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#1 keepnthafaith

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

Im in need of some low sodium foods for kids party. I will have a few lollies there for them, but one of the boys has nephrotic sydrome and is on a LOW sodium diet so instead of saying no to him for just about everything i would normally let them eat for their party i just wont have those kinds of foods there meaning no party pies,chips,sausages etc...

ill find out tomorrow if my baby is allergic to nuts too so they may need too be nut free too!

I'm doing cut up fruits on a stick, if i can find some low sodium bread ill do fairy bread, i think ill do jelly too in a cone or in a cup with a freddo?

hes still on the mend and not all that well so i dont want to let him have too much bad foods but dont want him to completely miss out.

hes allowed 120mg sodium per 100g

#2 kim11

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

Unfortunately most bread in Australia is high in sodium- I just checked it out for my Dad who was visiting from Canada. Ask his Mum if they use a certain brand of bread.

Also air popped popcorn should be ok- get a brown paper lunch bag avialable at woolies, put in raw popcorn, spray with a light spray of oil spray stuff, fold top of bag and put in the microwave for about 2 minutes. You might need to try a few times to get the right time. My microwave takes 3 minutes for about 1/4-/12 cup of popcorn. You can tell it is done when there is lots of popping close together and it starts to slow a bit. I take out the popped popcorn and put the rest back in.  I have also burnt a lot until I knew my times!

-Could you do homemade meat pies or sausage rolls? I am not sure how much sodium is in basic pastry, but you could make a meat filling with less sodium. But I use spaghetti sauce for a meat pie base and that has lots of sodium in it. My husband says to use basic tomato sauce- I think the woolies brand is actually the best.

-Might sound silly but you can make chips out of all sorts of vegetables- KAle, beatroot,  sweet potatoes- coudl beinteresting and colourful
- I make chips out of lebanese flat bread- use a spread nad garlic powder- or just toast the bread in the oven and serve with a dip- some kids like sour cream and chive dip etc, hommus

sorry, that is all I can think of. Good luck

#3 Crap Napper

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

That's so nice of you to make that party food all suitable for him, things like that make a big difference when a kid already feels different.

How about things like:
home made oven dried apple chips
Chicken wings (BBQ or oven cooked) - marinate yourself in something not salty, like olive oil, garlic, herbs and lemon with a brush of honey for stickiness when nearly done?
Pikelets with unsalted butter and hundreds of thousands
Orange halves filled with jelly, then cut in half again
Decorated mini meringue type things

Edited by Schnitzelvonkrumb, 18 November 2012 - 08:27 AM.


#4 keepnthafaith

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for the ideas! ill give some a go this week and see if the kids like them, then ill make for the party!

home made chips are a good idea! i think ill have to buy one of those dryer thingys you can make veg chips in!

Pastry alone has more than double what hes allowed! i never realised how much sodium is in EVERYTHING! i havent found a bread that hes allowed to have yet. Even self raising flour has too much sodium!





#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

Could you ask his parens for advice on what products would  be suitable?

#6 keepnthafaith

Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

sorry! we have all boys and always refer to them as the boys lol so i didnt mean one of the kids coming, i meant its our boy! :-) (my step son)

hes only just been diagnosed and out of hospital a week now so we are still new to finding foods that will suit his new diet & that a 2.5 yr old will like! although hes not overly fussy! in saying that though his mother does say he wont eat hardly anything for her just bread and corn and bits and pieces, everything i seem to hand him he eats straight away! (when i say hand him its because i dont ask do you want this because the answer is always no, if i just hand it to him he eats it!)



#7 EsmeLennox

Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Aahhhh, I took it to mean a guest! Makes it a bit hard to ask for advice then, hey lol.

#8 EBeditor

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Fruit skewers
Unsalted popcorn
Pikelets made with unsalted butter and served with jam
frog in the pond made with jelly and freddo is a good idea
I'm sure there'd be some kind of low-sodium chicken marinade for chicken wings.

#9 kez71

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

would filo pastry have less salt? if it is you could try it for sausage rolls, or make your own pastry?
have you googled low salt party food? probably loads of choices

#10 butterflies

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

strawberries dipped in chocolate or if you have a chocolate fountain get some fruit to dip in the chocolate.

air popped popcorn (you can get cheap machines that do this)

fruit punch

Not sure about arrowroot biscuits, but they can decorate their own with icing sugar and put lollies on them



#11 keepnthafaith

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

i did google it but couldnt find much! would it be weird to cook corn on the cob and have that out? both our big boys just LOVE corn on the cob.

boys love strawberries dipped in chocolate ill just have to check how much sodium in the chocolate first!

ohh arrowroot biscuits decorated would have been perfect but i just checked the packed and its 272 so too much!

I would have to find sausage meat thats low in salt too because thats usually high too!

so far i have
fruit skewers
pop corn (home made so no salt)
jelly with frogs
fruit punch for drinks

ill have some lollies out too...

so still need a few more things!

i know the birthday cake will probaly have too much salt dont know how ill go there just have to give him a tiny tiny peice.

#12 Razman

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

One of the most popular items at DS's 4th birthday was corn on the cob

ETA Just checked calorie king and for fresh corn on the cob 3mg/100g

Edited by Razman, 19 November 2012 - 10:55 AM.


#13 butterflies

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

I make sausage rolls with mince.  You can combine both beef and pork mince (pork keeps it moist) and knead them together (that's what makes the mince stick together iykwim.  put in grated carrot/zuchini and wrap with puff pastry




#14 keepnthafaith

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great ill get some fresh corn on the cob during the week!

awesome thanks ill check the other pastry at the shops this week to see if its alright! sounds yumo!!

#15 keepnthafaith

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

anyone know how to make your own bread crumbs?? i can make chicken nuggets with chicken thighs or breast cut into squares dipped in nautural yoghurt then in bread crumbs, but i need to make my own bread crumbs because it has too much salt!

#16 butterflies

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

it's just older bread whizzed up.  or you could just leave the bread slices out for a little until they get a little dry then whizz them up

#17 keepnthafaith

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

cool easy!

thanks heaps!!

#18 butterflies

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

also you could make the pastry yourself yes alot of hard work but it could work

#19 flipped out

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Unless you can find a low salt bread or make your own bread the sodium in breadcrumbs will still be quite high. In the health food aisle of the supermarket there is a certain brand of cornflake crumbs that are very low in sodium - I think Organ brand?

#20 flipped out

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

These ones

#21 keepnthafaith

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

yeah i was thinking of making my own bread, havent yet found a bread with low enough sodium but if the health section has them with low sodium id much rather do that!!

thank you!!!

#22 pickledbrain

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

How about some chocolate crackles?  Copha has no sodium in it but you'll need to use some plain puffed rice rather then rice bubbles.  There are two versions of the puffed rice, get the one that looks more like rice bubbles rather then the one that is longer.  The cocoa I have is too high in sodium (had NO idea that it had any in it because it is pure cocoa) but there might be a lower option or maybe carob powder if it is lower.  White Christmas might work instead if you can't find cocoa low enough.




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