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 Pacific Natural Foods
Made with roasted red bell peppers, roasted garlic, and tomatoes, this creamy milk-based soup from Pacific Foods tastes like it’s been simmering on Julia’s stovetop, but a light hand with the salt cuts sodium in half (down to 360 mg per cup) from an original version. Ditch the box and guests will be raving about your culinary skills. Try heating soup on the stovetop and stirring in different ingredients based on what sounds good at the moment. Our favorite twist: a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper, baby spinach leaves, and chickpeas.