As some of you know already I am taking part in AXA PPP healthcare’s weekly challenge to get fitter and healthier by changing one small thing a week at a time and this week is all about swapping salt and finding alternative things to add to replace it.
Not being the most exceptional cook I don’t tend to cook from scratch often but when I do I don’t add salt into anything but this got me thinking.
We do tend to eat a lot of pre jarred/packeted foods so I headed off to the kitchen to look at what they actually contain. Needless to say while I have been on a diet I have pretty much only been interested in the fat content but having looked as our cupboard contents I am now super peeved with myself at not looking at this before.
Although I am no great shakes in the kitchen this really has spurred me on to look more at what we eat and to try and cook more from fresh than use the packet, jarred sauces. Not only from this point onwards am I going to try and cook fresh but I am also going to look at the other ingredients more closely too.
I have even started looking at our tea menu for next week and I have included a couple of law salt options from the BBC Good Food website such as the Moroccan Chicken One Pot (minus the feta) or even the Tagliatelle with Ragu I am not going to promise I am going to be successful but a few good low salt recipes will I have no doubt help my family to eat far less salt and make me feel a whole lot better about trying to look after them, even if I will never be a full on Delia Smith!
So do you cook with salt? or like me have you been eating it blindly?
If you would like to take a quiz to find out if you are eating too much salt as opposed to rummaging through your cupboard you can find one on AXA PPP healthcare’s website.
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with AXA PPP healthcare’s #52LittleThings and I have been compensated for this post. However all words and thoughts were developed and written by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse