Decreasing sodium is sometimes a challenge for people who need to cook most of their meals quickly because so many store-bought convenience products are high in sodium. For example, canned beans or canned tomatoes from your grocery store have much more salt than fresh. If sodium is a concern for you, look for "no-salt-added" products, or read the labels on organic products, which are sometimes significantly lower in sodium than their non-organic counterparts. Balance out a high-sodium meal by eating plenty of low-sodium foods, such as fresh produce, during the rest of the day.


Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Chili con Carne with Beans.