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Herbs and Spices

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Herbs and spices, in addition to flavor, may also provide phytochemicals, which may be heart-healthy, fight cancer or enhance the immune system.

A physician should approve salt substitute. Potassium chloride is found in many salt substitutes. Too much potassium can be harmful if you have kidney problems or if you are taking certain medications.  Some substitutes or "light" salts contain salt and you may not actually reduce your sodium intake if you use too much.

Herbs & Spices

Use in These Foods to Enhance Flavor Instead of Salt

Allspice Stews, Soups, Ground Meats, BBQ Sauce, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Fish

Beef, Lamb, Seafoods, Soups, Stews, Stewed on Fresh Tomatoes, Sauces, and Italian Dishes

Bay Leaves Meats, Poultry, Soups, Stews and Spaghetti Dishes

Salads, Sauces, Soups, Stews, Fish, Meats, and Vegetables


Fruits (especially apples), Breads, Pork, Fish, Squash, and Sweet Potatoes

Chili Powder

Ground Meats, Casseroles, Corn, Seafood, French Dressing, and Soups


Fruits, Roasted Meats, Squash and Baked Fish

Curry Powder

Lamb, Chicken, Fish, Beef, and Vegetables

Garlic (not salt)

Casseroles, Meats, Salads, Vegetables, and Tomato Dishes


Chicken, Oriental Vegetables, Fruits, and Pork

Lemon or Lime Juice

Vegetables, Meats, Fish, Seafoods, Salads, and Fruit


Hot Breads, Fruit Salads, Fish, and Veal

Marjoram Lamb, Salmon, Eggplant, and Green Salad

Ground Meats, Fish, Salads, Sauces, Beans, and Chicken


Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Fruits and Vegetables


Soups, Stews, Italian Casserole, Steaks, Seafoods, and Tomatoes


Chicken, Fish, Meats, Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, and Wax Beans


Salads, Broiled Meats, Baked and Stewed Meats, Poultry, Soups, Tomato, and Tomato Sauces


Meats, Fish, Poultry, Dressing, Potatoes, Peas, and Lamb

Sage Turkey , Dressing, Poultry, and Fish

Salad Dressings, Marinades, Sauces, Fish, Meats, and Poultry


Fish, Meats, Poultry, Vegetables, and Rice