Sooo the hubs just got the news after some serious dizzy spells that he needs to adopt a low sodium and no MSG diet immediately. The good thing is that he is already one of the healthiest eaters I know - mostly a home cooker, a vegetarian, and doesn't really have a salt lick. He's super fit and has never watched a calorie or read a nutritional label in his life other than to make sure there's no crazy artificial additives or sneaky meat inside.
Watching sodium intake is really new for him, so new that when we even made an afternoon pit stop at Jamba Juice today he wouldn't order a fruit/veggie only drink without knowing the sodium content ahead of time!
Anyway, we'd like to go somewhere nice (we're new parents so we hardly ever go out to eat anywhere slow these days) which for us can mean anything from Camino to Burma Superstar to Chez Panisse ideally where I can get some seafood and he can get a solid veg dish.
The only thing is: HOW DO YOU EAT LOW SODIUM WHEN YOU GO OUT TO EAT?!?!?! We've never ever had to order anything 'special style' before - other than asking what's good at a Chinese restaurant...so can anyone shed light on places that are accommodating for this? In general I told him that eating out is going to suck and no more eating out Vietnamese or kind of many Asian places that love sprinkling the magic MSG on it.
Please share any thoughts on how to eat out low sodium - maybe it's not as hard or fussy or annoying as i think? Are there any restaurants in particular that are great places that can accommodate while providing uber yummy food? We like FLAVOR more than anything. Bland food is boring food. Thank goodness I don't need to be restricting my salt for the moment...