Trying to cut back on salt but fond of convenience foods? These delicious packaged items manage to dramatically slash sodium without sacrificing flavor. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Photo Courtesy of Boar's Head
Deli meats have a notoriously salty reputation, but Boar’s Head proves the rare exception. The roast beef from their all-natural line (which is hormone-, nitrate-, and preservative-free), manages to deliver a skimpy 140 milligrams of sodium per two-ounce serving. Better yet, it tastes like a Sunday supper roast that grandma baked from scratch. At a skinny 80 calories and two grams of fat per two ounces, it’s also a pretty lean-mean sandwich filling. The competition? Familiar deli beef packs 500 milligrams of sodium or more.