August 26, 2010

Flavorful Low-Sodium Family Meals

Everyone knows in the United States we eat too much salt. I try to serve meals with less salt, or at least I try not to add salt. Decreasing salt in your foods doesn't have to mean decreasing taste or making the food bland and boring. There are many ways to jazz up your meals without using a lot of salt. Whether you use tricks like "oven frying" instead of deep frying, sauteing in low-sodium chicken broth instead of oil, or incorporating fun herbs and spices, like Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning blends into your dishes for extra flavor, you can make your family meals flavorful and appealing!

Mrs. Dash Low-Salt seasonings can help make food delicious, and you will never miss the salt. There are 15 flavors of Mrs. Dash® Salt-Free Seasoning Blends which add delicious taste to everything in your kitchen from seafood to salads, and always with no MSG. Each Mrs. Dash® Seasoning Blend adds unique flavor and is an all-natural blend of 14 natural herbs and spices.

I like Mrs. Dash® Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend. you can mix 2 tsp. with a large diced tomato, medium mango and small red onion for Mango Salsa. Add to ground beef or chicken to make taco or burrito meat.

It is great for:
• Salsa
• Chicken
• Fish
• Shrimp
• Meats
• Fruits
• Tacos
• Guacamole

Fiesta Lime Fajitas
3 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend
2 Tbsp oil, divided
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless beef sirloin, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
1 medium bell pepper (red and/or green), cut into thin strips
1/4 cup water
1.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat; cook for 3 minutes until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
2.In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes.
3.Return meat to skillet. Stir in water and Fiesta Lime Seasoning. Cook for 3 minutes until heated through.
4.Spoon into warm tortillas. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Fruity Spinach Salad Recipe
The perfect picnic pick that helps with the recommended daily allowance of 4 – 5 cups of fruits and vegetables. This sweet-yet-savory salad brings together fresh strawberries, kiwi and slivered almonds that’s light and flavorful. Toss with the homemade dressing, flavored with Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend.
1/3 lb. (165g) spinach leaves, washed
1/2 pt. (240mL) fresh strawberries, sliced
1 kiwi, sliced
1 Tbsp. (15mL) slivered almonds
1 tsp. (5mL) Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper
1 Tbsp. (15mL) SugarTwin® Granulated White
2 Tbsp. (30mL) vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. (30mL) rice vinegar
1.Place salad ingredients in attractive bowl.
2.Make dressing by mixing remaining ingredients together.
3.Toss spinach with dressing and serve immediately.

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