. It doesn’t need to be with plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables you are good to go.

Hannah February 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

I would love a taco-seasoning that lower in sodium but still tastes just as good!

Adell February 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

Pizza!! Great giveaway! I would LOVE a Vitamix :)

Molly February 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

I’d love to make over some potato chips.

Marie February 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

Great recipes and info! I’d love some low sodium pickles!

Nikki February 13, 2013 at 8:57 am

chinese food, friend rice.

Ted H. February 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

I have a lot of soup and stew recipes that I would like to make lower in sodium.

Andrea February 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

I’d love some reduced sodium soups and meats. I usually use vinegar for an extra flavoring but love other suggestions too.

Anja Burton February 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

Soups

Carol February 13, 2013 at 9:04 am

Family hates things like mushrooms, onions, peppers – got any makeovers that wouldn’t include these? :)

Blessie Nelson February 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

I wish pretzels can have a low sodium makeover!

Meghan McLeod February 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

I love these recipe sites and am so grateful you people that inspire are willing to sacrifice your time! Thank you!!

Jessica Stauber February 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

I would want to make over orange chicken or french fries!

Kyli Grenier February 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love that you make so many things healthier!! I would like a pinto bean slow cooker makeover. Most call for a lot of salt and I know it’s not that great for you. Thank you!! :)

Tracy February 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

pesto

Mary February 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

I have learn to eat my food just a la natural, we have both gotten use to it and now don’t add salt at the table anymore and I cut the salt in half when a recipe calls for it, or leave it out completely.

Gina February 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

chicken noodle soup—less salty but not bland!

Amy February 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

french fries and potato chips~2 of my faves but so salty!

Marilyn S February 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

taco soup

Laurie February 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

I just received your book and I can’t wait to get started making some of the recipes. My husband has been on a low sodium diet since having a heart attack two years ago. It hasn’t been easy for him nor for me as the cook. His running joke was “potato chips are a vegetable”. He still misses the salt but is getting better about reading the labels and making better choices.

Caitlyn Fritsche February 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

I’d like to makeover some soup recipes … Chicken Noodle, Beef Barley or Broccoli Cheese

Rena February 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

chicken pot pie

Krista February 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

I’d like to makeover potato chips somehow.

Eliza Klinger February 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

I want a makeover on mashed potatoes and clam chowder

Mai February 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’d like to makeover jambalaya.

Kristy Suter February 13, 2013 at 9:41 am

I would love some Spicy oriental chicken chinese recipe made over NUMMY

Elisha Pettit February 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

I love salt on my eggs … so, id love to know how to eat “salty” eggs without the salt!

Patty @ Vegetarian Recipes February 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

I would love to see a salt makeover with Chinese dishes. They have so much sodium in them – but I love them.

Kim February 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

french fries or potato chips

Lisa February 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

I LOVE chips and salsa- but chips can be so salty. I usually buy the unsalted ones from Trader Joe’s. I think the salsa tastes better…but would be nice if there were more options for unsalted chips…

Liddy February 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

I’d like a makeover for french onion soup.

Marissa February 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

Soups..its always a hard one but I’ve at least started with low sodium broth!

Andrea G February 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

Chinese stir-fry

Kyla February 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

Stiry-fry. I love soy sauce but don’t want all the extra sodium that comes with it.

Juli V February 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

I would love to make over mac and cheese.

Jan K February 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

I think I would like to makeover Stir Fry or General Tso’s Chicken.

Crystal Annett February 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

I would like a makover of Mexican food!

Kim Catapano February 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

I’m not of fan of extra salty foods so I make dishes that are low sodium but I would like to makeover my sister’s mashed potatoes. They are so good but loaded with butter and salt.

Debby G February 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

I would love to remake my soup recipes with less sodium.

Kim L. February 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

I don’t even know where my salt shaker is…. somewhere in the back of my cupboard? I really don’t like when people salt my food without even tasting it first! My kids tease me because I sprinkle hot pepper flakes on just about everything!

Yvette Novak February 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

I would like to make-over all the old favorites: Macaroni and Cheese,
Chicken and Dumplings, Spaghetti Sauce, etc.

Melissa February 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

I know you asked for a salty “dish”, but I am more interested in condiments and other staple foods!

Just to save my entry… Onion Soup =)

ashley February 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

I would like to makeover beef and broccoli!

Marci February 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

My family loves the slow cooked pot roast with onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup. I buy the low sodium soup, but the onion soup mix is loaded with salt. I’d love to know what you would substitute in it’s place. Thanks!

kim@hungryhealthygirl February 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

French Onion Soup!

Jennifer February 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

I would love an easy home makeover for Chinese food – it is loaded with sodium!

Rachel Moger February 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

Pasta Sauce!

Barbara Jacksier February 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

Veggie burritos with lots of melty cheese and spicy red sauce.

Laura in Texas February 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

King ranch chicken casserole

Elena February 13, 2013 at 11:09 am

I want a sodium rewrite of the really basic things- what do you do when a standard dish is usually flavored with some fresh ground sea salt and pepper, and nothing else?

Mindy February 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

Vegetable Soup. Seems silly it would be salty but to get the beefy flavor I add “better than boullion and it makes it a bit salty.

Nicole F. February 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

Either Asian stir-fries or Spanish dishes (the added cheese, salsa, and beans can be sodium overload!)

Brittany @ Barr & Table February 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

I would want to makeover Chinese food. The flavors are so good, but they’re always so high in sodium.

Lisa February 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

My mother has high bp and has to watch sodium intake which makes me at risk. Also
I have a little boy due in May and I want to make sure he is eating only the best foods from the beginning and to try and avoid giving him any processed foods. I know for a fact fact I over salt everything I think everything I cook needs a makeover my downfall is salted butter.

Taylor February 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I’m absolutely loving your site! My mom and I are always looking for ways to decrease our sodium intake because we always feel so icky and swollen after we eat high sodium foods!

Caroline L. February 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Chicken noodle soup!

Veronica February 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

pretzel pretzel pretzel

Rachel February 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to give veggie stir fry a makeover.

Andi February 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I would love a less-salty beef stroganoff! :)

Johanna February 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I would probably say oven fries or many of the soups & chilis I make. I am a horrible salter!!

Jen L February 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

My Tamale Casserole which uses at least 4 canned items – would like to use fresh ingredients instead

Lily February 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

My favorite salty foods are all pretty healthy, but if I had to pick one extreme indulgence, it would be mozzarella sticks!

Jennifer B. February 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Soups! It’s so hard to find soups that aren’t loaded with sodium.

Maria R. February 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I don’t know. I hate adding salt to anything.

Wild Child February 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Gluten free soy sauce! Soy sauce in general is supper high in sodium, but if you’re gluten free there is no “reduced sodium” option. Ugh…double whammy!

Lana February 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Stir-fry, definitely, could use a makeover:)

Jill February 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I would love to makeover restaurant style Chinese food!

Michelle S. February 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Makeover stovetop popcorn…. I add so much salt but it tastes so good!

Michelle Williams February 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I would love to make over enchiladas and other mexican dishes! I am your newest follower. I just returned home from the hospital where I was being treated for atrial fibrillation. I must change my habits!

Suzanne February 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I would like to makeover most Chinese dishes! I’m recently salt shaker-less and it seems most of the sauces used in Chinese dishes are super salty!

Diane February 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Soups..

Memoria February 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I’d like a makeover of spaghetti meat sauce.

Elizabeth February 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I’d love a low sodium, gluten free tamari alternative (I’d really love it if it were soy free, but that’s pushing my luck a bit I suspect).

-jc. February 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

vegan pizza! -what else???

Kris McCulloch February 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Would like an remake alternative to crispy, salty Fish Sticks! (Keeping the crunch, lessening the sodium!)

Also, a-LOT of ice creams contain high sodium contents, so a remake that is still creamy with taste would be nice! Thanks

Marlene February 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm

How about a tasty meatloaf recipe!

Soymoon February 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I ate salt-free for 2 years with no help1 It’s wonderful to find your book and recipes! Thanks so much for the ideas and flavors!

Troy Harrison February 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I would like to makeover Asian and Thai food. I just recently started a vegan plan. Hypertension and high blood sugar and I need to get this in control. I would love to get the vitamix, especially their vegatarian / vegan model you are giving away. I can’t afford one, but have been eyeing that model

Miranda February 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I would love to learn how to rescue bland soups without salt!

Shabooboo February 13, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Take-out style food. Sesame tofu definitely.

Michael Sandoval February 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I like your blog. I hate salt!

Angie t February 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Mexican food

Ellie Robinson February 13, 2013 at 6:52 pm

We don’t go out to eat much. I try to make all homemade with as few canned or boxed items. We eat lots of beans , potatoes , rice and veggies and I have the ability to control salt. My biggest problem is sweets, lol

Ashley R. February 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

We’re pretty good at watching our sodium intake…but I’d love to be able to cut out just a touch more from our homemade soups!

Rosie P. February 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I’m so glad I found this website. My mom suffers from hypertension and doesn’t quite know how to approach salt-free cooking, so I’ve taken it upon myself to help her. I would want to makeover my mom’s home cooking to start; once she knows how to eat her own foods without salt, she can apply it to any sort of cuisine. :)

Heather February 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Black bean soup

Juli February 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Red beans and rice with sausage – need the right seasoning combo so it doesn’t taste flat

ria rankine February 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

apple pumpkin yogurt parfait. like, seriously? it’s a dessert. no salt, more cloves, cinnamon, cardamom–all that good stuff.

Alycia February 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

My dad is a heart failure patient so my whole entire family pays attention to sodium, as everyone should!

Julie February 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I think soups for the most part, a good spicy chili that’s low on salt would be good!

Angela February 13, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Mmmm. Lasagna would probably be my top pick.

Ann Chen February 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

clam chowder

Ingrid February 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Chicken noodle soup

laura February 14, 2013 at 12:17 am

i’d make over french fries!

Stacey February 14, 2013 at 1:40 am

I am a condiment and finger food freak…. so I will say olives. I LOVE fresh olives, canned olives, black olives, kalamata olives….. you get the point, but… SO MUCH SALT! Thanks for this info:)

Jane February 14, 2013 at 4:12 am

any broth soups, gravies, or stir fry using soya sauce or oyster sauce

Michelle Bonham February 14, 2013 at 4:45 am

I’d love to makeover chips and salsa!

Joanna H. February 14, 2013 at 5:46 am

I’d love to learn how to transform macaroni and cheese into a sodium-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free dish with awesome texture and flavor!

teri pastorino February 14, 2013 at 5:52 am

when i crave something it is always salt
i would love some way to make a tasty snack that was salt like without all the sodium of chips

tasha rempel February 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

Hot sauce!!

sam February 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

A makeover for some healthy soup(s) would be nice, as many contain so much salt!

Julie February 14, 2013 at 7:59 am

I’d like to makeover dahl.

Laurie Terry February 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

Olive Tapenade

Jessica February 14, 2013 at 9:24 am

Awesome giveaway, I have my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed. I’m going to say I’d like to see french fries remade. :)

dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

Soups, I love them, but I can always tell after I eat them, how much salt was in them

Marta Shul February 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

Gosh, that would be the awesomest if I won!

Julie February 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

I try to eat low-sodium all the time. I use spices and especially love seasoning with garlic!

Kristen H February 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

I would LOVE to win the Vitamix to be able to experiment with new recipes and ways of flavoring recipes. A new year, a new me….wanting to get healthier and this would definitely help!

B February 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

I’d love a makeover of those salty nachos!

Betty Lynch February 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

sushi w/ soy sauce

Rebecca W February 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

I’d like to makeover stir-fries! Way too much sodium in soy sauce

Charlene Glover February 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Mexican chicken :) great giveaway! Would love to win

Beth Bowman February 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Does popcorn count?

Megan February 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I’d love to make over teriyaki sauce!

Jamie Stroupe February 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Saltine crackers that are also gluten free! Nothing like a good saltine in tomato soup or chili…miss them terribly since going GF and hard to find a good substitute!

Theresa J February 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I want to makeover fried rice

Alycia Reid February 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I would love to see a makeover of spaghetti sauce!! Would love LOVE a Vitamix to do so many things in the kitchen…thank you :)

CW February 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I would love to have a huge bowl of chicken and rolled dumplings like my momma used to make, but without the salt. I don’t think the same ‘taste’ can be achieved w/o the salt?

emily February 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

i would LOVE to make over any chinese food. mainly wonton soup. SO much sodium but SO GOOD.

tracy February 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I would learn how to make gluten free soups with less sodium.

Rachel Siegel February 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I would love to makeover jarred tomato sauce :)

jessg23 February 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

Rachel, there are actually a ton now in stores with no-salt added! But I also have a recipe for homemade tomato sauce in the new cookbook. Check it out!

Dawn L February 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I would love to make over any kind of Chinese food they all seem to be so salty I have made some dishes at home and even added more spices and hot sauces to make the dish more flavorful without adding a lot of salt. It just doesn’t taste the same

Tonya F. February 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Fried Chicken! It’s usually too much or not enough salt!

mandy February 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

garlic pickles

(I adore salt. Couldn’t care less about sweets, but give me something salty and crunchy, and it’s trouble!)

Allan Stroupe February 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Would love to have a Vitamix to help cut out the salt and make fresh dishes since I was recently diagnosed with cancer–everything I eat is changing!

Desirae Bradbury February 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I’d do a makeover on fettuccine alfredo.

Tracy February 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

If I could make a potato chip as good as Old Dutch Originals with less salt (and fat, frankly), I’d be in heaven.

Heather Spooner February 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I’d like to makeover chicken pot pie. Thank you!

Sarah February 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Chinese food! How do you get the flavor of the soy sauce without adding all that sodium?

Joy February 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Scary stuff! I don’t even like extra salt on anything but I know my sodium intake is higher than it should be.

Kate O February 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I love Indian Food! I would love to make my favorite dishes at home with less sodium.

Emali February 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Fried rice!

Janice February 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm

My Chinese stir fry that uses a lot of salty soy sauce.

nancy February 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

would love to see more option in reduce sodium chips! sometime you just like a snack and dont want all that salt!…espceally corn chips!!

Megan Flowers February 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Best giveaway EVER!!

Kelsey LaPaglia February 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I’d makeover chicken noodle soup. The comfort food we all reach for when we’re sick needs a sodium overhaul!

Jenna February 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I would love to see chinese orange chicken done without so much salt… I eat it and then I’m carrying bloat/water weight for the next 2 days. :(

jessg23 February 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

Jenna! It’s in the new cookbook. Check it out!

Jeremy February 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Stir Fry. Please and thank you.

Sharon @ BigCityVegan February 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Well it’s not so much a dish. Condiments are where it’s at for me, so I’d say hoisin sauce, and now I’m thinking about a good old-fashioned traditional stir fry, so let’s say that too. :) Great post and giveaway! Love the team work from such an esteemed group of bloggers!

Faith February 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I would make over fried rice.

jjmcgaffey February 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Don’t know. The salty food I’m occasionally addicted to is potato chips – but I’ve tried salt-free ones and they taste awful – bland and oily. I eat homemade oven fries instead – I posted the recipe over on RecipeGirl’s blog (http://www.recipegirl.com/2013/02/12/sweet-potato-fries-vitamix-giveaway/#comment-112611). Soup, maybe – amazing how much salt there is in some lentil soup recipes. And I’d _love_ to have a Vitamix, for soup and other things – my parents have one and it’s amazing.

Nel February 15, 2013 at 1:49 am

makeover of salty french fries

Carol Gonzales February 15, 2013 at 2:28 am

I’d have to say homemade soup.

Erin February 15, 2013 at 4:34 am

I would love to make over homemade tomato sauce. I find that I have to put in a lot of salt and sugar to make it taste good. Also, I would love to make over chinese food!

Amy February 15, 2013 at 6:33 am

Quote: Almost any recipe, sauce, or favorite dish can be made from scratch, approximated at home, with creative substitutions and no salt
This so very true, but few people want try unfortunately until something medical happens.
Thank you for the facts that you included in the post.

Erin T February 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

Most soup recipes, and a lot of chinese dishes. Would love to be able to make more low sodium sauces!

Kirsten February 15, 2013 at 7:03 am

My broccoli cheddar soup. I was stunned to find out how much sodium is in it.

Dee Parker February 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

I don’t like the taste of salt, so I don’t use much of it. But potatoes in general, and mashed pots in particular seem to require huge spoonfuls of the stuff to make it palatable.

jill_r February 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

I agree about switching up my favorite Chinese dishes!

Chely February 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

I would love to make over either miso, soy sauce or taco seasoning. I recognize that I am somewhat addicted to salt.

heather February 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

I’d makeover chili

Christina V February 15, 2013 at 8:59 am

I grew up in Trxas and we love our chips and salsa! I would love to make them over to cut down on sodium, and the bloating that comes along with it :(

Crisi Ellsworth February 15, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’d love to do a salt free version of Chicken Pot Pie

pamela February 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

I would love to have a remake of fried rice!

jazz February 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

I would makeover clam chowder or miso soup.

Michele West February 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

I would make over our roasted sweet potatoes! I throw a bit too much kosher salt in and then add more when they are out of the oven.

shirley nielsen February 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

Would love to win a VitaMix!!! And Love your recipes!!

Jessica February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

The previous comments have pretty much covered all of the dishes that could use makeovers. Foods or dishes that I find are hard to eat without salt: potatoes, rice, and soup, but adding spices helps a lot.

Kim M February 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

Potato soup…It’s just so bland without salt. ;)

Ahelly Sterling February 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

I rarely use salt at home. I wish there was a better alternative for movie theater pop orn.

Christina February 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

I would love to see salad dressing made over.

Abigail Vinton February 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

I would love to make a good Chinese broth using less salt. For some reason everytime I try, it just doesn’t taste right. Any tips?

amelia s-a February 15, 2013 at 10:14 am

onion rings!

Terri Cole February 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

Here’s another vote for french fires!

Jessica February 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

From the time I was a little girl, mashed potatoes have been one of my favorite foods. As of late, I have been trying to greatly reduce the amount of dairy products I consume, so I tried tweaking the recipe my dad taught me (lots of butter and sour cream). Then, however, I ended up adding a lot more salt and pepper to give it flavor. I would love a recipe to de-salt and de-dairy mashed potatoes!

M. S. February 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

Grilled hot dogs!

Robin Schade February 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

Pickles, I adore them…but not the salt!

Jennifer February 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I would make over fried rice!

Ruth February 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I would love to have a makeover for truly salt free soy sauce or Thai seasoning sauces.

Sarah darby February 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

What a great cookbook. Yummy food made better for you. I like that!

Peter February 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for all the great information and the contest. Would like a miso soup make-over

Marcia Snapp February 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Jambalaya would be a dish that I would like to make over!

Ann February 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

makeover aminos so the sodium content is lower.

nosogirl February 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

i’d like to make over scalloped potatoes

Erin February 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

french fries

Nikki | Days With Us February 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Hi. Great blog and very informative post. I would love to make over olive tapenade. I use it to marinade chicken but it is so incredibly salty. Any suggestions on how I could make my own instead of buying it? Thank you.

Alice February 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I would love to make over macaroni & cheese and have it taste good. I’ve gotten pretty good at low fat & very low salt cooking with lots of herbs, spices, citrus, etc., but mac & cheese is tough! Sodium Girl, you’ve been an inspiration! When my husband had to go on a no-salt diet before heart surgery, you helped make it possible and kept me from going nuts!

Denise McDowell February 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Chicken Noodle Soup

Gretchen W February 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I would love to make a low-sodium version of homemade soft pretzels!

Mara February 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Chicken noodle soup!

Carrie February 16, 2013 at 5:20 am

I use a lot of soy sauce or vinegars in recipes. Are there substitutions that are similar in flavor so I am using less salt?

Melinda February 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

Soups, french fries, pizza, or anything Italian (esp. my fave Eggplant parmigiana)!

brittany February 16, 2013 at 7:05 am

I would love to make over soups and chili. I love using herbs and spices, but it is hard to get the flavors that develop when you add salt, without increasing the sodium to a ridiculous amount!

Carrie Hughes February 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

Definitely soup! Also some stir fry recipes too!

Jill K. February 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

I would love to have a less salty, but still tasty, seasoning mix for ramen noodles. I’ve been out of college for over twenty years, but I still love those things.

paige greiner February 16, 2013 at 7:43 am

lovely blog! I’m going to share this with my fellow dietitians at work :)

jeeun February 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

clam chowder–soups in general. luv soups!

Lori Williams February 16, 2013 at 7:49 am

I want a makeover for Onion Soup with cheese covered French bread.

Charisma February 16, 2013 at 7:50 am

I am a serious salt aholic…my grandmother’s fault completely…lol. Any ideas that would make food still taste flavorful without salt are good ones for me : )

Colleen February 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

How about low-salt French onion soup?

Jennilee Hogancamp February 16, 2013 at 8:02 am

I am new to your website. Amie from the Healthy Apple sent me :-)

Georgianna Wilson February 16, 2013 at 8:15 am

I’d like a make-over of guacamole. It always seems hard to get the right taste if you don’t add quite a bit of salt.

Amy February 16, 2013 at 8:29 am

I am always looking for healthier versions of popular dishes. I have a couple personal chef clients that will love the Buffalo Chicken recipe.

Karin February 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

Anything Chinese!

Candy February 16, 2013 at 10:49 am

Would love to make over Mongolian chicken.

Andrea February 16, 2013 at 11:51 am

I’d like to have some yummy Asian dishes made over, as well as homemade french fries. It’s hard to not put a lot of sea salt on my fries!

Robin February 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Popcorn — maybe not!

tammy February 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

love your site :)

Teresa February 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I love corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day, but it would be great to have a lower sodium made over version of it!

EB February 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Maybe I’m asking for the impossible but is there any way to make over Salt and vinegar fries?

AppleTree February 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Soups. We use way too much salt in soups at my house.

Ellen February 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Those baked potatoes like they make at Outback Steakhouse. How could you get that delicious crustiness and flavor without the salt?

Jackie Martin February 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I would love a makeover of our beloved Pizza!

Janet February 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I love adding red pepper flakes or even a bit of cayenne to anything and it has no need for salt!

Katrina February 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I love adding vinegar!!

Rachel February 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

PLEASE make over savory soft pretzels. I love them so much and the coarse ground salt is what seems to make it.

Samantha L. February 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Mongolian beef

PJ February 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I agree with Chely’s idea of making over soy sauce – even the low sodium varieties have too much for my doctor to be happy with me!

Terra February 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I love salty foods! I’m always looking for an alternative but it has to taste good!

Jimmy Arcade February 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I would love to give my teriyaki salmon a makeover, with a reduced sodium version!

Erica February 16, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Potato chips – thanks!

Lynn February 17, 2013 at 6:04 am

I’d love to learn how to make over corned beef and cabbage. This is one of my family’s favorite meals for St. Patrick’s Day, which is just around the corner, and I’d love to learn how to do it in a tasty meatless way!

Anne February 17, 2013 at 6:59 am

Tacos! Once I realized that I didn’t have to rely on packaged taco seasoning, our Mexican night dinners got better. (duh…) Thanks!

heather February 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

I would love to makeover canned tomato soup–I love that flavor, but not the salt. Thanks for sharing all the statistics, really eye-opening!

Linda S. February 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

I would love to makeover sausage…and make it healthy and vegan too….if it’s possible!

Stephanie February 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

Any Chinese recipes are a big need in our house. My husband shouldn’t have salt, but he is addicted to Chinese food!

Marcia S February 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

I would love to makeover my pasta. I have to have salt to eat it but I would like to try something different.

Lynan February 17, 2013 at 8:52 am

Thank you for these facts! Super enlightening, I will be sharing them with my friends :)

Amy Booth February 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Don February 17, 2013 at 9:14 am

I don’t THINK I make too many salty dishes… but I’ll bet I do… I have a lot of reading to do! Thanks for your site!

Ana February 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

Most of the chinese dishes.

Terri February 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

Need a remake of my mom’s country fried steak recipe.

Mindy February 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

I love anything Asian, but with the soy sauce, it is so salty. I would love to make-over anything Asian:)

Kristel February 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

I’d love to find more flavors for popcorn.

Rebecca February 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

Enchiladas.

Dana February 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

Pasta sauce!

Rebecca February 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

Enchiladas!

Karin H February 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

Would love to win!!

Rebecca February 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’d love to re-do soups! ANY KIND, but especially tomato & broccoli and cheese – two of my favorites.

There’s a ton of hidden salt in those, but it makes the flavor really stand out!

Jackie February 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

Anything with potatoes, I always use so much salt with them!

Kris February 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

Chinese dish!

Ana February 17, 2013 at 11:18 am

Roasted potatoes! It seems like potato dishes are the hardest to make over because they seem to scream for salt…
Ana

page white February 17, 2013 at 11:23 am

miso soup

Sherri February 17, 2013 at 11:42 am

Would love to have low sodium versions of most Chinese food…

Colleen February 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I would love to see a makeover of Chicken Cordon Bleu. Yhanks for the give away and also for helping all of us that need low sodium diets.

Mary February 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Love to see salt and vinegar chips!

Skye February 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I actually had no idea about how much sodium was in some of those foods you mentioned… wow. I would love to see a soup makeover, those are always absurdly salty!! And thanks for throwing this giveaway, the Vitamix has always been something I’ve wanted for cooking/baking <3

Mandy February 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I would love to see a low sodium taco seasoning.

Mel G. February 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Kalua pork!

Abby February 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Pad Thai all the way!

Barb K February 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I would like to make over Vegetable Soup. Sometimes to salty.

Melissa February 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Chicken n’ dumplins (homemade)

Sonja February 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Is it too much to ask for a makeover of the classic salt-and-vinegar flavor? Man I’m addicted to it! Love salt-n-vinegar chickpeas, or salty fries/chips with vinegar, and occasionally potato chips

Allyson Reddy February 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I would love to make over Pad Thai!

Michelle February 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I love adding soy sauce to my dishes, and I buy a reduced sodium kind, but it’s still very high in sodium. So I would most want to have either a substitute or a way to cut it in half with another seasoning to use in my dishes. I recently started mixing my fried rice recipe to use less soy sauce by adding in sriracha sauce. The spiciness helps distract me from the smaller amount of soy sauce.

Nancy Long February 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

we have been trying to cut salt for years – hubby has BP problems. When I do use use, usually Kosher

Kris February 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Chili!

Chloie F. February 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I would love to makeover soy sauce, potato chips, and bacon!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More February 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Would love to makeover my favorite Mexican enchilada dish!

Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily February 17, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Potato chips!!!! ;)

Ashley P February 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I love finding new ways to make Chinese food without all the added salt.

alexandra day February 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Not much of a salt eater, but there are a few things I can’t or could not live without. There are my mashed potatoes and grits. I have found that putting cayanne pepper in my grits will do in place of the salt. But the mashed potatoes I still need lots of salt and butter. I would to find a way to eat them that I liked without so much of either butter or salt ( which the butter adds more salt).

Michele February 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I would like a make over for minestrone soup.

Melissa February 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

My daughter has a kidney condition and salt is obviously a big no no for her, so I would love to see her favorite condiment made over – ketchup, the one that we have found that has zero sodium also has zero flavor. I would love to give her something tasty that is also good for her. By the way, she is 3 so being able to dunk her foods is very important to her at this age.

melissa February 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Veggies.

Erin from Long Island February 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

pickles

John March 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Wow, this is a great give-away. I hope I win!

dana dcosta March 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Wow Interesting!!!

Shastay April 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I read somebody in the comments section asking about ways to eat healthier popcorn. I would love to find more about that as well because every time that I make it, it ends up being a bomb of salt and butter. What are some healthier topping alternatives for giving flavor to my popcorn? There has got to be a better way to eat this popular snack!

jessg23 April 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

ANY SPICES! Try cumin and curry. Or dried dill and salt-free garlic. If you like spice, try a pinch of cayenne. Or for something sweet, use some cinnamon and sugar!

Sally April 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

One way to cut back on sodium intake would be to use a potassium salt instead of a sodium salt. Another way would be to exercise to the point of a heavy sweat. Since you lose sodium when you sweat, you can counteract a higher sodium intake with exercise.

jessg23 April 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

Just a word of warning: those on certain medications or with heart or kidney disease must watch their potassium intake as well. SO for these folks, salt-substitutes (which use potassium salt) is also something to watch out for.

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