31 Low Sodium Recipes That Taste Good

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Limiting sodium in your diet? Then I know just the type of low-sodium recipes your table needs. Check out these heart-healthy delights!

Has your doctor ordered you to skip the salt? Don’t be overwhelmed!

This round-up article will help you gain a healthier perspective on cooking.

Fresher, leaner, and easier on your heart and high blood pressure. These 31 delicious low-sodium recipes will show you that your new diet can satisfy your taste buds, too.

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What Meat Has Lowest Sodium?

First of all, stay away from proteins that are loaded with sodium. That means no processed and lunch meats allowed.

Go for lean cuts only, and make sure that the meat is skinless. So, lean beef cuts and poultry. Some pork cuts, like pork tenderloin, can also have less milligrams of sodium.

No store-marinated meats are allowed.

But beware! Most commercial meats like poultry are usually injected with sodium. To be safe, keep an eye on the sodium content when buying your protein.

What Foods Have No Sodium at All?

Fresh fruits and veggies (with some exceptions) are almost free of salt. So if you’re looking to load up on something, know that they will not spike your sodium levels.

Most grains also contain almost no mg of sodium. This includes brown rice and white rice, quinoa, oat, and bulgur. Keep in mind that I am talking about whole grains here, so skip the processed kind.

Dry beans and Israeli couscous are also extremely low in sodium

When it comes to condiments and fats, you can use dried spices that are not salted, raw nuts and seeds, unflavored cooking oils, and vinegar.

What Are Some Good Low Sodium Meals?

Any combination of the previously mentioned ingredients will be approved by your low sodium diet.

You can make veggie soups, stews with lean meats, rice casseroles, couscous salads, quinoa bowls…

Make sure to use fresh ingredients. Frozen can work too if they haven’t been seasoned. Flavor them up with fresh and dried spices.

If you don’t have any good ideas, check out these healthy recipes below.

Low-sodium meals can really taste great!

Low Sodium Chicken Recipes

Craving meat on a low-sodium diet? These low-in-salt easy recipes will satisfy your taste buds without hurting your health.

1. Lemon Roasted Chicken

lemon roasted chicken

Source: whatagirleats.com

Roasted whole chicken, flavored with lemon and brushed with olive oil.

You may not be allowed to eat the skin. But, these gold and crispy bites can surely satisfy someone in your family.

Thanks to the whole lemon inside, this delicious low sodium meat is super juicy.

2. Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup

Source: theoregondietitian.com

Even on a low-sodium diet, you can freely enjoy a warming and nourishing bowl of chicken soup.

This chicken and noodle soup recipe without much sodium combines kale, carrots, celery, and onions.  How nutritious does that sound?

Plus, it uses low-sodium broth. So you have really nothing to worry about.

3. Rosemary Chicken

rosemary chicken

Source: dinneratthezoo.com

Rosemary-flavored chicken makes one delicious dinner base. You can serve it with any side dishes like salad, sauteed, grilled, or roasted veggies without much salt.

This recipe uses herbs, garlic, and a bit of butter. That creates one silky and herbal sauce that will be enjoyed by everyone.

Low Sodium Soup Recipes

Whether with meat or vegan, low-sodium soups are tasty, delicious, and extremely hearty and good for preventing heart disease. Here are the best choices with a low amount of sodium.

4. Vegan Soondubu Jjigae Soft Tofu Stew

vegan soondubu jigae soft tofu stew

Source: earthtoveg.com

This Korean tofu stew is a well-known Asian dish that is often served with seafood and meat. This Vegan low-sodium version, though, is even more delicious than restaurant meals.

With green onions, mushrooms, tofu, kelp, and vegan kimchi.

Silky, comforting, and incredibly warming.

5. Beef Vegetable Soup

beef vegetable soup

Source: theoregondietitian.com

Veggies and beef have never been this nourishing!

This delicious meal uses a touch of Worcestershire sauce which is high in sodium. You can either swap it with low-sodium soy sauce or omit it entirely.

Get warm and cozy with more healthy fall soup recipes.

6. Keto Vegetable Soup

keto vegetable soup

Source: lowcarbspark.com

Low in carbs but rich in veggies, this Keto-approved vegetable soup is comforting and filling at the same time.

You can add whatever you have in your veggie drawer. It will still be delicious.

The trick is to simmer on low and use good-quality broth. And, of course, it has to be low in sodium.

Low Sodium Crockpot Recipes

Do you own a crockpot? If so, then I am happy to share these delightful low-sodium main dishes with you.

7. Rump Roast

rump roast

Source: theoregondietitian.com

Serve this rump with roasted veggies, rice, or salad on the side. Either way, this shredded meat will make one healthy and super satisfying dinner.

And, it is made in the crockpot for the ultimate convenience. There is nothing you would change about this delight.

Get more use out of your slow cooker with these easy crockpot recipes.

8. Vegetable Pot Pie Stew

vegetable pot pie stew

Source: thishealthykitchen.com

Your beloved veggie pot-pie flavors. But in a stew! So nutritious and colorful. This vegetable-loaded pot will both nourish and fill you up. So it is a perfect option for both lunch and dinner.

With a touch of cornstarch and cashew milk, this stew is also very creamy.

Low Sodium Dinner Recipes

Low in sodium doesn’t mean low in taste. And these healthy dinner recipes will show you that with every single bite.

9. Cauliflower Rice

cauliflower rice

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Not only is it low in sodium, but this recipe is also low in carbs. A great way to eat for anyone following a Keto diet. And for weight loss, too.

This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free, so perfect for everyone.

Lemon, shallots, and garlic, give it tons of flavor!

10. Air Fryer Asparagus

air fryer asparagus

Source: cookingschooldropout.com

Not sure what to serve with your main dish for dinner?

Air-fried asparagus is a healthy and nutritious side. And it goes well with everything. Especially lean proteins like white fish or skinless chicken breasts.

The recipe features butter and garlic, but feel free to change the seasonings to taste.

11. Kalettes Flower Sprouts

kalettes flower sprouts

Source: earthtoveg.com

First introduced to the Western world less than a decade ago, kalettes on your table will definitely be a hit.

A hybrid between Brussels sprouts and kale, these flower-like packs of nutrition can be super yummy. If prepared the right way.

And this recipe nails that perfectly!

12. Broccolini with Lemon Parmesan

broccolini with lemon parmesan

Source: theshortordercook.com

Do your kids hate broccoli? Have you tried tricking them with broccolini? Broccolini has thinner stalks and a much less pungent taste.

And when there is lemon juice and parmesan cheese, and they come out crispy from the Air Frier, who could possibly resist them?

13. Spanish Rice and Beans

spanish rice and beans

Source: wholesomemadeeasy.com

This Spanish-style rice with pinto beans and onions is not only one of the healthier low-sodium dinner recipes but finger-licking good, too.

Seasoned with unsalted tomato sauce and tons of flavor-boosting spices.

The thing you’ll love the most? It comes together in just 30 minutes.

14. Salad with Beans and Quinoa

salad with beans and quinoa

Source: melissatraub.com

Drenched in lemon-herb dressing with a touch of sweetness that makes the veggie dance in your mouth, this salad is perfect for your low-sodium table.

Quinoa, cucumbers, beans, lettuce, and whatever veggies you can find in your kitchen to chop up.

15. Vegan Meatballs

vegan meatballs

Source: strengthandsunshine.com

Meatballs without any meat! These vegan balls of flavor are dying for your low-sodium tomato sauce.

This recipe also includes instructions for a homemade tomato sauce.

Lentils, mushrooms, flax seeds, quinoa, and onion make soft bites that you won’t be able to stop eating.

16. Zucchini Chickpea and Potato Curry

zucchini chickpea and potato curry

Source: theshortordercook.com

Curry with veggies and lots of spices. Potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, and zucchini play their part here. But you can use other beans and vegetables if you want to.

Indian-inspired creamy stew that goes perfectly with a side of fluffy white rice.

17. Chickpea Tikka Masala

chickpea tikka masala

Source: masalaherb.com

Creamy, vibrant, and oh-so-tempting! This chickpea curry is spiced to perfection and loaded with coconut milk.

Served with white rice, it will be a delightful crowd-puller on your table.

Make sure to use low-sodium spices for this, and check the label before adding them to the pot.

18. Rice and Fava Bean Salad

rice and fava bean salad

Source: theshortordercook.com

Fava beans and rice, loaded with lemon flavors and a touch of mustard. Plus some scallions for a sharper bite and some more nutrients.

A full dinner that both looks and taste great!

The green pop of color makes this fluffy bowl even yummier.

19. Italian Pasta Salad

italian pasta salad

Source: strengthandsunshine.com

Italian pasta salad. Or as I call it, a rainbow bowl.

Tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, black olives, and colorful bell pepper. Tossed with Italian dressing for a yummy dish.

The recipe uses colorful rotini. But regular pasta will do just fine, too.

20. Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf

vegan cauliflower lentil loaf

Source: strengthandsunshine.com

A vegan alternative to meatloaf! This is the yummiest swaps ever.

A lentil loaf loaded with cauliflower, peppers, onions, and lots of seasonings.

Topped with low-sodium ketchup and some liquid smoke?

Perfect for a holiday feast. But also as a regular weeknight dinner, as it can be made in just 45 minutes.

Low Sodium Dessert Recipes

Just because you are ditching sodium, doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy deserts. Here are the best choices your health approves of.

21. Cashew Energy Balls

cashew energy balls

Source: allnutritious.com

Nutty, sweet, and incredibly healthy dessert/snack. Loaded with cashews, coconuts, dates, and a touch of vanilla for some extra flavor.

With only five ingredients, these energy-injecting balls will be on your table in under an hour.

Plus, they’re Vegan, Whole30, and low in sodium.

22. Carrot Cake Truffles

carrot cake truffles

Source: ifoodreal.com

Carrot cake truffle bites, drizzled with chocolate? Anyone?

With almond butter, pats, coconut, raisins, and all of the warming spices that you can think of.

These energy balls are healthy, sweet, and ready in just 35 minutes.

23. 5 Ingredient Brownies

5 Ingredient Brownies

Source: allnutritious.com

These Brownies are made with only five ingredients and fudgy, sweet, and incredibly chocolatey.

With a fruity banana base, almond butter, and cocoa powder.

There are also some almond flakes for crunchiness and a secret spice that ties everything together. 

24. No Bake Protein Cookies

no bake cookies

Source: ifoodreal.com

Healthy, protein-packed cookies for a tasty sweet-tooth-satisfying treat. And they won’t even require your oven!

No bake and filled with oats, dates, and peanut butter.

Yummy and super convenient!

The best thing about them? They are made in just 20 minutes.

25. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

peanut butter protein cookies

Source: allnutritious.com

Only five ingredients? This has to be a recipe that you need in your recipe folder.

Vegan, dairy-free, high in protein, and low in sodium.

With oats, bananas, and peanut butter. These chewy cookies are perfect for a sweet breakfast on the go. Or with a glass of milk. Whichever you prefer.

26. Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Chia Pudding

chocolate raspberry oatmeal chia pudding

Source: thehealthyepicurean.com

A mix between oatmeal and chia pudding, this chewy and sweet parfait-like dish will please all your senses.

If you don’t like raspberries, feel free to use other fruits.

Looking for more healthy oatmeal recipes? Enjoy these healthy porridge recipes.

27. Date Energy Balls

date energy balls

Source: allnutritious.com

If you’re craving something chewy and super nutty, this is it! This is the one recipe you need to be making.

With walnuts, pecans, coconuts, and dates. Plus some almond butter to combine everything together.

Low in sodium and without any gluten or dairy. This dessert is a guilt-free pleasure!

28. Fruit Salad

fruit salad

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Perfect for a snack or dessert, no one can possibly pass on a colorful bowl of chopped fruits.

The recipe uses berries, kiwi, mangoes, pineapples, watermelon, and grapes. And everything is tossed in a citrusy dressing.

Enjoy more fresh salads with these summer salad recipes.

29. Mango Chia Pudding

mango chia pudding

Source: allnutritious.com

To say that this chia pudding is fancy would be an understatement.

Whether you’re a fan of chia pudding or not, this is one recipe you’ll be coming back to regularly.

With mangoes and almond milk, no one will be able to pass on this fruity creaminess.

30. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

sweet potato breakfast bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

Technically, this is best if served for breakfast. But for all of you prone to sugary cravings, this is a recipe you’ll want at any time of the day.

Whipped, thick, and super creamy. This velvety potato and almond butter mixture is topped with yogurt, blueberries, and seeds.

Enjoy these yummy yogurt bowl ideas.

31. Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Source: ifoodreal.com

Fluffy blueberry muffins make one moist and guilt-free dessert.

They are made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, coconut, and blueberries.

The recipe suggests honey or maple syrup. Keep in mind that maple syrup is much lower in sodium. So go with that.

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  1. Marilyn Murphy says:

    Great ideas for recipes