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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sodium Sodium Sodium

As I mentioned yesterday, I am not a great cook and neither do I love to be in the kitchen but since I became a mother, I had to venture into the pantry to be able to make some food for Natanael. He will only eat it if he sees the steam from the stove and had an opportunity to stir it. Maybe he will be a chef but that is a different topic for another day.

Since he loves tomatoes, I try to make dishes that involve tomatoes. During the summer, this was quite inexpensive because I grew my own garden. Since the fall and the winter, buying fresh tomatoes has become quite expensive and we eat a lot of it. Someone or somewhere I read suggested to try canned tomatoes to reduce the cost.

Little did I know what I got myself into!

When I looked at the nutritional facts and looked at the sodium content, it was over 1400mg for one can! One can of tomatoes! They try to make me feel better by stating that one serving which is 1/2 cup is 220mg but who cooks with half a cup? I normally use the whole thing. My curioristy grew and looked at the organic pasta sauce I use to cut corners so I do not have to make it from scratch and the sodium content for one jar was 1800mg! Here I am trying to feed my son organic food but saturating his food with sodium.

Oh Well! Back to square one with fresh tomatoes. Next summer, I will plant and grow as much tomatoes as I can and freeze it for the winter.

Stay Tuned.


  1. I always read the contents. Lots of chemicals in processed food too. I buy fresh fruit and veg, but never tomatoes out of season. Sounds like your little man isn't a fussy eater - introduce him to other veg that are fresh now.

  2. Thanks. I am trying to introduce some new stuff to him