Where can I find low-salt recipes for cooking from scratch that are quick and easy for working parents?

(6 Posts)
hm32 Tue 09-Apr-13 20:54:23

Any good books? Websites? Need to be able to make something for us that the baby can eat too (pureed atm, obviously mashed and then whole later on).

LowLevelWhinging Tue 09-Apr-13 20:57:03

surely any recipe is low salt, just leave out the salt?

and obviously avoid salty ingredients such as sausage or bacon.

LowLevelWhinging Tue 09-Apr-13 21:04:42

sorry that wasn't helpful. So here's the baby led weaning website. You could always puree recipes if you don't want to go full on BLW.

Also Annabel Karmel

or River Cottage baby and toddler book

Drladybird Tue 09-Apr-13 21:20:16

When my little one started eating, I just stopped cooking with salt and then added it afterwards if need be. To be honest though, I think my taste buds have adjusted and so now I don't need to have so much salt. Has to be a good thing.
If of any interest, I post my no salt, no refined sugar, vegetarian recipes here: broccoliandricecakes.wordpress.com/

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 10-Apr-13 12:05:50

Any recipe in a cookbook that starts with fresh ingredients like meat, fish, pulses and vegetables, will automatically be lower in salt (even if you add a pinch in the cooking) than foods that are ready-made or heavily processed in some way. So authors that focus on fairly traditional European dishes and basic cooking techniques aren't a bad place to start.

The salty ingredients to be aware of and use sparingly are things like cheese, bacon/ham/charcuterie, Marmite, stock cubes. If a recipe says 'a teaspoon' of salt, try half or a quarter teaspoon

tigerlilygrr Fri 12-Apr-13 09:17:50

I never put any salt in any meal (genuinely my only exception is homemade bread). Don't miss it all and now when I have a takeaway or microwave meal, I often wake up in the middle of the night craving a drink. OP you won't miss it, especially if you phase it out (my entire family scatter salt liberally on anything, so I wasn't brought up this way).

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