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Cooking without salt for the first time can be strange and scary since it is basically in every recipe. When you start cooking salt free, it may take a couple of weeks before your palate truly gets used to the change. Typically, after we try something about 14 times we are generally accustomed to the flavors. So if you are about to embark on a salt free journey, do not give up. Recognize that changing your entire cooking habits takes some getting used to, but you are strong and can do this!

And the magical thing about cooking is that salt is not the only spice available. There are hundreds of different spices and herbs that enhance your dish without limiting on flavor. Don’t live in an area with access to a vast spice supply? Use the internet to purchase different spices from around the world! Start growing your own fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Fresh herbs are more potent and flavorful than their dried counterparts.

Create spice blends and rubs to create unique flavors. The possibilities really are endless and there are a number of great resources for low sodium recipes and cooking, a few are listed below:

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