More Herbs, Less Salt

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This week, we celebrated More Herbs, Less Salt Day and what a wonderfully delicious day to celebrate! Consuming excess salt  — otherwise known as sodium — can lead to problems with high blood pressure, which can cause heart disease and strokes. The recommended maximum amount of sodium per day for those 14 years or older is 2300mg, but we regularly eat – and drink – far more!

On More Herbs, Less Salt Day, we choose to use far more flavorful herbs to season our foods and less sodium to make our foods healthier – and tastier!

Tips for using herbs:

  • Many herbs can be grown without a garden – just place a pot of herbs on your windowsill!
  • Dried herbs are 3-4 times stronger than fresh herbs (1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs = 2 teaspoons fresh herbs)
  • Start with a small amount, then add more according to your taste preferences
  • Try a delicious herb-flavored recipe, like this:

Herbed Vegetables

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 large squash, sliced
  • 4 large carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon sage

Directions:

  1. Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Add squash, carrots, and water
  3. While vegetables are cooking, add the rest of the ingredients
  4. Cook until vegetables are fork tender

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