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I have one thing to say when it comes to low sodium recipes and especially baking: Donald A. Gazzaniga. Here's his website.
The recipe on the website for German Potato Salad sounded like we were on the right track for things that Mr. Fixit not only should but would eat, and anybody who bothers to think up a low-sodium recipe for Beef Goulash with Noodles has got to be on our page.
So most of the recipes I'm leaning on for this week's menus are from Mr. Gazzaniga's No Salt, Lowest Sodium Cookbook. I like the Baking Book too, even though I still can't find any of that low-sodium baking powder and baking soda in amounts smaller than a caseful. We may have to order it online, although Mr. Fixit says that he doesn't really care if I use low-sodium baking powder or not because he tends to avoid eating a lot of sweets and breads anyway. (Here's the index to the Baking Book.)
Friday: Tortillas with ground chicken, salt-free canned pinto beans and a little cheese
Saturday: Going out for Swiss Chalet (they have a heart-healthy menu)
Sunday: Beef Goulash, noodles, vegetables
Monday: Reheated low-sodium pizza that I made this week, along with homemade soup
Tuesday: Stuffed peppers in the crockpot, salad and bread
Wednesday: Greek lentil croquettes and Vegetable Couscous, both from the Low-Sodium book (I have my doubts about whether the Squirrelings will eat these, so we may end up cooking a box of macaroni and cheese along with it)
Thursday: Baked spicy chicken legs, potatoes, squash
Friday: Baked fish, potatoes, vegetables
Saturday: Chili, rolls, salad with "Ranch Style Dressing"
Sunday: Chicken baked in lemon sauce, rice, vegetables.
On the grocery list:
Vegetables: peppers (at least 6); garlic, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, celery, carrots, parsley, potatoes, mushrooms, radishes, lettuce, ginger root, 1 Spanish onion, and some mint if we get to the vegetable stand.
Fruit: Bananas, lemons, pears, plums.
Stuff to look for:
Low-sodium chicken and beef broth
Mrs. Dash Lemon & Herb seasoning
Frontier Seasoning's Dash'O Dill (I don't know if that's sold around here)
No-salt-added Worcestershire sauce
jar of yeast
Icing sugar, cocoa
Bay leaf, coriander, chili flakes
Bag of egg noodles (check sodium)
dry kidney beans
no-salt-added canned tomato products
fruit canned in juice
2% milk and 1% milk
Unsalted butter and margarine
Light sour cream (check sodium)
Look for low-sodium cheese (very hard to find here)
Lunchbox cheese (cheese slices or strings)
10 skinless chicken drumsticks
Lunchbox sandwich meats (bologna or other cold cuts)
10-oz pkg frozen corn
Frozen concentrated apple juice
This and that for lunchboxes