Some gadgets that can help with a healthy lifestyle:
A useful gadget for tracking your food and exercise. Note it tracks salt and fat consumption butnot cholesterol
This gadget is
joggers, but is an
easy way to
measure and pace
both walking and
I do not have
control over the
individual items in
the two ads below,
so they may all not
be appropriate for
LS/LF diets, but
Almost everyone cooks at home and home cooking becomes more important in the case of LS/LF diets since American restaurants seem addicted to salt and fat. On this page we will focus on recipes available at other web sites but include a few modifications we have made of standard recipes.
Bread - "The Staff of Life"
The basic problem is that bread is one of the few products where salt actually serves a useful function other than flavor. The North Dakota State University web site (wheat is a major crop in ND) has the following discussion of the issue:
"Can Salt In Yeast Bread Be Omitted? This question is often asked because of the number of people interested in lowering their sodium intake. The answer is no if a traditional product is to result. A no-salt bread will be safe and edible but will have a less compact texture than those to which salt has been added. The salt in yeast bread helps control the action of the yeast. Yeast doughs without salt are sticky and hard to handle. Bread made without salt may need slightly less yeast and careful watching during the rising period, as they will tend to over-rise more easily. The flavor of no salt bread is very bland." (Other writers have used the word "insipid".)
Well, if you are addicted to salt then no salt bread does taste different, especially if you each it plain. But with jam or gravy it tastes good. You can also add you favorite no salt herbs and spices to customize a recipe.
The Daily Dish.com This is a low salt site that has a lot of recipes of interest to families with young children. Some recipes are not low fat, but generally these are easy to convert by using oil instead of butter and EggBeater-like products instead of eggs.
Cooks.com (Does not give specific nutition information.)
Recipezaar is a general pupose recipe website that lets you search on special features, like low sodium and low cholesterol. Results show nutrition information. But many of the results show recipes inconsistent with what you searched for. If they improve their search engine, this site could be very helpful. Otherwise, check your results carefully.
NY Times Recipes for Health Not all these recipes are LS/LF, but most are. Nutrition information is not given, but it should be clear that recipes with multiple eggs are bad and salt should be limited or eliminated. But most recipes here are vegetable based and more interesting that many other sources. (Free registration required.)
* Note that if you want to use bottled eggs whites for these recipes,
the pasteurization process used in making them may impair their ability to be
beaten into meringue-like dishes. Check the label of the package and if in doubt use eggs you separate.
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