Consuming less than 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day (for a 2000 calorie diet) is the recommendation in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If high blood pressure is a concern, it is recommended to stay under 1500 milligrams per day (also for a 2000 calorie diet). So if you are eating 3 meals a day, you want to stay under about 750 milligrams per meal. Need an example of low sodium versus high sodium?

A McDonald's(R) Big Mac has 960 mg, medium fries have 190 mg, and a small vanilla shake has 160mg, all equaling 1310mg...and that's just 1 meal.

But don't worry...food can still taste good with less salt! Allrecipes has over 2500 recipes that are considered low sodium. Here are 6 recipes to get you started:

1) Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Who says brown rice is only for dinner? Not here! Brown rice, egg, and fruit come together for a protein-packed and filling breakfast.

2) Quinoa Muffins

Savory quinoa muffins with cheese and veggies are a gluten-free accompaniment to soup or salad or a portable snack.

3) Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

Why eat salty fries when yams and kale are an option?

4) Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Make this cranberry and quinoa salad on Sundays to pack for lunch during the week. Your coworkers will be very jealous.

5) Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Chili powder and lime juice are such a flavorful combo for these chicken. Pass the skewer, please.

6) ABC Pudding - Avocado, Banana, Chocolate Delight

Three simple ingredients are all you need for a rich and chocolaty pudding that is dairy-free.

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