Want flavorful foods without added salt? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), coordinators of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, recommends the following alternatives to spice up your meals.

Meat and Fish

Spices

Beef

Bay leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, or thyme

Chicken

Ginger, marjoram, oregano, paprika, poultry seasoning, rosemary, sage, tarragon, or thyme

Fish

Curry powder, dill, dry mustard, lemon juice, marjoram, paprika, or pepper

Vegetables

Spices

Carrots

Cinnamon, cloves, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary, or sage

Corn

Cumin, curry powder, onion, paprika, or parsley

Green beans

Dill, curry powder, lemon juice, marjoram, oregano, tarragon, or thyme

Greens

Onion or pepper

Peas

Ginger, marjoram, onion, parsley, or sage

Potatoes

Dill, garlic, onion, paprika, parsley, or sage

Summer squash

Cloves, curry powder, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary, or sage

Winter squash

Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, or onion

—K.R.