I am new to the group, and I was wondering about the sodium in Annie's foods. I do not want to intake too much sodium and do not know that much about how much is too much. So could anyone tell me if Annie's foods has a healthy amount of sodium in the foods?
We saw your question and wanted to give you a little more information about the products. All of our nutrition facts are available on our web site: www.annies.com - if you have a specific question, it would probably be helpful to send it to the company directly.
I would also suggest talking to your doctor about what sodium levels are appropriate for you.
For a full side-by-side comparison of Annie's vs. Kraft, see: http://www.annies.com/annies/annies_competition.htm
I like Annie's Whole Wheat Shells and Cheddar but I don't love all the sodium. So I recreated the dish a bit:
Make and drain the shells. Mix about 1/4 package of the cheddar powder, a little milk and 1/4 c. of ricotta cheese (for moisture and only about 25 grams of sodium) into the pasta. Add in some veggies, maybe mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli. Serve it with an organic or grass-fed protein dish of your choice and a salad. Try it, it's delish.
Just so you know, Sea salt is a totaly different "animal" than table salt, such as Morton's. And to put it bluntly, table salt will kill you. For what it's worth, sea salt tastes better, too.
However, as the old saying goes, all things in moderation... Excpt table salt. Seriously, if you are truly concerned with your sodium intake and the health of your body you need to "kick table salt to the curb"...FOREVER!!!