Do you know how much sodium you are consuming on a daily basis? Since most foods contain harmful hidden salts, it is difficult to really know. You can take the on Sunkist Sodium Quiz Facebook to find out where you fall on the sodium
scale. You may just be surprised by your results. Whether you are a Serial Salt Offender or a Sodium Smarty, Sunkist has tips for you. When taking the Sunkist Sodium Quiz you’ll learn about Sunkist S’alternative, a healthy way to reduce sodium, increase potassium and enhance the flavor of food by using Sunkist® lemons as an alternative to salt.What is Sunkist S’alternative you ask? S’alternative is using fresh-squeezed Sunkist® lemons as a healthy sodium-free alternative to salt. Using Sunkist lemons as an alternative to salt can help reduce sodium, increase potassium and enhance the flavor of recipes.
I took the Sunkist Sodium Quiz and was actually surprised by my results.
The sodium scale revealed you are a
Sodium know-it-all. You’re salt savvy and have a stellar reputation for reading food labels. Your nutrition book smarts often impress others, but at times you might not put your sodium knowledge into practice. That’s where www.sunkistsalternative.com can help by teaching you new tips and twists on using Sunkist lemons as a healthy alternative to salt.I was sure that I would be a Serial Sodium Offender, so I am very pleased with my results.
Sunkist has provided me with some tips to help reduce my your sodium intake:
- Plan meals carefully. If a high sodium food is selected, choose your other menu items from lower sodium groups.
- Read labels of packaged or prepared food products for the sodium content. Look for items “without added salt.”
- Skip the salt in all cooking and food preparation and instead serve extra Sunkist lemon wedges and herb mixtures for individual seasoning.
- Check the sodium content of the drinking water in your area with your local Health Department. If you are on a lower sodium restricted diet, do not drink the water if it has been treated with a water-softening agent.
- When eating away from home, order fresh turkey or chicken versus processed meats.
- Avoid turkey rolls and other pre-cooked poultry and deli meats which contain a much higher sodium content than freshly cooked poultry.
- As you reduce your sodium intake, your taste buds will adjust, allowing you to enjoy the true flavors of food that salt often masks.
I even have this great recipe to share with you.
Sunkist® Lemon Seafood Paella –
Ingredients: (Makes 8 servings)
*1- 32 oz can low sodium vegetable broth
*1 cup dry white wine
*1 teaspoon saffron threads
*1lb. of firm, fresh pieces of whitefish such as tilapia, bass, halibut and swordfish, cut into 16-21 pieces
*1lb. or 16-21 mussels, cleaned and de-bearded
*1lb. or 16-21 medium sized clams, rinsed
*cup chopped fresh parsley
*3 Sunkist® lemons, zest and juice
*3 Tbsp. olive oil
*1 _ cups minced onion
*3 cloves garlic, minced
*teaspoon crushed red pepper
*3 cups uncooked short-grain rice such as Valencian, Arborio, or Calrose
*1 cup frozen green peas
*1- 8oz jar of sliced, roasted red peppers
• To prepare broth, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
• To prepare paella, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large paella pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish pieces to pan and sauté 1 minute. Remove fish from pan, reserve and keep warm. Add onion to pan and sauté 5 minutes. Add the lemon zest, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add rice and cook 1 minute longer, stirring constantly. Stir in broth, bring to a low boil and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
• Stir in the peas and red pepper slices. Add mussels and clams to pan, nestling them into rice mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until shells open; discard any unopened shells. Stir in the reserved fish and chopped parsley and cook 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in lemon juice and check for seasoning. Cover with a towel and let stand 10 minutes before stirring
I would love to hear your quiz results!