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Low Sodium Grits Recipe (No Salt Added)

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These low sodium grits are a creamy delicious and flavorful breakfast recipe made with unsalted butter, fresh herbs, and corn meal. Ready in 15 minutes, these simple grits are a hearty filling morning breakfast without salt.

Making salt free grits couldn’t be easier. They’re buttery and tasty, and made with healthier swaps. Easy salt-free toppings make these grits irresistible.

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I’ve always loved grits, but wanted to make a healthier unsalted version, and these easy grits hit the spot! I first had grits when I was in Nashville at the infamous Pancake Pantry, and have loved them ever since.

They are a great savory breakfast recipe, and a wonderful swap if you want to switch up your daily oatmeal or smoothie. These grits are loaded with unsalted butter (or olive oil), and a drizzle of honey to make them tasty.

This Low Sodium Grits Recipe Is

  • Creamy
  • Herby
  • Savory or Sweet
  • Easy
  • Hearty
  • Vegan & Gluten Free

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One of the Best Salt Free Pantry Recipes

This herby salt-free grits recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple breakfast!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a low so pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  

I made a list of my Favorite Low Sodium Pantry Staples that I always keep stocked. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious salt-free & low so recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In These Salt Free Grits Recipe?

I stock up on organic produce with Misfits Market  – they have a fantastic selection of in-season fruits & veggies, healthy pantry items, and great food finds for a fraction of grocery store prices! You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here!

  • Corn Meal – I love this fantastic cornmeal for these grits. It’s organic and has the perfect texture – and the only ingredient is organic corn. No preservatives, additives, or salt!
  • Whole Milk – milk naturally contains sodium, about 120mg per cup for whole milk. If you’re looking for a 0g sodium option, I like to use almond milk. Just blend raw unsalted almonds + water and strain for a delicious milk substitute that has no sodium.
  • Unsalted Butter  – we only use unsalted butter in all our recipes, it’s a great way to cut down on your salt & sodium intake with a simple swap.
  • Honey: I’d recommend trying a local farmers market to find the best raw honey in your area. If you can’t find local, this raw organic honey online here is the next best thing.

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How Do I Make Grits Without Salt?

  1. In a small pot, heat the whole milk until it just starts to boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir the corn meal into the almond milk. Add the unsalted butter, and turn the heat to the lowest setting. Cover the pot with a lid, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the corn meal has softened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the corn meal to sit for 5 minutes covered to thicken.
  3. Serve the grits with an extra pad of unsalted butter, and top with fresh honey.

 

Low Sodium Breakfast Recipes Every Day

These salt free grits are great for a quick cozy weekend breakfast, brunch, or brinner (breakfast for dinner!).  They are the perfect side dish to serve with low sodium scrambled eggs or avocado toast without salt. These grits without salt are also great for having company over for a holiday brunch as well. Ready in under 30 minutes, these grits are simple to get on the table, and they will go fast! 

You can see all my low sodium breakfast and brunch recipes here. A simple and salt-free healthy meal will be ready in no time.

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Low Sodium Grits (No Salt)

These low sodium grits are a creamy delicious and flavorful breakfast recipe made with unsalted butter, fresh herbs, and corn meal. Ready in 15 minutes, these simple grits are a hearty filling morning breakfast without salt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 2
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions
 

  • In a small pot, heat the whole milk until it just starts to boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir the corn meal into the almond milk. Add the unsalted butter, and turn the heat to the lowest setting. Cover the pot with a lid, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the corn meal has softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the corn meal to sit for 5 minutes covered to thicken.
  • Serve the grits with an extra pad of unsalted butter, and top with fresh honey.

Notes

Save Money on Low Sodium Groceries & Pantry Staples!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell produce & pantry staples at a super discounted price. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery. You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
Give Misfits Market a look if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it!

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 373IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 1mg
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Posted in 30 Minutes or Less, American Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Low Sodium Recipes, Pantry Staple Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Winter Recipes

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