Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

recipes, Renal Diet
Nothing makes it feel more like October than some pumpkin and pumpkin spice!   Unfortunately, for many of you with kidney disease, enjoying pumpkin may be limited in your diet.  Pumpkin puree is high in potassium and pumpkin seeds are high in potassium and phosphorus. Fortunately, there are plenty of fruits that pair well with pumpkin.  Many recipes combine them, requiring less pumpkin. Less pumpkin = less potassium, allowing everyone to enjoy some comforting fall baked goods!  Make your home smell amazing and feel warm and cozy this fall with this pumpkin cranberry bread.  Enjoy! Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Ingredients 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs 2 cup sugar 1 ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree ½ cup vegetable oil 1 cup…
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Carbs—to Eat Or Not To Eat With CKD Management?

Carbs—to Eat Or Not To Eat With CKD Management?

Carbohydrates, Kidney Disease
Carbs—to Eat Or Not To Eat With CKD Management? The carbohydrate seems to be the most controversial macronutrient.  So many questions surround the topic of Carbs—to Eat Or Not To Eat, only eat certain amounts, only eat net carbs, only eat certain carbs at certain ages, are carbs fattening?, and the list goes on.  The ‘claims’ are both confusing and frustrating. Let’s start with some basics to clarify.  Definition of a Carbohydrate Carbohydrates are a macronutrient (meaning they are needed in large amounts in the body) and are the body’s main source of energy.   Approximately 50% of our diet should be from carbohydrates. When digested, they are converted into their simplest and smallest form-glucose.   Why? Because the energy from carbohydrates needs to be transported throughout the body to…
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Seasonal Fall Produce And CKD Management

Seasonal Fall Produce And CKD Management

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet
Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D. Registered Dietitian Seasonal Fall Produce And CKD Management Fall is a wonderful time of year that brings us some of the tastiest produce.  Unfortunately, not all of us can enjoy everything the fall harvest brings us. If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), some of the produce harvested this time of year may be restricted in your diet.  You may wonder how much seasonal produce can I have, what can I have, and how can I prepare it? These are common questions people with CKD ask about food and how it fits into their renal diet.  If you have CKD, you may be concerned with how much potassium is in your diet.  High or low blood levels of potassium can be dangerous as they can affect…
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