American Heart Association Low-salt Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2006 - Cooking - 329 pages
This revised and expanded third edition of theAmerican Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbookis an indispensable resource for sodium-watchers.

The statistics are in—65 million Americans have high blood pressure, and nearly 5 million suffer from congestive heart failure. Whether you have these health problems now or want to avoid having them in the future, keeping your sodium intake low is one of the best ways to help your heart.

The human body requires sodium to function properly, but if you are like most other Americans, you consume about ten times more than you need. If that’s because you think low-sodium food means low flavor, think again! The American Heart Association shows here that a low-salt diet is not only good for you but delicious, too.

Encompassing everything from appetizers and soups to entrées and desserts, theAmerican Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 3rd Edition, is a wonderful collection of more than 200 scrumptious low-sodium recipes—50 of them brand-new to this edition. Whether you’re in the mood for a beloved classic dish or an up-to-the-minute future favorite, you’ll find just the thing to please your palate—and you’ll learn that shaking the salt habit is easier than ever before.

The American Heart Association knows that food is one of life’s great pleasures and that no one should have to sacrifice tasty meals for a healthful lifestyle. This new edition of one of its classic cookbooks is the perfect guide to making flavorful, satisfying low-sodium food. With the latest dietary information and tips on substituting ingredients, avoiding hidden sodium, and dining out, theAmerican Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 3rd Edition, will help you follow a low-sodium diet—and thoroughly enjoy it.


More than 200 low-sodium recipes, including:

Appetizers such as Hot and Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Dip; Spinach-Artichoke Hummus

Soups such as Onion Soup with Cheesy Pita Crisps; Corn and Green Chile Soup

Meats such as Caribbean Jerk Pork; Sirloin with Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce

Seafood such as Cajun Snapper; Halibut with Cilantro Pesto

Vegetarian Entrées such as Fettuccine Alfredo; Cheese-Topped Stuffed
Eggplant

Salads such as Balsamic-Marinated Vegetables; Tomato-Artichoke Toss

Poultry such as Tarragon Turkey Medallions; Cumin-Lime Chicken

Breads and Breakfast Dishes such as Rosemary Rye Bread; Oatmeal-Banana Waffles with Strawberry Sauce

Desserts such as Denver Chocolate Pudding Cake; Lemon Cream with Raspberries and Gingersnap Topping

Side Dishes such as Scalloped Potatoes; Parmesan-Lemon Spinach

The American Heart Association is the nation’s most trusted authority on cardiovascular health. Its bestselling library of books includes:

•American Heart Association No-Fad Diet
•The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 7th Edition
•American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition
•American Heart Association Low-Calorie Cookbook
•American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook
•American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook
•American Heart Association One-Dish Meals

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This is a great resource for families serious about lowering salt intake. It has basic information for making your own low salt sauces and salad dressings. Read your bottles if you dont think this is an issue! Easy to read. Well organized. Lots of ideas for meals. Easy to moderately easy recipes! Read full review

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I'm not one who enjoys cooking for its own sake. It's just something one needs to do. When medical advice put us on a low-sodium diet, our Culinary School Graduate daughter gave us this and it's ... Read full review

Contents

Appetizers and Snacks
3
Soups
17
Salads and Salad Dressings
39
Seafood
65
Poultry
97
Meats
133
Vegetarian Entrées
165
Vegetables and Side Dishes
187
Desserts Appendixes
257
Shopping
285
Cooking with Less Salt
293
Dining
301
Heart Disease and Stroke
304
Handy Reference Lists
310
American Heart Association National Center and Affiliates
315
Index
316

Sauces Condiments and Seasonings
209
Breads and Breakfast Dishes
233
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The American Heart Association has affiliates that serve the entire United States. For more information, please visit americanheart.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721).

The American Heart Association is the nation’s most trusted authority on cardiovascular health. Its bestselling library of books includes:

•American Heart Association No-Fad Diet
•The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 7th Edition
•American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition
•American Heart Association Low-Calorie Cookbook
•American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook
•American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook
•American Heart Association One-Dish Meals

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