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
Sodium content varies widely among mustard varieties: A teaspoon of plain yellow mustard has only about 55 mg sodium while the Dijon variety contains 120 mg, so be sure to compare labels (find out our taste test winners for the best prepared Dijon mustard). Or, whip up your own to use for picnics and tailgates or in recipes like this crunchy coleslaw. Homemade mustard has only 37 mg sodium per teaspoon and is easy to make: Soak 4 tablespoons ground mustard in 1/3 cup water overnight and then mix in 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and 3/4 teaspoon salt.