So last week I was hospitalized for, among other things, a blood pressure reading of 181/120. The paramedic was so shocked at the reading, he thought he’d done something wrong and tested me a second time. I’m doing better now but my BP is still in the 130-135/90-95 range (from a lifetime baseline of 110/80), and my doctor has recommended a low-salt diet among other fixes.
But I’m struggling to think of some good low-salt lunch options. Our faculty dining room has a daily low-salt dish, but it’s closed for the summer. Obviously processed meals and lunch meats are out, and I’ll bring leftovers from home when I can…we do have a microwave at work. I’m planning to bring fruit and raw vegetables, and small amounts of good cheese, but eventually I’ll need something more substantial.
Thanks in advance for your help. As you can imagine my life’s been turned upside down lately, and I’ve barely been able to start thinking about things like this.