Ok, here's me again trying to hide nutrition in your food. This time by substituting FLAVOR for all the salt we all put in our food. According to a new survey, 71% of Americans still don’t know the recommended daily amount of salt intake (about one teaspoon!), with the average American consuming nearly double the suggested amount of salt per day. Yikes!
But, 61% of y'all have cut back on your salt intake. Good for you! My favorite way to do that in my kitchen is to add Mrs Dash to stuff instead of salt when I am cooking. Mrs Dash has quite a few different "flavors" that you can shake on food instead of salt and get alot more yum that adding salt, and you are keeping your sodium intake down! My favorite flavor of Mrs Dash is the Italian Medley. I'd describe it as a very flavorful blend of spices that can go either Italian-y or Greek in taste. Here's our favorite thing to do with Mrs Dash Italian Medley:
Summer Greek Side Salad:1 container of Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half2 cucumbers, peeled, de-seeded, cut into quarters, then cut into little chunks1 package of crumbled Feta Cheese2 tablespoons of Olive OilMrs Dash Italian Medley (to taste, add as much or as little as you want)Mix. Chill for a couple hours in your fridge. Serve with whatever you grilled tonight. Yum!
You can find more hints from Food Network’s Robin Miller (“Quick Fix Meals”) who is working with Mrs. Dash, for doing things a tad differently to reduce your sodium intake when you cook. Check those out here. You can also find more great recipes there, and on their Facebook page.
As far as trying Mrs. Dash yourself: Sign up for the Mrs Dash enewsletter, and you'll get special offers and news sent to your email box. And you should be able to find it in any grocery store.
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