There is a wonderful shopping resource online for low sodium food, Healthy Heart Market I have spent a lot of time shopping through their sauces, dressings, spices, and mixes and am so amazed with some of the choices. The first thing I have tried is this Mexican Cheese Ball Mix. I do have to say it is Super Yummy! I opted to use whipped cream cheese rather than the standard, because in reading the labels, the sodium was a little lower. The whipped cream cheese from Winn Dixie has only 65mg sodium in a tablespoon as compared to the 95mg in the whipped Philidelphia. This is also a bit lower than the 105-200mg in the standard cream cheese.
The result, i think, was a more fluffy creamy dip mix, rather than a firmer consistency to be molded easily into a ball. I didn’t mind this at all, I was just making it for dip to go with my Hint of Salt Wheat Thins, that have a great offering of only 55mg sodium per 16 cracker serving!
I popped in a movie and snacked on crackers and dip right along with the hubby just like old times! There is always a solution to help make the lifestyle changes feel more normal, you just have to take the time to look for them and adjust. Happy dipping and enjoy!
Mix the reconstituted seasoning mix with 2 8oz packages for cream cheese. For a tighter mixture to make the actual ball form, it is better to use the regular cream cheese. For a lighter dip type mixture use the whipped cream cheese. I prefer the whipped cream cheese because it is lower in sodium.
After mixing together, refrigerate for 2 hours, to allow flavors to mix well. form into a ball or just serve as a dip, whichever is preferred.
**sorry there is no picture of the finished product, it was almost gone before I remembered to take a picture 🙂 **