Learn to be crafty with condiments by avoiding the hidden sodium lurking in your favorite prepared toppings by making your own lower-sodium condiments. By: Serena Ball, MS, RD
Make Your Own Lower-Sodium Condiments
Sauces and spreads can enhance the flavor, but also the sodium content of many healthful foods. Be sure to choose prepared condiments carefully (aim to stay below 100 mg of sodium per serving) or better yet, create your own sauces to add a personal touch to the final dish. Use fresh herbs, aromatic spices, or piquant peppers to help swap out salt-laden condiments. Here are some tricks for making sauces savory without lots of added salt.