Sometimes when you’re just hanging out, all you wanna do is grab a bag of potato chips and munch away until your appetite is satisfied. Salty foods are fine in moderation, but if you often find yourself eating lots of food high in sodium, you could be damaging your health. Diets high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn can cause heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease.

So to save your health down the road, you might want to cut out foods from your everyday diet that are high in sodium. Check out these simple recipes that are high in deliciousness and low in excess salt content.

1. Homemade Granola


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This homemade cinnamon granola is the perfect low-sodium breakfast to start the day. Add some banana slices to get a good dose of potassium.

2. Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom Egg White Bites


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These egg white bites can be a good snack, appetizer, or fun breakfast. Egg whites are notorious for being low in sodium and high in protein.

3. Cauliflower Fried Rice


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This deliciously creative cauliflower fried rice is a great healthy alternative to sodium-packed Chinese fried rice takeout. It’s low-carb, low-sodium, and full of great flavors.

4. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tacos


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These black bean and squash tacos are packed with protein and fiber and will curb your taco craving without dishing out tons of unnecessary salt.

5. Lemon Quinoa and Peas


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In just 20 minutes, you can have an entire healthy meal done. This lemon and pea quinoa is full of protein and only requires five ingredients.

6. Spaghetti Squash


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Usually spaghetti squash takes 40 minutes to cook in the oven, but with this hack you can have it ready in just 20 minutes. The squash is low in sodium and you can top it with your favorite tomato or pesto sauce.

7. Veggie Pasta Primavera


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You can make a healthy and filling meal with this veggie pasta primavera recipe in just 20 minutes.

8. Fruit Salsa


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Instead of the normal chips and salsa that are full of added salt, try making this fruit salsa with cinnamon chips as a snack.

9. Chia and Flaxseed Oatmeal


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You can make this healthy chia and flaxseed oatmeal in the microwave in just four minutes. It’s full of protein and fiber and low in sodium.

10. Chickpea, Sweet Potato, and Apple Farro Salad


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Try this chickpea, sweet potato, and apple farro salad for dinner when you want a super delicious and healthy meal.

11. Melon Basil Summer Rolls


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These melon basil rolls make for the perfect summer meal. They’re crunchy, colorful, delicious, and low in salt.

12. Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Linguine


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In just 20 minutes, you can make this delicious and healthy shrimp scampi. Shrimp are surprisingly healthy and are full of Vitamin B12, Selenium, and protein.

13. Eggplant Caponata


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Make this super fancy eggplant caponata dish when you’re tryna be impressive. Not only will your dinner guests be amazed at your elevated cooking skills, but they’ll also be begging for the recipe.

14. Chicken Burrito Wrap


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This chicken burrito wrap uses only the freshest and healthiest ingredients to make one fantastic lunch or dinner meal. It’s high in protein and fiber, and low in sodium.

15. Green Smoothie


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In just 5 minutes, you can make this simple and healthy green smoothie that’s packed with antioxidants and superfoods. The color may make you hesitant, but I promise it’s actually really delicious and is loaded with vitamins to keep you healthy.