Cutting sodium out of your diet is a great way to stay healthy. Too much sodium in your diet, according to the American Heart Association, causes your body to hold onto extra water, which can burden your heart and blood vessels and raise your blood pressure, leading to heart disease and stroke. To help you limit your salt intake, we found 30 delicious meals, all under 450 milligrams of sodium!
Skinny 3-Cheese Penne: Cheese on any meal is... grate... but adding three cheeses? Your family will be begging for a repeat of this dish! Click here to see the full recipe.
Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce: This recipe packs in flavor and heat, but the creamy avocado sauce is made from Greek yogurt, which is a great cooling agent. It's a delicious meal that is low in both sodium and calories! Get more info here.
Steak Fajita Pitas: Tender slices of steak, sautéed with delicious crisp bell peppers and spices all stuffed into a whole wheat pita makes a delicious light dinner or a filling lunch for only 273 calories. Want to try it out? Click here!
Skinny Tilapia Lettuce Wraps: Fresh, tasty and healthy, this is a great recipe for anyone cutting calories, sodium or carbs! To see more nutritional info, click here.
Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken: Turn on the slow cooker and relax! This meal has minimal effort because you can throw it into your slow cooker and go about your day. See the step-by-step instructions here.
Tilapia Piccata: Looking for a low-sodium fish dish? This tilapia recipe rings in at about 430 milligrams of sodium per serving and keeps the taste of a traditional, buttery, Italian dish without killing it on the calories. Check it out here.
Skinny Beef Picadillo: This traditional Latin dish, usually served over rice, is bursting with flavor! Our Skinny Beef Picadillo is so simple to make and is ready to go in under 30 minutes. Check it out!
Skinny Baked Mac and Cheese with Broccoli: This recipe is worthy of being called a healthy comfort food, but it has less than 450 milligram of sodium and less than 250 calories. This is a great way to get your kids to eat their broccoli too! Click here for the full recipe.
Skinny Pistachio Baked Halibut: Pistachios are powerful little nuts and an awesome source of fiber and vitamin B6; just wait for the perfect crunch they bring to this fish dish! Halibut is such a tasty fish and this healthy coating is just the icing on the cake!
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich: Instead of trying to make a healthy guess when you hit the drive thru, treat the family to this copycat recipe! The sodium count on this chicken is very low, so you won't need to worry! Just use caution if you add pickles to your sandwich, because that's where the sodium sneaks in! Get the recipe here.
Skinny Tortelloni and Peppers: Craving pasta? This tortelloni dish is stuffed with cheese and decorated with colorful peppers and a handful of spinach. To get more information about the dish, click here.
Quinoa Banana Pancakes: What's for brinner (breakfast for dinner)? How about these quinoa pancakes! It may sound strange, but the quinoa actually makes for an amazing texture and gives this recipe a huge nutrition boost! Get the recipe here.
Light and Easy Pasta Primavera: Just like the title of this recipe says, this pasta is light and easy. We swapped out the unhealthy ingredients for some good ones and made it a simple yet delicious dinner for any busy family. Get the recipe by clicking here.
Oven Baked Crispy Chicken: Don't make a KFC run next time you crave fried chicken! This oven baked version tastes great and has only 390 milligrams of sodium. A serving is also 205 calories, so you can feel great about your choice. Get more nutritional information here.
Skinny Crispy Catfish with Tartar Sauce: This recipe skimps big time on calories, but not on taste! Cornmeal and ground flax meal bring a tasty crunch, and baking this dish rather than frying keeps things super skinny AND low on sodium! See the nutrition values here.
Skinny Pie-Style Spanakopita: We used fat-free feta and part-skim ricotta for quick, easy swaps that no one will ever know you made unless you tell them! It's a great way to change up a boring dinner routine, especially when you want to eat healthy! To see the ingredients, click here.
Skinny Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken: A delicious combination that is easy to do, this recipe is one for the books! Your kids will enjoy it and your waistline will appreciate it! Click here to get this recipe.
Skinny Cajun Shrimp Skewers: Ready to fire up that grill? This delicious recipe has only 175 milligrams of sodium and 105 calories per serving. To see the recipe, click here.
Philly Cheesesteak Pizza: Don't order delivery! This pizza is seriously tasty, low in sodium and great for the whole family. Each pizza yields eight slices, so if you have a big family, you may want to make two. Get the recipe here.
Grilled Italian Flank Steak Pinwheels: This is a meal your husband will love because of the juicy, well-marinated steaks. He'll never realize how many calories he's saving and all the sodium he's cut! For the full recipe and ingredient list, click here.
Skinny Banana French Toast Bake: Whether it's breakfast for the family or a tasty brinner, this french toast bake is great for impressing a hungry crowd! Get the recipe here.
Skinny Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers: Stuffing peppers with something as delicious as cheesesteak is a great way to get your kids to eat veggies! Not only is it low in sodium but it's also low carb! Get the recipe here.
Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Pasta: We've eliminated the fried, icky ingredients and instead swapped in wholesome ones, leaving you with a smoky flavor the whole family will love, for only 126 milligrams of sodium. See the rest of the nutrition here.
Chicken Teriyaki: Our chicken teriyaki recipe tastes better than your usual quick takeout place and it's definitely better for you! We've cut out sodium and swapped out unhealthy ingredients for better ones! Get our recipe here.
Sesame Crusted Chicken: Heads up: This chicken marinates for eight hours, so you have to plan ahead. But, after these have hung out in the fridge for a bit, they can be on your plate within 10 minutes of taking them out of the marinade. Get the recipe by clicking here.
Southwest Stuffed Squash: Change up your usual meals for this delicious, savory meal. It's filling, flavorful and only 278 calories. Check out the recipe here.
Mexican Ranch Burgers: Enjoy a flavorful burger in under 20 minutes for less than 300 milligrams of sodium! It's a great twist on a burger that the whole family will love. For the full nutrition, click here.
Skinny California Wraps: If you like sushi, you'll like this family-friendly version! It's great for either lunch or dinner and has 359 milligrams of sodium. You can make just one for yourself, or make several for the whole family! Get the recipe here.
Cheesy Garlic Pork Chops: Looking for a nutritious dinner that won’t scare away the kids and hubby? Try out this new, drool-worthy dish that is sure to satisfy everyone at the dinner table! This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, with just enough of a punch to kick your taste buds into gear. Check out the recipe here.
Skinny Mozzarella Bites: Whether you make this as an appetizer or serve up enough to make for dinner, this is a healthy version of every kid's favorite! Get the recipe here.
What are some of your favorite low-sodium meals? Share the recipes with us in the comments below!