Heart-Healthy Product Recommendations

Heart Health Recommends

The list below contains some of our Recommended products and brands.  Each stands out as being a heart-healthy option in its class… although some are best reserved as an occasional snack rather than a regular meal.

For general tips on finding healthy options, see our Shopping for Heart Health page.

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  • 4C Salt Free Bread Crumbs
    4C makes it easy to limit the sodium in your diet. 4C Salt Free Seasoned Crumbs are zesty and flavorful, but contain no saturated fat and no sodium. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where to Buy 4C bread crumbs are available at many supermarkets, and at Amazon.com.
  • Angelic Bakehouse Bread & Wraps
    Angelic’s Reduced Sodium and No Salt Added products are vegan, kosher, non-GMO, and low fat. Given all that, we weren’t expecting much from the flavor or texture. We were therefore surprised to find that this bread is good. It has a nice flavor and a soft but firm texture that’s great for sandwiches. Note that … Read more
  • Annie’s Reduced Sodium Macaroni and Cheese
    Sometimes we just crave comfort food. And for those of us that grew up in the Uniter States, packaged macaroni and cheese brings back great childhood memories! Sadly, most packaged mac & cheese is loaded with sodium… but there is one brand that is paying attention to our health needs. Annie’s makes a reduced sodium* … Read more
  • Coleman Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
    Hot dogs are an integral part of the American diet, and one of the hardest things to give up. Sadly, they are also very high in saturated fat and sodium. Coleman Natural beef hot dogs have less than half the sodium of most other brands (260 mg) and 3.5 g of saturated fat. Their beef is raised … Read more
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
    Bread is almost always high in sodium, and is often high in fats. The folks at Dave’s Killer Bread have created a line of bread and baked goods that are lower in sodium and fat, packed with healthy whole grains, and surprisingly tasty! In addition to half a dozen types of bread – including whole … Read more
  • Fischer & Wieser Sauces
    Fischer and Wieser make a great variety of sauces, salsas, jams, and salad dressings. Most are low sodium, and many are sodium free. Our favorites are the Roasted Pineapple Habañero Sauce, and the Mango Ginger Habañero Sauce. They have great flavor and a nice “kick” without being too hot, and both are zero sodium! See … Read more
  • Golden Home Ultra Thin Pizza Crust
    Golden Home ultra thin pizza crusts are a great start at building a heart-healthy pizza… perfect when paired with Silver Palate San Marzano Low Sodium Pizza Sauce! One-third of a crust has just 0.5 g of saturated fat, and 80 mg of sodium. Golden home also offers whole-wheat crusts. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where … Read more
  • Grillman’s Black Angus Beef Franks
    These all natural, uncured beef hotdogs are the lowest sodium option we’ve found, and they taste great! They have just 220 mg of sodium – less than half what you find in most hot dogs. They are a little high in saturated fat, coming in at 6 g, but they are great for an occasional … Read more
  • Harry & David Cheese Dips
    These dips are smooth, rich, and filled with cheesy flavor. The Dos Quesos dip has 2 g of fat of 50 mg of sodium in a two tablespoon serving. The Jalapeno Tomato Cheese Dip has 6 g of fat and 65 mg of sodium. These dips can also be used as sauces to add cheese … Read more
  • Herb-Ox Sodium Free Bouillon
    Stock and bouillon are common ingredients in cooking, but they are usually very high in sodium. Herb-Ox makes sodium-free chicken and beef bouillon. Add a burst of flavor to gravies, marinades, soups, stews, rice dishes, pasta dishes and stir-fries Herb-Ox is a Hormel Foods company. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where to Buy Herb-Ox products … Read more
  • King’s Hawaiian Bread
    Shopping for heart-healthy foods – and especially low-sodium foods – is often frustrating. Selection is very limited, and some of the available products are frankly not very palatable. This is especially true of bread, which is almost always high in sodium, and is often high in fats. King’s Hawaiian Breads are a rare exception. They … Read more
  • La Banderita Low Sodium Tortillas
    It’s not clear why, but low sodium tortillas are hard to find. Fortunately, La Banderita tortillas are widely available and tasty. Each tortilla has 1.5 g of saturated fat, and just 85 mg of sodium. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where to Buy La Banderita products are available at many supermarkets, and at Amazon.com.
  • Mr. Spice Sauces
    For people on low sodium diets, one of the hardest things to find is a good sauce – especially an Asian style sauce. Mr. Spice makes a range of sauces, including Honey BBQ, Ginger Stir-Fry, Garlic Steak, Honey Mustard, Indian Curry, Hot Wing, and more. All products are either sodium-free or low-sodium, gluten free, and … Read more
  • Mr. Tortilla
    Mr. Tortilla advertises their products as being keto-friendly, but they are also very low sodium. Each of these small, 6-inch tortillas has just 40 mg. And with 0 grams of saturated fat, and no cholesterol, these tortillas are truly heart-healthy. They come in several flavors: multigrain, pico de gallo, 3 chiles, and savory spinach. We’ve … Read more
  • Mrs Dash Spices & Marinades
    Mrs Dash is a venerable brand… they’ve been around since 1983, and they are a great option for anyone trying to reduce their sodium. They produce a full line of salt-free products, including seasoning, spice mixtures and marinade. The brand seems to have a bit of a stodgy reputation, but they actually produce a wide … Read more
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn
    Popcorn is a great snack – high in fiber and low in calories – except when it’s loaded with saturated fat and sodium! Most brands of popcorn load up these cheap flavor enhancers, and turn a healthy snack into a minefield for your heart. Fortunately, Orville Redenbacher makes two popcorns that preserved the health benefits … Read more
  • Silver Palate Low Sodium Pasta & Pizza Sauces
    For some reason, companies seem to feel compelled to add salt – lots of salt – to pasta sauces! A typical supermarket sauce contains 18-30% of the Daily Value of sodium, in just a single serving! Surprisingly, Silver Palate – a brand best known for their passion for flavorful food – has produced not one, … Read more
  • Sprouts No Salt Added Marinara Sauce
    For some reason, companies seem to feel compelled to add salt – lots of salt – to pasta sauces! A typical supermarket sauce contains 18-30% of the Daily Value of sodium, in just a single serving! No surprisingly, Sprouts Farmers Market, which is dedicated to fresh, healthy food, has a no-salt-added organic marinara sauce that’s … Read more
  • Taco Bell Sauce
    For those of use who love Mexican food, it’s very frustrating that so many sauces, salsas, and spices are loaded with sodium. We recently found an exception – a flavorful taco sauce that’s very low in sodium. Surprisingly, it’s from Taco Bell! The sauce comes in three heat levels – mild, hot, and fire! All … Read more
  • Tostitos Lightly Salted Corn Chips
    Sometimes you just have a craving for a snack, and Tostitos Lightly Salted corn chips are a good choice. A one-ounce serving has 1 g of Saturated Fat, and 55 mg of Sodium. These chip easily meet the FDA guideline for a Low Sodium designation (140 mg / serving)… we don’t know why that’s not … Read more