Salt Awareness Week will take place 8 - 14 March 2021 and this year our theme is 'More Flavour, Less Salt'!
The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, including how we eat. Restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of the virus have meant that rather than socialising and eating in restaurants, cafes and outdoor markets, we are now spending more time at home. This, for many has meant more time cooking at home and recreating much loved dishes. During this unusual times, this is an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen with new recipes and flavours.
It may seem as though the only way to add flavour to home-cooked meals is with a big pinch of salt, but there are so many other ways to ensure your food packs a flavoursome punch! This Salt Awareness Week, we will be providing simple tips to help you use less salt, including:
- 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!) but there are low-sodium alternatives for those who need a little more time to adjust to a less salty taste.
This Salt Awareness Week, help us celebrate home cooking – the meals that shape our cultures and societies, the meals we grew up with and the recipes we’ve tried and loved. All with More Flavour, Less Salt!