10 Mar Salt Awareness Week | 8 – 14 March | Falafel Bowl Recipe
This year, World Salt Awareness Week will take place from March 8 to 14 with the slogan:
“More flavour, Less Salt!”
COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, including how we eat. Restrictions meant less socialising and eating in restaurants and spending more time at home. Many of us have taken this opportunity to do more of our own cooking and get creative in the kitchen with new recipes and flavours, but often we still seem to think that the only way to add flavour to our cooking is by adding a big pinch of salt.
But there are many other ways to ensure your food still has that flavour punch:
- Replacing salt with chilli, citrus, fresh herbs, garlic, black pepper and spices
- Cutting back on sauces such as soy sauce, ketchup and salad dressings which can contain lots of hidden salt
- Using lower salt-stocks, or making your own low-salt stock
And remember – ALL salt is salt (even the posh sea, rock and pink salts!) and there are low-sodium alternatives available as well.
To get you started you can click on this tasty heart healthy recipe which is low in salt from the Heart Foundation: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/recipes/falafel-bowl
If you want more information or tips on how to eat healthy, you can make an appointment with our dietitian Emily Boyle by calling 03 5558 6000.