LIVE

You can feel good serving these lower-sodium grocery store finds to your family.

By Karen Ansel, MS, RDN
March 06, 2018
Advertisement
Credit: Kutay Tanir

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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).

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.

Credit: Courtesy of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.

Credit: Kelsey Hansen

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.