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Low-Salt Easter Dinner suggestions

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Hi ladies, I am posting to ask for suggestions for low-salt main course and side dishes for the Easter meal. My father is staying with me and recovering from major surgery with a pneumonia complication, and he has to steer clear of salt at this time.

I don't keep salt on the table, but he really loves ham, gravy, etc., which I will have to eliminate this holiday.

Any food suggestions or EASY recipes would be greatly appreciated. He loves eggs, so I think I'm going to make deviled eggs for him. I'm not a great cook, but I do get ideas from this forum.

TIA!!!Smile

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pink-rainb­ows1333490519.441281 PostsRegistered 4/14/2006

If he likes eggs, you could bake a frittata. Fill it with the veggies he likes, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, etc.

It's easy, pretty, healthy and fresh.

I serve it with lots of crusty italian bread, lightly toasted and spread with garlic butter.

Add a beautiful fresh fruit cobbler (blackberries are great) with a topping of whipped cream.

Very light and Spring fresh.

Hope you get some good ideas!

Pink{#emotions_dlg.wub}

Brabls1333491064.68314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

I have been eating low sodium for years. Other than the ham, make all of the other favorites using more herbs & seasonings instead of salt.

Eggs are the onething I have not found an seasoing for that replaces salt.

A fresh ham, rather than cured ham, is not high in sodium. It is the curing that ups the salt content from aboutn70 mg per 4 ounce serving to 900+ mg per serving.

midnight1333491366.2733358 PostsRegistered 9/3/2006
Vegetable tray with hummus, jello with fruit and walnuts, beef roast, baked potatoes. Watch out for cheese, dips, soups, rice mixes, and of course ham, these are high in sodium.

nancypoo1333496123.1071413 PostsRegistered 5/13/2011

Mashed potatoes with garlic. Leg of lamb, prime rib, turkey breast, green beans with almonds, baked sweet potato. Tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and EVOO. No processed foods---all fresh, from scratch.

Islandgirl­70321333536799.43312846 PostsRegistered 6/7/2007Savannah, GA
On 4/3/2012 nancypoo said:

Mashed potatoes with garlic. Leg of lamb, prime rib, turkey breast, green beans with almonds, baked sweet potato. Tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and EVOO. No processed foods---all fresh, from scratch.

I agree, go fresh. It's the processing that adds a lot of sodium.

With fresh foods, you can control the amount of sodium.




violann1333538836.712562 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
I was also thinking a small fresh ham or pork loin roast.




I didn't come here to argue.- Peg Bracken

Cathyshopp­er1333548731.861607 PostsRegistered 12/7/2007PA

Thanks ladies for the great suggestions!

I am embarrassed to ask, but how do I make a frittata?{#emotions_dlg.blushing} (I'm pretty much a beginner cook, but learning a lot since he's been with me)

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Last edited on 4/4/2012

GoodStuff1333549423.67714947 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Just steer away from salty prepared or cured foods and go with fresh, no-salt-added meats and veggies. Then you can season things yourself with salt substitutes, herbs, and/or just a small amount of salt. That way, you control the salt content.

Cathyshopp­er1333554773.111607 PostsRegistered 12/7/2007PA

Well, I just googled a few minutes and found TONS of frittata ideas! I think he will love this! (and me too{#emotions_dlg.blush})

And I think I made this years ago with spaghetti (they called it spaghetti pie tho), so I didn't realize it was a frittata.

Thanks again and all additional suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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