Salt gets a bad rep. Doctors and everyone else will tell you to cut back on your salt. But ya know what I say? I say to myself, “Self, pass the salt.” And self does.
Really. I have a love affair with salt. And I always felt bad about our relationship. I was a closet salt user. I think food tastes rather bland without it. And when I was pregnant, I ate so much that I should have swollen up like a big bloated balloon.
But I kicked my guilt to the curb when our family started using Redmond Real Salt last year…now I proudly tout my daily use of salt. Please pass the salt. Booya.
For years we’ve heard that salt is terrible for you – it makes you unhealthy. Cut back on it or die. Basically, right? Pish Posh. Self, pass the salt. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that most of what the mainstream medical community tells us doesn’t amount to a hill of beans to me. *Ducking at the thrown stones*
The truth is, salt is ESSENTIAL for life. Salt is needed for the function of our nerves and muscles. The truth is also, that all salts are not the same. So yes, maybe the iodized white salt we buy at the grocery is bad for us…but we’ve found a salt that is NOT bad for us.
We use Redmond Real Salt. And we use it plentifully. Redmond salt comes from a salt mine in Utah – straight to your table.
Real Salt is free of additives unlike most of the salt you’ll find in the store. It’s also full of minerals – minerals your body needs. Did you know that some salts in the store actually contain SUGAR?! Man, they’re trying to sock us full of sugar any time they can.
You’ll see small flecks in your Real Salt – because it’s not bleached and you can see the trace minerals. I like that. Plus, I think it’s pretty…almost like glitter – and I have to take what I can get since Barry has banned glitter from this house.
You don’t have to be ashamed of your salt usage any more – just switch to the good stuff. Salt up those veggies baby!
So, in the spirit of all things frugal, let me go ahead and tell you something – this stuff isn’t cheap. Salt in the store, it’s cheapo.
Redmond will cost you about $6-8/lb. The stuff in the store is like $1 or something. But, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – there is a difference between being cheap and frugal.
Living frugally is being a good steward of what the Lord gives you. If that means that I spend more on salt to give my family the good stuff, then to me that means I’m being a good steward of that grocery budget. Booya. Please pass the salt.
More Than Alive is giving away 1 pound of Redmond Real Salt to one of my readers! Wooooo! To enter, just leave a comment below telling me exactly how you feel about salt. That’s it. 😉 I will take entries until Friday, January 25th at midnight EST.