Hey there Boo Boo! Many of our favorite recipes call for high sodium mayonnaise. Your best friend Yogi is smarter than the average bear and has a solution for that! If you are not a Baby Boomer, you can skip the storyline and go straight for the recipe. The rest of us spent many Saturday mornings with Yogi Bear at Jellystone National Park.
There are some pricey brands of low sodium mayonnaise. You can also make homemade mayo from scratch. I worry about the raw egg. With my liver, I don’t take chances.
I keep the regular grocery store brand in the fridge for the family.
I make mine up and keep it in a glass jar in the fridge. It’s for my use, but also for making a big dish that calls for salad dressing. It has about 20 mg of sodium per Tbl. I can use it to my heart’s content!
Here’s the trick to “Fake em out easy low sodium Mayonnaise ”:
½ C mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
¼ C vinegar
1 C olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp dry mustard powder (or Westbrae mustard)
Take regular mayo or Miracle Whip and add vinegar, olive oil and stir it up!
Add lemon juice, dry mustard, and garlic powder to suit your taste.
Eating a nutritional, low sodium liver loving diet is my key to a long life. Yours too! So be careful what you grab out of that pic-a-nic basket BooBoo. Your best friend will be bringing some easy low sodium mayonnaise to help you avoid ascites.
With liver disease, whether it’s a result of Hepatitis C or not, you use a lot of low sodium recipes. Once your ascites has to be drained, you try and avoid having it done as much as possible. I know. Taking diuretics and then indulging in high salt food is counter- productive – and just plain silly. xo Karen
Does having low sodium mayonnaise help you come up with better ideas for fixing quick meals in the summer?