8 Packaged Foods That Are Surprisingly Low in Sodium
You can feel good serving these lower-sodium grocery store finds to your family.
A staggering 75% of our sodium comes from processed foods we buy in the supermarket or eat in restaurants. So we scoured store shelves for the most flavorful picks—minus all the salt.
Kashi Organic Autumn Wheat Cereal
Some cereals harbor 270 mg sodium per 1/2- cup serving. This no-sodium version puts other bowls to shame.
Dell'Amore Original Recipe Premium Marinara
With about 480 mg per 1/2 cup, marinara can be a sodium bomb. Dell’Amore has about half that at 250 mg.
Swanson Unsalted Chicken Stock
With only 130 mg sodium per cup, this broth kills the competition. An average chicken broth has a jaw-dropping 860 mg.
Eat these at your own risk.
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
These loaves don’t need much sodium to stay fresh—they’re stored in the freezer. One slice has 75 mg (vs. the usual 160).
Wild Planet No Salt Added Skipjack Wild Tuna
Some brands of tuna contain 140 mg sodium in a tiny 2-ounce serving. Made from 100% tuna, Wild Planet has only 65 mg per 2 ounces.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensuous Slathering Sauce
This not-too-sweet, tangy sauce clocks in at 177 mg per 2 tablespoons. Other brands pack in anywhere from 300 to more than 400 mg.
365 Everyday Value Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
Made from whole-wheat flour and yeast alone, these are 100% salt-free (as in 0 mg sodium), a big improvement over the 160 to 420 mg in others.
365 Everyday Value Creamy Peanut Butter (Unsweetened & No Salt)
Most nut butters sneak 150 mg sodium into 2 tablespoons. Whole Foods’ version has 0 g sodium and a mere 1 g natural sugar.