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A week with less sodium: Day by day

DAY MEALS AND SNACKS TOTAL MILLIGRAMS
1

Breakfast: coffee, apples, granola and yogurt 65 mg

Lunch: egg salad sandwich and salad with two tablespoons of Caesar dressing 938 mg

Snack: three tiny Oreo cookies from the vending machine: 125 mg

Dinner: mustard spaetzle and wine at Jackie's in Silver Spring unknown

More than 1,100 (not including the dinner sodium count)
2

Breakfast: coffee, a banana, juice and yogurt 62 mg

Lunch: a five-ounce Angus burger on bun (with lettuce, red onion, tomato and a tablespoon of mayonnaise) and a salad 764 mg

Dinner wine, tagliatelle and heirloom tomato sauce: about 410 mg

1,236 mg
3

Breakfast: coffee and yogurt 95 mg

Lunch: yellowfin tuna carpaccio, cavatelli with broccoli rabe and a fresh fruit dessert at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca downtown about 60 mg

Dinner: spinach salad with glazed onions and feta and a glass of wine at 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring about 350 mg

About 505 mg
4

Breakfast: coffee and oatmeal with brown sugar about 10 mg

Snack: roasted and salted cashews 170 mg

Dinner: Indian Wok Seared Chicken and Vegetables (see recipe at www.washingtonpost.com/recipes) and a glass of wine 480 mg

About 660 mg
5

Breakfast: coffee and a homemade three-egg omelet with pea tendrils and hedgehog mushrooms 435 mg

Snack: roasted and salted cashews 85 mg

Dinner: O Organics Vegetable and Cheese Pizza 920 mg

1,440 mg
6

Breakfast: coffee and a Kashi TLC breakfast bar 75 mg

Lunch: Garden Burger with Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips 839 mg

Dinner: pan-fried strip steaks with three different seasonings (and just a few bites of the salt-sprinkled one) about 120 mg

About 1,034 mg
7

Breakfast: coffee, a Date-Nut Oatmeal Bar (see recipe at www.washingtonpost.com/recipes) and a Kashi TLC breakfast bar 117 mg

Snack: Mike Isabella's pork ribs and clams casino, as part of a preview tasting of the chef's tentative menu for Graffiato unknown

Lunch: a Chop't Grilled Asian Salad With Chicken with carrot-ginger dressing 570 mg

Dinner: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers General Tso's Spicy Chicken and P.F. Chang's Home Menu Ginger Chicken and Broccoli (limited to about one-third of each dish) about 750 mg

Unknown, but more than 1,420 mg

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