Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lower Sodium Lunch


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar's Head for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's a new year. And so many of us are trying to fit food goals into our resolutions. Now, as I've said before, I don't make resolutions because I simply think they set us up to fail and then feel guilty. And as far as diet plans go, I live by the "all things in moderation" mantra. However, I too am always looking for ways to sneak healthier foods into our meals. No because we won't eat them if we know they are a tad better for us, but "sneak in" as far as taste goes. When something touches my tongue I don't want my first thought to be "Oh this must be the healthier version." So when I had the chance to try the new Boar's Head lower sodium deli meats and cheeses I jumped at the opportunity.

Boar's Head is a name synonymous with great tasting deli items, many of which I used for simple lunches. And now they have over 20 Lower Sodium products to choose from. I decided to work with The Branded Deluxe Ham, which is 42% less sodium and the White American Cheese which is 25% lower sodium. Plus, both are gluten free! The ham is also milk free, and is certified by the American Heart Association as a heart healthy food! From Bologna and Turkey to Provolone and Swiss, there is something for everyone in the lower sodium choices!

This salad makes a great lunch or brunch. Serve it as is, or with some crackers or pita chips on the side. How many times a week do you hit a drive-thru on your lunch break? This makes a great take along meal or even a quick snack. It's light yet filling and satisfying. And knowing you're eating something with less sodium, only adds to the satisfaction! Be sure to look for the new Boar's Head Lower Sodium products the next time you visit your local deli counter!

Ham and Cheese Salad Adapted from Boar's Head
1/2 lb. Boar's Head Lower Sodium Deluxe Ham, sliced thick and diced
1/2 lb. Boar's Head Lower Sodium White American cheese, sliced thick and diced
3-4 large radishes, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 c. Honey Dijon salad dressing
1 tsp. dried parsley, plus extra for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large bowl combine all ingredients except dressing. Gently toss to combine. Pour dressing over, and mix well until coated. Chill until serving, at least 15 minutes. Garnish with extra parsley.


Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Jan. 17, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Jan. 18, 2013
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3 comments:

Lisa Hitzeman said...

I had no idea that Boar's Head had lower sodium products. I really try to keep sodium down in my famiy's diet, so I'm definitely going to have to look for this at my grocery store! Your salad looks delicious, too. Perfect for lunch!!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This looks like a salad that we will really enjoy. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kim of Mo Betta said...

This looks yummy! Visiting from The Better Baker's Weekend Potluck.