We have a friend who is in need of a liver transplant and because of his health issues cannot have any salt whatsoever. I wanted to do something nice for him and make him some food. Maybe a dinner or two. Does anyone have any NO salt recipes?
My grandma was put on a NO SALT diet so I have some tips:
Mrs. Dash seasonings are NO sodium so my grandma used those to help replace the taste of salt. It's not the same, but helps! (my mom says that for sure the Table Blend is, that what she had in the cabinet, but she's pretty sure they all are)
Pasta has no salt, so you can make home made sauce and do that. You can add things like fresh garlic, fresh basil, fresh oregano, fresh onions, wine and that will help flavor it up.
Another big one my grandma would do would be veggie soup. Just lots of veggies, you can find a beef stock with no salt and go from there.
It's hard to find good tasting recipes with out salt, I don't have anything direct but my mom was saying that with my grandma would be heavy on other flavors to make up for the lack of salt.
Hopefully there are a few people around who might have actual recipes for you.
Thank you for the tips. I remembered I had a recipe for split pea soup that is awesome IMO. I've never been able to make good split pea soup before making this recipe and there is no salt and no meat (I read something that said liver patients shouldn't have a lot of meat and especially cured meat like ham or bacon). So I'm going to make this for him.
I had bad problems with my feet swelling during my last pregnancy and the doctors told me to cut salt. I found this impossible as I also had GD and I felt like I couldn't eat anything. But I came across this website and it looks promising: http://www.cooking-for-compliments.com/
I have to reduce my salt intake as well. I make my own pasta sauce. I use 2 cans of diced tomatoes (no salt or low sodium), cut up various veggies (green pepper, zucchini, onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms), 2 cloves of garlic, Italian seasoning, 2 pkts of Stevia (I find homemade pasta sauce a bit bitter and because I also don't eat sugar I find the Stevia great!), simmer until thickened. My family actually prefers my homemade sauce over jarred store bought. I season my food with Mrs Dash, or Clubhouse no salt, and if you are Canadian you can use Epicure products as they are also salt free. I make my own salad dressing. I use a bit of olive oil, crushed garlic, bit of dijon mustard, oregano, pepper, and some lemon juice. It's very yummy. Hope this helps.
I've been trying to cut back on my sodium after realizing just how much is hidden in the food that I eat, and I've found this website to be useful: http://dontsalt.blogspot.com/ It has recipes, product suggestions, etc. Hope it helps!