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Anyway, as I'm putting it in the freezer at work I notice it has like 1000g of sodium! That's about 50% of the daily recommendation on the box. (For a 2000 calorie diet)
This wasn't any special lean/low-fat brand, but I'm wondering before I go buy more if even the leaner brands have this much sodium?
The sodium, aside from giving what could be bland food flavor (remember, take out a lot of fat, and you take out a lot of flavor...)is essential for freeze-drying food.
I eat a Lean Cuisine almost every day for lunch, but because I *never* add salt to my food, I'm usually fine on salt. Plus, I try to drink a lot of water and keep flushing it out.
To me, the salt is worth it - because I get to have a variety of lunches, and I don't have to try to put something together before work when trying to get two kids ready, their lunches made, myself cleaned up and dressed, etc....
The reason I asked is cause a lot of foods I eat are high on sodium so I'm purposely trying to cut back on the sodium. I always go over on sodium. I also never put salt on anything. I'm not much of a salt person. Now pepper I love. :)
As for the question about the dressing... actually, no I haven't checked the content on that. Ooops. I better huh? :)
Amy's Frozen Dinners have a few options that are lower in sodium. For example, the Light in Sodium Brown Rice and Vegetable Bowl has 250 mg of sodium. The Light In Sodium Vegetable Lasagna has 340 mg. The only drawback is that you have to find out which stores carry these low lighter sodium dinners.
You can get more info from their site.