Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes

Low sodium doesn't mean low flavor. These scrumptious heart-healthy recipes have less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. So go ahead -- use these low-sodium recipes to serve a tasty, low-sodium supper tonight!

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    Sesame Chicken Salad

    Sun-sweetened orange juice and mild rice vinegar combine with nutty sesame oil, making a zesty dressing for this salad.


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    Penne with Walnuts & Peppers

    This 30-minute vegetarian pasta toss is loaded with antioxidants and is high in fiber to help keep you full. Fresh rosemary, fresh parsley, and black pepper add ample flavor without salt.

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    Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

    Steak as part of a heart-healthy diet? You bet! By keeping portions in check and adding flavor from vinegar and fresh herbs instead of salt, you can sink your teeth into a juicy cut of meat for only 80 mg of sodium.

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    Turkey-Broccoli Salad with Grapes

    This simple, toss-together salad tastes great at room temperature or chilled, making it a perfect choice for a brown-bag lunch. Top with a sprinkling of almonds just before serving so they still pack a crunch.

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    Fajita-Style Beef Tacos

    These pretty tacos get fresh, bright flavors from lime and cilantro, a touch of sweetness from golden mango, and a kick of heat from cayenne pepper. Thanks to the full-flavor ingredients, sodium is only 140 mg for two tacos!

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    Thai Sole & Vegetables

    A flaky fish fillet and lots of veggies fuel you with fiber and protein, while keeping calories low. This lemon-and-basil-flavor entree is baked in parchment packets for no-fuss cleanup.

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    Baking Salmon in Parchment

    Check out our tips for baking salmon in a parchment packet.

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    Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach

    Toss bow tie pasta with fresh portobello mushrooms and spinach, and voila! You'll enjoy a delicious, no-sacrifice, low-sodium dinner.

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    Honey-Ginger-Crusted Chicken

    Honey, orange juice, and ginger give this tastes-fried-but-isn't chicken an updated flavor. Best of all, the chicken keeps its crisp, with little fat or calories.

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    Pollack with Nectarine Salad

    The delicious combination of fresh fruits, veggies, and grilled fish makes a light, refreshing salad that's perfect for summer. If pollack is not available at your grocery store, substitute another whitefish such as cod.

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    Grilled Halibut with Blueberry-Pepper Sauce

    Sage and pepper help bring out the tantalizing flavor of the blueberries in this recipe's easy-fixing topper. Serve it with any grilled or broiled fish.

    Tip: Not a fish fan? The tasty, low-sodium sauce is great on chicken, too.

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    Curried Chicken Salad

    Toss chicken with chopped apples, slivered almonds, celery, and raisins, and place the mixture inside lettuce leaves for these eat-with-your-hands dinner treats.

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    Chicken-Noodle Soup

    Think soup is off your low-sodium menu? Not this low-salt take on the classic chicken-noodle soup. Keep the recipe for chicken broth to reuse in other dinners.

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    Grilled Rosemary Chicken

    This low-sodium chicken gets its tangy flavor from lime juice and finely shredded lime peel instead of salt.

    Tip: To get the most juice from limes, lemons, or oranges, let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before halving and squeezing them.

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    Northwest Roasted Halibut

    You'll need just six ingredients for this low-sodium dish, and that's including nonstick cooking spray! You'll love the tangy zip of mixed berries atop the fish fillet.

    Tip: Use frozen berries for a juicier sauce and try the sauce unheated.

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    Grilled Lemon Chicken

    Reader-favorite alert! This flavorful low-sodium recipe requires only seven ingredients and is easy to follow.

    Tip: Instead of using oil to keep chicken moist while cooking, use an oil-free marinade or spritz it with broth, water, or juice.

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    Chicken-and-Melon-Stuffed Shells

    Bring together the fresh taste of melons and the ease of cooking pasta shells for this surprising, light twist on dinner. Many of the ingredients for this low-sodium supper may already be in your cupboard.

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    Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

    Make this low-sodium rub ahead of time to top a dinnertime pork roast or chicken breast. Rubs made with spices instead of salt keep the sodium total in check.

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    Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce

    This vibrant red sauce is a versatile standby in a vegetarian cook's repertoire, and includes such favorites as red sweet peppers, basil, and red wine vinegar.

    Tip: Experiment using this low-sodium sauce over polenta, vegetables, legumes, and other dishes for a change of pace from ho-hum (and often high-sodium) marinara sauce.

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    Looking for a low-carb appetizer or a healthy, light meal? Try a lettuce wrap! Lettuce wraps are like a handheld salad and packed with protein. Whether you choose Asian lettuce wraps or a chicken wrap recipe, you'll want to make these wraps for lunch tomorrow.
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