Don’t let your favorite condiments derail your low-sodium diet. Stay on track by trading them in for the homemade variety.
Dressing up a meal with your favorite condiment may seem innocent enough. But your go-to BBQ sauce or salad dressing can pack a serious calorie punch and, in some cases, sabotage an otherwise healthy meal. As a general rule, the less sodium in your condiments, the better. Whether you are on a low-sodium diet or not, aim to use condiments with less than 140mg of sodium per tablespoon, suggests Betsy Opyt, RD, owner of Healthy Concepts Consulting, a dietetic practice in Naples. Here, we’ve listed the top 10 saltiest condiments and noted healthier alternatives to buy instead or given you a recipe to make a homemade version.