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
While building a backyard barbeque pit may be out of your comfort zone, prepping your own sauce is simple and cuts back on sodium, as most bottled sauces have 300 to 500 mg sodium per 2 tablespoon serving. Plus, you can make the barbeque sauce as sweet or spicy as desired. This Tangy Coffee Barbecue Sauce takes just 20 minutes and has only 24 mg sodium for 2½ tablespoons. If you’re looking for a sweet, thick sauce, try Memphis Barbecue Sauce for 260 mg sodium per 2 tablespoons.