Lower your sodium intake using homemade seasonings
Did you know?
- Sodium is a part of salt. It is a nutrient used for preserving foods. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure.
- Sometimes foods that don’t taste salty can be surprisingly high in sodium, like bread or bagels.
- Ready-made, packaged seasonings can be very high in sodium.
- 1 Tablespoon of Maggi seasoning has almost the entire amount of sodium recommended for Americans to eat for the whole day.
- The serving size of Goya Adobo is 1/4 of a teaspoon, which is about the size of a nickel.
- Check the Nutrition Facts Label for sodium and the serving size.
Try these easy seasoning swaps instead:
- Blend herbs, garlic, lemon and olive oil for a flavorful dressing or marinade.
- Check the ingredient list of your favorite, store-bought seasonings. Try making a low-salt version at home.
- Try adding chicken, beef, or vegetable stock as a tasty addition that can add depth to many recipes.
- Add spice and heat to a dish to increase flavor of low sodium recipes – just be sure to measure!
- Measure portion sizes of seasonings. It’s good to practice with a measuring spoon first so you can learn how to eyeball a serving.
How to Make Homemade Adobo
(Makes 1 small jar)
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- Pour all seasonings into a mixing bowl.
- Mix ingredients well.
- Pour into a small jar. Use it for marinades, soups and any of your favorite dishes!