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Low-Sodium Recipes

Our savory and satisfying low-sodium diabetic recipes make limiting salt and sodium a snap. We specially picked these yummy meals with 140 mg of sodium or less per serving.

Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken

Marinating is a healthful way to add terrific flavor to foods without stocking up on sodium. This marinade features a mix of garlic, lemon, and herbs that works perfectly with the chicken.

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Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Generally made with flour tortillas, these low-sodium quesadillas offer white corn as an alternative.

Tip: Check out Mexican markets that sell homemade corn tortillas-the tortillas will be fresh and flavorful.

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Balsamic Chicken

A low-sodium rub seasoned with paprika, rosemary, and garlic gives this chicken lively flavor while a balsamic-vinegar drizzle adds subtle sweetness.

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Penne with Walnuts and Peppers

Just a sprinkling of walnuts lends crunch and flavor to this pasta dish without adding a lot of sodium, fat, or calories.

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Grilled Salmon Salad with Oil-Free Dressing

This guilt-free salad uses salad dressing made with low-fat fruit pectin rather than oil.

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Chili-Glazed Pork Roast

A simple rub gives this pork roast a wonderful flavor. The sugar caramelizes during roasting to create a sweet and savory glaze.

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Salmon and Spinach Salad with Flaxseed Dressing

This easy-to-fix main dish gets a triple star rating. It includes three pantry standouts--salmon, spinach, and flaxseeds.

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Baked Herb Salmon

Fresh herbs, such as the thyme sprinkled on this salmon, add no-calorie, no-sodium flavor.

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Baked Tomato and Okra

Although tomatoes and okra is a traditional Southern combo, this updated (and low-sodium) version packs extra flavor because it includes lima beans and is seasoned with tangy crushed red pepper.

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Pepper Pork Tamales

This low-sodium, low-cholesterol recipe calls for pork sirloin roast, peppers, and garlic. Bonus: Using lean pork loin instead of a shoulder helps cut the fat, too.

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Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

This low-sodium pork tenderloin is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and rosemary. It's brushed with a delicious balsamic glaze.

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Tex-Mex Chicken Tacos

The citrus fruits featured in this tangy, low-sodium marinade protect against cancer and heart disease because they're brimming with vitamin C.

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Orange and Rosemary Pork Chops

Orange juice, rosemary, Worcestershire-style marinade, olive oil, and molasses make a low-sodium marinade that keeps pork tender and flavorful.

Tip: Molasses comes in three strengths: Mild-flavor molasses is lightest in color, blackstrap is very dark--and very strong, and full-flavor is somewhere in the middle. For more molasses flavor, use the full-flavor or blackstrap variety in this recipe.

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Sea-and-Shore Kabobs

Pork and shrimp pair up for a skewered, low-sodium twist on surf and turf. The kabobs are brushed with a refreshing citrus glaze.

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