One of the biggest things to look out for when eating out is the high amount of sodium in foods. The recommendation is no more than 2300 mg a day, with an ideal limit of no more than 1500 mg a day. Even healthier options at restaurants have upwards of 1000 mg of sodium per serving. One way to combat this is to recreate your favorite meals at home. Here is an easy at home recipe for a fun oriental meal! We used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce as a lower sodium option. Make sure you still check the label when buying and always consult with your dietitian or health educator if you have any restrictions.
You will need:
– 2/3 cup rice noodles, cooked
– 1 cup cabbage, chopped
– Sliced cucumber
– 4 oz low sodium sliced turkey
– 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
While the rice noodles are cooking, sautee the cabbage. Combine noodles and cabbage in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix and enjoy!
Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 veg, 4 meat