Grilling your Way to Health

Posted on May 19, 2014 | by
Heart Healthy Recipe

Delicious and Heart-Healthy Salt-Free Seasonings

Grilling is a superbly healthy and lean cooking technique; just don’t ruin the health aspect by dousing your grilled food with a salt-laden marinade or other seasoning. Grill your way to better health with vegetables and lean meats, but be sure to season them with delicious salt-free seasoning blends.

The CDC recommends that all of us curb our sodium intake to <2,300 mg of sodium per day to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other serious health conditions.

Salt is made up of 40% sodium. Just 1 tsp of salt = 2,400 mg of Sodium, putting you over your daily limit.

Look for salt-free wording printed on the packaging of poultry, seafood, and all-purpose seasonings and marinades and take a quick look at the sodium content on the food label.

Better yet, make your own salt-free seasonings and marinades such as this week’s featured recipe, Salt-Free Grilling Seasoning, a perfectly delicious and heart-healthy seasoning to spice up your Memorial Day weekend!

Salt-Free Grilling Seasoning

Sprinkle the seasoning as your taste prefers. The more you add, the more intense the flavor becomes. This salt-free seasoning contains zero cholesterol and helps prevent heart disease.

Yield: About 1/3 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of dry mustard
  • ½ Tablespoon of onion powered
  • ½ Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of cayenne pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until all spices are evenly dispersed. Sprinkle grilling seasoning on vegetables and/or lean protein before grilling.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories: 190 kcal
Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Carbohydrate: 33g
Dietary Fiber: 10g
Protein: 8g
Sodium: 20mg

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