It is now pretty well established that eating less salt and salty foods is better for your long term health. It's actually pretty easy to eat less salt and eat healthy.
Even though we have much better research on this now, it turns out that the guideline of 2,000 mg per day was a pretty good target. For those simply trying to eat healthier the American Heart Association recommends 2,300 mg per day (this is about the amount in a teaspoon of salt). Most physicians have their patients with conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and hypertension eat less, however, with a target of 1,500 mg.
The main course dishes listed below, including breakfast dishes, main-course-sized salads, and entree-sized soups, are all under about 500mg of sodium per serving, and the side dishes and extras are all under 150mg of sodium per serving. These easy, healthy low sodium recipes will help you eat well and eat healthy on a low sodium diet.
Main Course - Pasta / Pizza / Misc.
Main Course - Chicken / Turkey