Turkey and Pepper Fajitas — Christmas leftovers

Turkey and Pepper Fajitas — Christmas leftovers

low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Turkey and Pepper Fajitas Try a new take on turkey. With no-salt-added, onions and peppers (low in potassium) bring flavor to this dish. This recipe no longer resembles the turkey dinner you ate yesterday, so there is no danger of your family becoming tired of leftovers with this jazzed up Tex-Mex fare. Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil ½ red onion chopped 1 c green pepper cut in strips 1c red pepper cut in strips 1 clove garlic, minced 16oz turkey cut in strips 1 tsp. chili powder Flour tortillas Salsa Sour cream Preparation: 1. Heat oil in a frying pan. 2. Add red onion, green and red bell pepper,  minced garlic and sauté until very soft. 3. Add turkey strips and cook until heated through. 4. Stir in chili powder to taste. 5. Roll…
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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie — Ten Steps to a Delicious Meal

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie — Ten Steps to a Delicious Meal

Kidney Disease, low potassium, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Looking for a renal-friendly way to use up that turkey from the holidays?  Try this recipe for Leftover Turkey Pot Pie — it's low in potassium, sodium, and phosphorus. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Ingredients: 5 TBSP margarine 5 TBSP all-purpose flour ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ tsp pepper 1 ¾c low salt chicken broth 2/3 c milk 3c cooked diced turkey 1 ½ cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed 2-9inch pie crust, ready to bake Preparation: 1. Heat margarine in 2-quart saucepan over low heat until melted. 2. Stir in flour, onion, and pepper. 3. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat then stir in broth and milk. 4. Place back on the heat, until boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. 5. Stir in turkey and…
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Complete Christmas Dinner Menu 

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Adhering to the Renal diet doesn't mean boring or bland food! These recipes have the kidney patient in mind and have been modified to contain reduced salt, potassium, and phosphorus to help you enjoy the holidays without sacrificing flavour.   Christmas Dinner  Menu Beverage Spiced Eggnog Appetizer Holiday Cheese Ball Mains Sweet Dijon-Glazed Turkey Old Fashioned Stuffing or Festive Cranberry Stuffing Garlic Mashed Potatoes Candied Carrots Gourmet Green Beans Dessert Cherry Pie - no added sugar Recipes used with permission from  
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Sweet Dijon-Glazed Turkey

Sweet Dijon-Glazed Turkey

low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Want to season up your holiday turkey without using salt?  Try this sweet and tangy glaze recipe to give your turkey some kidney-friendly flavor! Serve with Old-fashioned Bread Stuffing or Festive Cranberry Stuffing. Sweet Dijon-Glazed Turkey Ingredients One 15 pound turkey 9 cup crushed pineapple 6 teaspoons Dijon mustard 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 teaspoon lemon juice 2 Tbsp. olive oil Preparation 1. Place turkey in a roasting pan, breast side up; cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350° for 3 hours 45 minutes (approximately 15 minutes per pound--170° internal temperature using a meat thermometer) 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir to blend 3. Remove turkey from oven and brush glaze over the top 4. Return turkey to oven and cook uncovered for 30 minutes 5. Remove…
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Gourmet Green Beans

Gourmet Green Beans

low potassium, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Green beans are naturally low in potassium and make an excellent kidney diet-friendly side dish at the holidays.  Just season them up with some fresh onion and sodium-free herbs and spices! Gourmet Green Beans Ingredients: 1 pound fresh (wash and snip off the ends) or frozen green beans 4 teaspoons margarine ¼ cup onion, chopped 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped ½ cup red pepper, chopped 1 tsp. red pepper flakes Black pepper to taste Juice from ½ lemon Preparation: 1.Cook green beans in boiling water until tender, drain. 2. Melt margarine in skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic, red pepper, and red pepper flakes until soft. 3. Add green beans to skillet and heat until green beans are hot. 4. Sprinkle black pepper and squeeze fresh lemon on top…
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Cherry Pie — No Added Sugar

Cherry Pie — No Added Sugar

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Cherry Pie — No Added Sugar Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without dessert.  Instead of canned pie filling, try using flash frozen cherries from the local farm or grocery. In place of 1 c of refined sugar, 1/2 c Monkfruit has been used in this recipe.  Since Monkfruit is much sweeter, only half the amount is needed. Monk fruit doesn’t affect blood sugar levels, making it a good alternative for people with diabetes. The extract contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat. Unlike artificial sweeteners, no negative side effects have been discovered about monk fruit.1 Use your favourite pie crust recipe, fill with the fruit filling and bake. Other berries which are lower in potassium (such as blueberries or blackberries) can be substituted for cherries. Cherry Pie Filling — No Refined…
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Candied Carrots — The Low Potassium Alternative

Candied Carrots — The Low Potassium Alternative

low potassium, recipes, Renal Diet
Do you love sweet potatoes, but need to limit potassium in your diet?  Try these candied carrots!   They are a great, lower potassium alternative to a sweet potato based side dish.  Try swapping out sweet potatoes with carrots in other recipes to lower the potassium content. Candied Carrots Ingredients: 1 pound fresh carrots 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed) ½ tsp grated orange peel 2 TBSP unsalted margarine 1 tsp vanilla extract Preparation: 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2. Peel carrots and remove ends. Cut lengthwise into 1/8 inch strips. Cook carrots in unsalted boiling water until tender. Drain. Refresh carrots in cold water. 3. Put brown sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and margarine into a large skillet. Cook and stir until mixture is bubbly. Stir in vanilla extract.…
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Festive Cranberry Stuffing — A Twist on Tradition

Festive Cranberry Stuffing — A Twist on Tradition

low potassium, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
This colorful, fresh, and sweet tasting stuffing is a great addition to any holiday meal.   Fresh cranberries and apples make this flavorful side dish low in potassium and sodium. Festive Cranberry Stuffing Ingredients: 3 cups soft, stale bread crumbs 1 cup diced peeled tart apple ½ cup fresh cranberries, diced ½ cup celery, chopped ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning ¼ cup apple juice 2 tablespoons margarine, melted Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix. 3. Place in a lightly greased casserole dish. 4. Bake for 30 minutes. Nutritional Information: Per ½ cup serving: 150 calories, 4 gm protein, 79 mg potassium, 45 mg phosphorus Source: This recipe is used with permission from  
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Dairy Free Spiced Eggnogg

Dairy Free Spiced Eggnogg

low potassium, recipes, Renal Diet
What’s more classic than holiday eggnog?   This adapted dairy free spiced eggnog recipe allows kidney patients to enjoy without worry!   High phosphorus ingredients have been replaced with nondairy, reduced phosphorus alternatives to enable you to enjoy this rich, creamy treat this holiday season! Paired with the low sodium holiday cheese ball recipe this makes for a great evening for your guests. Dairy Free Spiced Eggnog Ingredients: 2 cups liquid nondairy creamer ¾ cup low cholesterol egg product ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoons rum extract ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 6 tablespoons nondairy whipped topping Preparation: 1. Combine nondairy creamer, egg product, sugar, rum extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a chilled blender for 1-2 minutes. 2. Serve with nondairy whipped topping and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Nutritional Information:…
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