A few days ago I had the chance to learn some holiday entertaining tips during an event with LoSalt, U.K.’s leading healthy, reduced sodium alternative to salt.
As we all know salt (sodium chloride) is a major health issue that can be changed with our kids. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, nine out of ten Americans consume too much sodium. Based on research conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three American adults (31%) has high blood pressure, which significantly increases risk of developing strokes and heart disease.
At the event I learned that LoSalt has 66% less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts. I also learned that it is a great source of potassium with no artificial flavoring. Additionally, LoSalt is the only widely available Kosher (Parev/Passover) certified salt alternative. It is also Halal suitable. At the event, I also had the chance to meet with Caroline Klinge, Technical Sales and Marketing Manager for Klinge Foods, who noted that LoSalt provides the greatest reduction in sodium without compromising flavor. “If a recipe calls for 1 tsp. of salt, use 1 tsp. of LoSalt,” she said. “Consumers won’t have to compensate by using more.”
During the tasting I had the chance to meet with Media Personality, Healthy Comfort Food Chef, Weight Loss Expert, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander. I loved trying her mashed potatoes (recipe below) and stuffing that were all made with LoSalt. She mentioned that she loves cooking with this brand since it helps people to eat healthy without losing any flavor. She noted, "I’m all about finding ways to eat the foods we love,” she said. “LoSalt allows us to have our salt and eat it too.”
This holiday season enjoy a healthier way to enjoy America's favorite condiment.
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Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Recipe by Devin Alexander, copyright 2013.
LoSalt® for boiling potatoes
1 pound red skinned potatoes, washed and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons light cream cheese
2 tablespoons fat free milk
½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
½ teaspoon Lo Salt
Pinch garlic powder
Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water laced with LoSalt until tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, using a hand mixer, in a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and milk on low speed until well-combined.
Drain the cooked potatoes and transfer to the bowl with the cream cheese. Beat in the potatoes, rosemary, Lo Salt and garlic until combined and leaving some lumps. Serve immediately.
Makes about 2-1/4 cups; 4 servings.
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