The nurse teaches a client, who has recently been diagnosed with hypertension, about dietary restrictions: a low-calorie, low-fat, low-sodium diet. Which of the following menu selections would best meet the client's needs?
1. Mixed green salad with blue cheese dressing, crackers, and cold cuts.
2. Ham sandwich on rye bread and an orange.
3. Baked chicken, an apple, and a slice of white bread.
4. Hot dogs, baked beans, and celery and carrot sticks.
Processed and cured meat products, such as cold cuts, ham, and hot dogs, are all high in both fat and sodium and should be avoided on a low-calorie, low-fat, low-salt diet. Dietary restrictions of all types are complex and difficult to implement with clients who are basically asymptomatic.