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June 6, 2012 9:53 AM
I personally LOVE real roasted chicken on a sandwich, a little light mayo or mashed avocado, maybe some lettuce, muenster cheese, and a bit of pepper. The reason there is so much sodium in the lunch meat is so that it lasts for a week after you open it. If you want low sodium meat, you're going to have to cook it yourself and store it. There are a few low-sodium options for pre-packaged lunch meats, but I personally don't care for lunch meat much. I only eat it if there's nothing else! lol
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June 6, 2012 9:54 AM
I'm with everyone else who said Boar's Head. Expensive but it's better than the pre-packaged deli meat in terms of sodium. We don't eat it much so every once in a while, I'll buy it and bring a 1/2lb of their low sodium turkey and chicken breast home. Delish!
June 6, 2012 9:54 AM
i found butterball low sodium turkey breast at the deli! it IS hard to find....AND pretty pricey..$6 per pound. and i bought 3 lbs yesterday :x
June 6, 2012 9:54 AM
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The best option is to cook your own meat and use it on a sandwich. :)


this....cook a bunch of boneless skinless chicken breast and throw it in the fridge or freezer. don't buy the pre frozen chicken breast though. the sodium in some of the brands is just as bad as deli meat.


I agree chicken breast but just be careful because manufacturers love to inject it with sodium.
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June 6, 2012 9:56 AM
These are new on the market and I have found they have less sodium than Boars Head low sodium turkey.

http://healthy-ones.com/hearthealthyfood.php

6 slices is 320mg of sodium. For the turkey that is...
Edited by Erica27511 On June 6, 2012 9:57 AM
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June 6, 2012 10:12 AM
Hi:

When I started MFP last April I was shocked regarding lunch meat calories and sodium.

I recommend Wal-Mart Great Value - All Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 4 oz ( 112 G). It is frozen. I bake the chicken and I can eat more ounces. See the following breakdown for 4 ounces:

110 calories
190 sodium
-0- Carbs
240 potassium
-0- fiber
45 Cholestrol

I hope this helps.
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June 6, 2012 10:50 AM
Boar's Head does make a no salt added turkey. comes in at about 50mg per 2oz. Keep in mind it won't taste like the other varieties, but I've gotten used to it. Pair that with swiss cheese and it's rather low in sodium especially compared to everything else.
June 6, 2012 12:03 PM
Jennie O carries a great tasting low-sodium turkey in the deli department!!
June 6, 2012 12:15 PM
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Boar's Head does make a no salt added turkey. comes in at about 50mg per 2oz. Keep in mind it won't taste like the other varieties, but I've gotten used to it. Pair that with swiss cheese and it's rather low in sodium especially compared to everything else.


Where have you found this?? Would love to try, but they don't sell it at the main grocery store I typically shop at.
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June 7, 2012 2:55 PM
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Boar's Head does make a no salt added turkey. comes in at about 50mg per 2oz. Keep in mind it won't taste like the other varieties, but I've gotten used to it. Pair that with swiss cheese and it's rather low in sodium especially compared to everything else.


Where have you found this?? Would love to try, but they don't sell it at the main grocery store I typically shop at.

If you go to their website you can see if they have a store in your area. They have it at all our local grocery stores. I'm in Philly, USA
June 7, 2012 3:21 PM
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Boar's Head does make a no salt added turkey. comes in at about 50mg per 2oz. Keep in mind it won't taste like the other varieties, but I've gotten used to it. Pair that with swiss cheese and it's rather low in sodium especially compared to everything else.


Where have you found this?? Would love to try, but they don't sell it at the main grocery store I typically shop at.


I'm in Northern VA. Get it at a Harris Teeter grocery store.
June 7, 2012 3:28 PM
QUOTE:

Boar's Head does make a no salt added turkey. comes in at about 50mg per 2oz. Keep in mind it won't taste like the other varieties, but I've gotten used to it. Pair that with swiss cheese and it's rather low in sodium especially compared to everything else.


I've been eating this for lunch every day for a few weeks now, and I love it. Another good choice is their Deluxe Low Sodium Oven Roasted Beef - Cap-Off Top Round - 80 mg for 2 oz.
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June 7, 2012 3:31 PM
What I do is buy skinless boneless chicken, cook it, cut it up, fridge it and use that as sandwich meat.
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June 7, 2012 3:32 PM
I had no idea how much sodium that stuff has, so easy to throw a sandwhich together and just look at the 60cals for 6 slices
June 7, 2012 3:32 PM
Thin 'n' trim has all lower sodium products from what the deli people told me! I usually just get chicken or turkey though cause everything else has to be higher I'm sure!
June 7, 2012 3:33 PM
Boar's Head has an amazing selection of lower sodium lunch meats and cheeses. They range from 25% to 47% lower sodium. They are the only lunch meats and cheeses I buy. They are a bit pricer but the taste is worth it. For packaged products....Hillshire Farms has reduced sodium meats but the selection is not as varied as Boar's Head.
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June 7, 2012 3:34 PM
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The best option is to cook your own meat and use it on a sandwich. :)


^ I agree!
June 7, 2012 3:34 PM
I;m on low sodium also, <1500 mgday. I foind out the best meat is roast beef, has a lot less sodum than in the same sise (oz) of chicken or turkey. Run 6 oz of each, beef, chicken and turkey in your food log and see for yourself.
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June 7, 2012 3:36 PM
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does anyone know if the sodium content in the lunchmeat you can buy from the deli counter is high?


Depends on the brand, unless it specifically says "Low Sodium" it's pretty much all high in it. I have been told that Boar's Head and Dietz & Watson are the best, pricey and sometimes hard to find, but good.
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June 7, 2012 3:37 PM
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Hi Matt from Philly.
You can get Boars Head Brand Low Sodium lunch meats
http://www.boarshead.com/nutrition.php

or

Dietz and Watson
http://www.dietzandwatson.com/our-products/low-sodium/

Debbie from Philly


I buy the Boar's Head Low Sodium Turkey Breast and it is really delicious! Being that I don't like ham, this is now the only lunch meat I buy if I want a sandwich.
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June 7, 2012 3:51 PM
I use Boar's Head reduced or no salt added deli. I must admit the no salt added turkey is BLAND. But, I add mustard, sauteed vegetables, or salsa and it is definitely edible. I too am on a reduced sodium diet. I like the reduced sodium cheeses (swiss and provolone. Your best bet is to roast your own meat and slice it thin.
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June 7, 2012 3:51 PM
This is opening my eyes! I don't really look at how much sodium I eat daily, but after reading this, i'm going to try cooking my own lunch meat. Thanks of the suggestions and advice! You guys rock :)
June 7, 2012 6:53 PM
I looked at the Hillshire Farm Lower Sodium product at the store and it was still like, 460mg of sodium. That's not much less than the Oscar Meyer Deli stuff I've been eating. That was a little disappointing. :( I may have to start making my own lunch meat from chicken and such. I never realized how high the sodium was in these packaged lunch meats!
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June 7, 2012 7:31 PM
I pay attention to sodium in everything - not only for health reasons, but for weight loss purposes. It's one reason I eat as few prepackaged/processed foods as possible. I treat myself once in a while, but only if it won't hurt my daily allowance.
  21129401
June 7, 2012 7:34 PM
I pay zero attention to sodium. don't need to. but I do know that the great value deli sliced meats aren't too bad in that department, if for whatever reason you are concerned about sodium.
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