What to eat when out and about on a low sodium diet is a problem
looking for a solution and I hope to gradually expand this page as
ideas come in from my readers. The biggest hurdle is that the high
sodium level in bread eliminates pocket bread, rolls, sandwiches and
hamburgers. But things are looking up with some chains providing
healthy salads. If you are following the Australian dietary guidelines
you will be looking for foods that are defined as low sodium i.e. with
sodium at or below 120mg/100g.
Fish and chips without added salt is low in sodium but if you want to
be sure you could discard the batter.
A big bowl of fruit salad makes a good lunch when out shopping.
A steak with no sauce and a salad with no dressing should be obtainable
in any good restaurant.
This expanding company has a range
of salads and dressings that provide wholesome fare. Click on their
logo and check out their website to see their locations, what is new
and to confirm my recommendations.
Any of their salads without dressings are low sodium but the
Well-Tuna is on the limit at 123mg/100g.
The Well-Balsamic dressing can be added to any salad. It is virtually
sodium free at 5.7mg/100g and actually brings the Well-Tuna salad down
The Well-Basil and Well-Garlic dressings push the sodium levels up a
little and choosing either puts the Well-Tuna salad over the low sodium
limit to about 130mg/100g. With the other salads these two dressings
are fine. Unfortunately the Well-Herb Mayonnaise is rich in sodium at
1167mg/100g and it pushes all the salads over the low sodium food limit.
I hope to provide a list of
restaurants that can provide no added salt meals however it is my
that a lot may say they can but will fail in the execution. That is why
your feedback will be needed to make this page a valuable resource.
To get us started you could click
on this Google search and see if any restaurant takes your fancy.
If you have a good experience please let me know. Peter@findlowsaltfood.info
You may like to print out this single page note to the chef that can be
folded and handed in when you arrive to reinforce what you have
previously arranged. Note to the chef
listing of an establishment only indicates that they may be able to
provide low salt food. Listing is no guarantee that they can provide
low salt food or that what they provide actually is low salt. You must
confirm that the food you require will be available and what they
provide is suitable for your consumption.
Ruby's Country Style Cuisine.
39 Harry Graham Drive.
Kembla Heights. NSW
Ph: 02 4272 2541 - Fax: 02 4272 9285
"Have always catered for special dietary needs and make the most
delicious low salt meals on request. I found out about them from
other salt skippers on the Menieres chat site and have been there
Wheelers Hill Hotel
Ferntree Gully Rd (Cnr Jells Rd)
Wheelers Hill VIC
"Fantastic Service, Fantastic food. Made a special effort for me
even down to the presentation of the food. Did not charge extra
trouble." Hazel and Richard.
The Settlement Hotel
Cnr South Gippsland Hwy & Camms Rd
Cranbourne VIC 3877
Telephone: (03) 5996 3300, 1300 366 600
"Always makes special sauces for me using unsalted ingredients
although I have to explain exactly what I canīt have each time
because they have different chefs and they forget as I donīt go
enough. Never charges extra for the extra trouble." Hazel and Richard.