Chicken Asparagus Feta Pasta

Chicken Asparagus Feta Pasta

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
One of the sure signs that spring has sprung is the sight of asparagus shoots! Asparagus is low in calories and a great source fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.  It’s a great CKD friendly vegetable due to its low potassium, phosphorus and sodium content. Using a small amount of feta is a great way to add a punch of flavor without adding too much sodium to the dish.   Next time you make this recipe, try shrimp instead of chicken! Chicken Asparagus Feta Pasta Recipe Ingredients 1 pound asparagus spears, cut into 1” pieces (approx. 2 cups)8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes16 ounces penne pasta, cooked, drained5 tablespoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth1 garlic clove, chopped1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation Warm…
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Pantry Staples for People with CKD

Pantry Staples for People with CKD

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet
Pantry Staples for People with CKD by Stephanie Legin, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Who Has Time to Grocery Shop Every Day? A variety of non-perishables such as canned and dried goods, frozen fruits and vegetables, fish and meats can be stored easily for extended periods to make planning and prepping meals easy.  Knowing what to purchase is important if you have CKD and may need to watch your sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and/or sugar intake (if you’re diabetic). Planning Ahead Keep your life simple, save time and plan ahead.  When making your next grocery list, be sure to add some of these kidney friendly pantry staples to keep on hand.  By keeping your kitchen stocked, you will always have ingredients readily available to make quick, healthy, tasty CKD friendly snacks or…
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Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

low potassium, recipes
Is your sweet tooth craving a tasty, fruity dessert?  Try this light and fluffy strawberry cream pie! This dessert is perfect for anyone needing to watch potassium and/or phosphorus in his or her diet.  The base of this treat does contain 1/3 cup of nuts (high in potassium and phosphorus) but only enough to give it some crunch and some great flavor. Each serving only has 132mg potassium and 37mg phosphorus per serving! Mix it up and use raspberries or blueberries instead of strawberries the next time you make this recipe! Ingredients 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/4 cup butter1/4 cup brown sugar1/3 cup chopped pecans1 tbsp. lemon juice7 ounces marshmallow cream16 ounces thawed frozen strawberries1 cup whipped toppingFresh strawberries for garnish Preparation Preheat oven to 325° F. Mix the flour, butter, brown sugar…
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Common Complications of CKD and How to Reduce Your Risk

Common Complications of CKD and How to Reduce Your Risk

Kidney Disease
Marika Wamback, R.D., Registered Dietitian There are many potential complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) depending on the stage and treatment required.  Listed below are common complications that can impact your health, well-being, and treatment. Reducing risks can help improve CKD management, reduce stress, and improve your quality of life. Malnutrition Malnutrition is a common risk in renal disease.  If you have CKD and need to restrict your diet to manage your disease, you are at risk for malnutrition.  Needing to restrict the diet in any way can lead to poor nutritional status and increases your risk for illness and infection. Being malnourished can impact how you feel and negatively impact appetite and energy levels. You may not feel like shopping for, prepping, or cooking food.  This can lead to…
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