While salt is necessary for your body to function, too much can increase blood pressure. You’re also at a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. To make things worse, it’s surprisingly easy to surpass the recommended limit of 5g or 1 teaspoon of salt per day because of how much salt is in your food. Fortunately, you can control your intake by preparing your meals.
5 Tasty Low-Salt Recipes
1. Pork Kabobs
2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 small white onions, halved
8 cherry tomatoes
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt & pepper to taste
- In a shallow dish, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Add pork and turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
- Alternate pork, onions, tomatoes, and peppers on 8 metal or soaked wooden skewers.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat until meat juices run clear, 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally.
2. Turkey Burgers
1lb 2oz turkey breast mince
1 red onion, coarsely grated
1 small courgette, coarsely grated
1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mixed herbs (for example parsley, oregano, and thyme or coriander)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp sunflower oil, for brushing
- Place all ingredients, except sunflower oil, in a large bowl and mix together. Shape mixture into 8 round flat burgers, each about ⅝ in thick. Place burgers on a plate, cover with cling film, and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill to high.
- Lightly brush burgers all over with sunflower oil. Place on rack in a grill pan for 15-20 minutes, until burgers are