salt alternatives

Did you know that too much sodium can increase your blood pressure and put stress on the heart? I was shocked to learn that just 1/4 teaspoon of salt contains 580 mg of sodium or 25% of your daily value. Fortunately, there are some tasty alternatives to give your food that savory flavor. Gomasio is a blend of sesame seeds with a dash of sea salt that goes good with most anything. Coconut Aminos are the perfect low-sodium and gluten-free alternative to soy sauce. Nutritional yeast is another versatile seasoning that adds a hint of cheesy flavor and is loaded with B12 and protein. Happy seasoning!

I recently read Atomic Habits by James Clear and was really inspired to take my organizational skills to the next level. The book lays out easy ways to build good habits and break bad ones, and emphasizes that tiny changes made every day can lead to remarkable results. I use this free printable habit tracker to monitor my progress and it's been really helpful.

The election is less than 2 weeks away, and it's really important that you cast your vote - not only for the president but for many local officials and initiatives. There are so many different things to vote on that it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing, so I recommend looking at local "Voter Guides" from organizations you trust. I consulted Courage California's Progressive Voters Guide to help make my decisions.

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