Boar’s Head Lower Sodium Challenge And A Giveaway

| August 15, 2010
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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 saltshakers and nearly eighty percent of our sodium intake comes from the sodium that is added to foods before they are sold!

As someone that has a family history containing high blood pressure I appreciate a company that is trying to make a better product while encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle. Cutting back on salt is something everyone can and should do, whether or not they have high blood pressure. Salt can increase blood pressure and help lead to heart attack and stroke, the nation’s leading causes of preventable death.

Boar’s Head recently joined the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI)—a partnership of 18 companies that have committed to voluntarily reduce sodium levels in their products. Boar’s Head is the only deli company to be involved in the initiative and the only deli company to be on target for the NSRI 2012 Standards.

If you buy cold cuts at the deli you’ve probably heard of Boar’s Head. My husband worked in a deli for more than ten years, back when we were a young couple twenty years ago. I learned that Boar’s Head was one of the premium brands of cold cuts, meaning they cost a little more than some but they had less filler in them and tasted great. Twenty years had gone by and my opinion of Boar’s Head hasn’t changed. Well, actually it has – it’s gotten even better. Boar’s Head is one of the few brands of cold cuts that clearly labels if their products are gluten-free, something crucial for a Mom like me whose child requires a gluten-free diet. And now they’re trying to raise awareness about the importance of watching salt intake. Plus, did I mention they’re delicious?

For those that doubt that things can taste good while having less salt, check out these Lower Sodium Recipes from the Boar’s Head Five Borough Sandwich Battle. The Boar’s Head Five Borough Sandwich Battle takes five different sandwich recipes made with Boar’s Head lower sodium meats and cheeses and puts them head-to-head. Each sandwich recipe is inspired by a different NYC borough—reflecting the different personalities of each borough—and the public gets to vote on their favorite low-sodium sandwich recipe!
 
Below, find low-sodium recipes for all of New York’s boroughs!

Boar's Head Staten Island Ferry Sandwich

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

Boar's Head The Park Avenue Sandwich

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

Boar's Head The Bronx Bomber Sandwich

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)

Boar's Head The Brooklyn Bridge Sandwich

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

Boar's Head The Airport Special Sandwich

THE AIRPORT SPECIAL
(Golden Classic Chicken Breast Sandwich)

4 oz Boar’s Head Golden Classic™ 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 Gourmaise™
1 6” French Bread Roll

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

WIN IT!

ONE WINNER will receive a Boar’s Head Shake It Up Kit including a $25 Boar’s Head Gift Card, a Boar’s Head condiment kit, and a Launch Your Assault on Salt guide.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter look in your kitchen at your family’s favorite snacks and foods. Find the one with the highest sodium content and leave it in a comment on this post. Did you find any surprises?

BONUS ENTRIES

1 – Leave a comment containing a suggestion on reducing sodium in your family’s diet.
1 – Leave a comment on which of the sandwiches pictures above makes you hungry.
1 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (at top of sidebar)
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1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (at top of sidebar)
1 – Follow Boar’s Head on Twitter
1 – Tweet this giveaway including @valmg and @boars_head.
1 – Friend me on Facebook. (at top of sidebar)
1 – Leave a comment on the Boar’s Head Facebook wall that valmg made you hungry with pictures of Boar’s Head sandwiches.
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)
1 – Visit any of my blogs – Mom Knows It All, Val’s Views and Game Review Network – and leave a comment on any post. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Sunday 08/22/10 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

I will receive a $25 gift card that will be used to purchase and try lower-sodium Boar’s Head products. As always, this review is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self and the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, an 18 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music, favorite band is Oleander. My favorite food is cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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  1. Ruth Hill says:

    To reduce salt intake, stay away from the highly processed foods that are quick, easy, and cheap. Opt for fresh fruits, vegetables, and natural/organic foods.

  2. Ruth Hill says:

    They all sound good, but I’d go for the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    left the required message on Boar’s Head facebook wall

  6. Tarah says:

    I looked at my jar of pickles and it definitely has a lot of sodium in it.

  7. Amanda A says:

    Cheezits were the worst among our snacks!! No surprise there.

  8. Amanda A says:

    We eat more fresh fruit and veggies for snacks than prepared foods like chips and snack crackers usually! That can really help to keep the sodium down.

  9. Amanda A says:

    The airport special with the roasted red peppers looks delicious!

  10. Kim says:

    I was surprised that my favorite soup had so much sodium … bummer!!

  11. Kim says:

    The Brooklyn Bridge sandwich looks delicious!

  12. Kim says:

    A tip to reduce sodium is to cover up some of the holes in the salt shaker!

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  15. dianad says:

    Chips of all varieties are my downfall. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  16. dianad says:

    I am an email subscriber. Thanks

  17. Tracie Trump says:

    Our hightest salty snack is Nacho Cheese Doritos! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  18. Kerrie G says:

    I have a package of Knorr Cajun Sides Garlic Butter Rice that has 740mg of sodium per serving!

  19. Kerrie G says:

    A suggestion on reducing sodium in my family’s diet
    **don’t keep salt on the table

  20. Kerrie G says:

    THE BRONX BOMBER make me hungry!!

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    I follow you on Twitter @36momma

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  25. Carol W. says:

    One of the highest sodium items in our house is lower sodium soy with 640 mgs! I was surprised that my fat free milk has 125 mgs.

  26. Carol W. says:

    I’m definitely judicious with the salt I add to recipes. I reject those items that have high sodium content if at all possible.

  27. Carol W. says:

    The Airport Special looks like a delicious sandwich.

  28. Carol W. says:

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  29. Janelle says:

    Soup, wow, what a revelation, loaded with sodium!

  30. Janelle says:

    Cut down on the number of chips & nuts in the house!

  31. Janelle says:

    The Airport Special looks delicious!

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  34. katklaw777 says:

    I have some Rice-a-Roni Spanish rice mix that has over 832grms of sodium per serving!!! And my canned soup looks bad too.
    My local grocery just added Boar’s Head to their deli…I will have to give them a try. thanks

  35. katklaw777 says:

    We could reduce our sodium intake by not using packaged food mixes. I can make my own much healthier Spanish rice by using brown rice, fresh tomatoes, chili peppers and onions from the garden.

  36. katklaw777 says:

    I would pick the Park Avenue but go easy on the honey mustard.
    Oh, and I would add some avocado to every single sandwich, YUM!

  37. Mari says:

    My suggestion is to get freshly cut meat from the deli. In my experience, prepackaged cuts have more sodium.

  38. Mari says:

    The brooklyn bridge sandwich looks delicious.

  39. Mari says:

    twitter follower (LuckyDuckyToo)

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  41. katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

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