Trying to keep your family fueled with healthy foods can be easier than you think! Even down to what seasonings you use in your meals can greatly impact your family's health. Take Mrs.Dash for instance! Mrs.Dash is already known for their wonderful blend of seasonings to make any meal fabulous. What you may not know is that Mrs.Dash is also a great alternative for cutting back on your own, and your family's sodium intake!
Facts About Sodium:
The American Heart Association recommends that for every 1,000 calories of food consumed, the sodium intake should be 1,000 milligrams and should not exceed the 3,000 milligram limit. The average intake in the United States is between 4,000 and 5,000 milligrams of sodium per day! That's a lot of sodium!
High sodium intake has also been linked to high blood pressure. No better excuse for Mrs.Dash than to keep your heart healthy and happy!
Meals don't have to be bland just because you are making the healthy choice to cut back on sodium. Below are some recipes of my own that incorporate Mrs.Dash, instead of salt, for a wonderfully tasty and healthy meal! Your family won't even ask you to pass the salt with these ones! Mrs. Dash gives it just the right amount of seasoning kick to every bite.
Slow Cooker Fajita Steak
15 oz. can of tomatoes with green chillis
1/4 cup of salsa (your choice)
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
2 lbs round steak, cut in strips
1 envelope of dry Fajita mix
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of Fiesta Lime Mrs. Dash seasoning
1. Combine all ingredients except for water in your slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until meat is tender
3. Check meat occasionally to make sure it isn't dry. Use water to stir in occasionally to prevent this from happening.
4. Serve up in tortilla wraps with red and green peppers, onions, shredded cheese, avocado slices, and sour cream. Enjoy!
* Makes 6 servings
Slow Cooker Hot Chicken Sandwiches
8 cups of cubed chicken
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups of mayonnaise
1 cup of cubed American cheese
1/2 teaspoon of Extra Spicy Mrs.Dash seasoning
1. Combine all above ingredients in slow cooker
2. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours
3.Serve on buns and enjoy!
* Makes 12 servings
Disclosure:“I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mrs. Dash and TwitterMoms blogging program for a chance to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here