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Boar’s Head – Lower Sodium Options & Challenge

I had the pleasure of partnering with Boar’s Head for this awesome challenge/giveaway. I received some *complimentary* samples of Boar’s Head lower sodium meat & cheese to create some gluten-free recipes. Boar’s Head recently held a “Boar’s Head Five Borough Sandwich Battle” where voting took place for the favorite sandwich creation. While these recipes weren’t gluten-free as written, they could easily be modified to be gluten-free All of Boar’s Head’s meats, cheeses & condiments are gluten-free, which makes it even easier!

Here are the recipes:

STATEN ISLAND FERRY
(Lower Sodium Ham and Swiss)

” 4 oz Boar’s Head 42% Lower Sodium Branded Deluxe Ham, Sliced
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Low Sodium Imported Gold Label Swiss, Sliced
” 2 oz Leaf Lettuce
” 1 oz Onion, Sliced Thinly
” 1 oz Roasted Red Peppers
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Delicatessen Style Mustard
” 1 Kaiser Roll

THE PARK AVENUE
(Heart Healthy Ham and Turkey)

” 2 oz Boar’s Head 42% Lower Sodium Branded Deluxe Ham, Sliced
” 2 oz Boar’s Head Premium 47% Lower Sodium Turkey Breast, Sliced
” 1oz Boar’s Head Lacey Swiss Cheese, Sliced
” 1 oz Cucumber, Sliced Thinly
” 1 oz Leaf Lettuce
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Honey Mustard
” 2 Slices Seven Grain Bread

THE BRONX BOMBER
(Deluxe Roast Beef with Lacey Swiss Sub)

” 4 oz Boar’s Head Low Sodium Deluxe Oven Roasted Beef, Sliced Thinly
” 1 oz sliced Boar’s Head 42% Lower Sodium Provolone
” 1 oz Leaf Lettuce
” 1 oz Red Onion, Sliced Thinly
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Pub Style Horseradish Sauce
” 1 Ciabatta Roll (Sliced in Half)

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
(Lower Sodium Turkey and Provolone)

” 4 oz Boar’s Head Premium 47% Lower Sodium Turkey Breast, Sliced
” 1 oz Boar’s Head 42% Lower Sodium Provolone, Sliced
” 1 oz Leaf Lettuce
” 2 oz Tomato, Sliced
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Mayonnaise
” 2 Slices of Wheat Bread

THE AIRPORT SPECIAL
(Golden Classic Chicken Breast Sandwich)

” 4 oz Boar’s Head Golden Classicâ„¢ 47% Lower Sodium Chicken Breast, Sliced
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Lacey Swiss Low Sodium, Sliced
” 1 oz Leaf Lettuce
” 2 oz Tomato, Sliced
” 1 oz Roasted Red Peppers
” 1 oz Boar’s Head Pepperhouse Gourmaiseâ„¢
” 1 6″ French Bread Roll

I made several different sandwich creations with my Boar’s Head samples. I made a variation of “The Airport Special” using an Udi’s gluten-free bagel as the bread and using spicy brown mustard in place of the Pepperhouse Gourmaise. I also made a wrap that contained Lower Sodium Turkey Breast, cheddar cheese, mixed greens, green pepper and Boar’s Head Delicatessen Style Mustard.

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**Wrap is Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas

After browsing around the recipes on the Boar’s Head site, I could not pass this next sandwich up. I used Food for Life’s gluten-free English Muffins, cream cheese, dried apricots, sliced almonds and Lower Sodium Turkey Breast.

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***Yes, those are Snyder’s gluten-free pretzel sticks and they are to-die-for!

I think this sandwich may be a new favorite!! I love dried apricots and this adds just the right amount of sweetness, though a thin layer of apricot fruit spread may be the perfect addition! ;)

Now, what is in this for you guys….hang in there and keep reading, I promise there is fun stuff at the end. ;)

Did you know that Americans eat almost twice the recommended limit of salt each day? In fact, only 11 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diet comes from our own salt shakers and nearly eighty percent of our sodium intake comes from the sodium that is added to foods before they are sold!

We may know that diets high in salt increase blood pressure, which is a factor in heart attack and stroke, the nation’s leading causes of preventable death, but what are we doing about it?

The National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) is a New York City-led partnership of 18 companies that have committed to voluntarily reduce sodium levels in their products. Boar’s Head is the first deli company to be involved in this initiative and is the only deli company to be on target for National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) 2012 Standards.

Now, Boar’s Head wants YOU to get involved by taking part in the Boar’s Head Lower Sodium Challenge!

Boar’s Head is offering one lucky reader a Shake It Up Kit to encourage you to get excited about lower sodium options and to get you to take an extra minute to think about your daily sodium intake. The kit includes a $25 Boar’s Head Gift Card, a Boar’s Head condiment kit, and a Launch Your Assault on Salt guide.

Here is how to enter (choose 1 or all):

1. Find the item with the highest level of sodium in your pantry and brainstorm a lower sodium replacement. Leave a comment sharing your thoughts here.

2. Follow me and Boar’s Head on Twitter. Leave a comment.

3. Follow Gluten-free is Life and Boar’s Head on Facebook. Leave a comment.

4. Tweet or blog about this contest and make sure to include @kbouldin and @Boars_Head in your tweet. Leave a comment.

Good luck!! Contest ends Sunday, August 1, 2010 at midnight! One lucky winner will be chosen Monday morning.

8 comments to Boar’s Head – Lower Sodium Options & Challenge

  • Elizabeth

    Highest sodium product = husband's baked tortilla chips. Low sodium alternative = make his own chips, :)

  • Elizabeth

    I follow you on Twitter @Ebee333.

  • Elaine

    Table salt – I don't cook with this and on the occasion that some salt is needed I sparingly use Sea Salt in my grinder! just a little goes a long tasty way!

  • Stephen

    Italian Salad substitution: Previously used Ken's Italian salad dressing which contains 450 mg of sodium for every 2 tablespoons. Switched to a home-made mixture containing the following items – Olive oil (ZERO sodium) + Store brand balsamic vinager (ZERO sodium) + Penzey's Tuscan Sunset Salt free Italian Style seasoning (ZERO sodium). This results in a great Italian salad dressing with ZERO sodium. Excellent move !!

  • Stephen

    Onion Salt substitution: Previously used Penzey's Onion salt which contains 457 mg of sodium per quarter teaspoons (one serving size). Switched to the Penzey's Salt free Mural of Flavor seasoning per quarter teaspoon (one serving size) with contains ZERO sodium. This results in a great onion salt substitution for cooking chicken, fish, pork, and beef. Also great on raw vegetables. Another excellent move !!

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