Turkey Vegetable Chili

Turkey Vegetable Chili

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Looking for recipes to help keep your New Year’s weight loss resolutions and keep you full and satisfied?  Try this scrumptious and healthy turkey chili! Ideal for anyone trying to lose weight but also a perfect meal if you have CKD.  The aromatics and blend of spices gives this recipe so much flavor there is no need to use the salt shaker!   Turkey Vegetable Chili Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. lean ground turkey ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cup zucchini, chopped 1 cup frozen corn 14 oz no salt added stewed crushed tomatoes 2 tsp. chili powder 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin 1 ½ tsp. cayenne pepper ¼ tsp. black pepper Preparation 1. Heat large skillet to medium high, add oil.  2. Saute ground…
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Let’s Talk Some More (Renal Friendly) Turkey—Part 2

Let’s Talk Some More (Renal Friendly) Turkey—Part 2

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet
Stephanie Legin RD, LDN Registered Dietitian l Let’s Talk Some More (Renal Friendly) Turkey—Part 2 Now that you know how to pick and purchase a renal friendly turkey for your next holiday meal, how do you flavor it?  Choosing a natural, whole turkey gives you a blank canvas of fresh turkey to work with. Plain roasted turkey is delicious but learning a few simple ways to season with herbs and spices instead of salt can make it delectable. Having Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) limits your use of salt.  If you have CKD, it is recommended that you limit your total sodium intake to ~1500-2000mg/day.  The following are some turkey prep techniques to infuse some wonderful flavors and keep your turkey tender and juicy without adding salt. Try just one technique…
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Cinnamon Cookies

Cinnamon Cookies

low potassium, low-salt, recipes
  If you have CKD and love holiday cookies, you need to add this one to your baking list.  So low in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus that you can enjoy two! These cookies are full of warm holiday flavor and is sure to be a family favorite.   Tip:  If you have diabetes and would like to lower the amount of added sugar in this recipe, omit the sugar and replace with ¾ cup of Splenda.  Splenda is heat stable and is a great alternative to sugar when baking.   Cinnamon Cookies Ingredients 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp. salt 1 ¼ Tbsp. cinnamon ½ cup butter ½ cup canola oil 1 ¼ cup sugar (or ¾ cup Splenda) 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Canola oil Granulated sugar (or Splenda) Preparation…
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How to Avoid the Dreaded Holiday Weight Gain and Elastic Waistbands!

How to Avoid the Dreaded Holiday Weight Gain and Elastic Waistbands!

Weight Management
Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D. Registered Dietitian l How to Avoid the Dreaded Holiday Weight Gain and Elastic Waistbands! With the endless amount of treats, goodies, parties, and celebrations during the holidays, weight gain can become a reality.  I’ve had many a client joke about having to get pants with elastic waistbands! It can be tempting to enjoy so many delicious holiday treats and overwhelming to manage weight and CKD at the same time.  After all, weight management is an important part of CKD management.   Did you know that weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution?  So, how can you realistically prevent the dreaded weight gain during the holidays and avoid having to set weight loss goals after the New Year?   Try these simple tips and tricks to help…
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Additives and Preservatives — What do The Claims Mean?

Additives and Preservatives — What do The Claims Mean?

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet
Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D. Registered Dietitian l Hot Topic: Additives and Preservatives — What do The Claims Mean? Claims and Hype About Consuming Additives and Preservatives Consuming additives and preservatives can be done wisely and safely. Many manufacturers use creative labeling to market their food products as 'preservative or additive free' or 'only natural preservatives and additives' hoping it will be perceived as healthier than it is.  Does this make the food item healthier? What’s the difference between synthetic and natural preservatives?  Do they make a difference in your health? Does it matter when managing CKD? Additive and Preservative Definitions Artificial additives and preservatives:  Food manufacturers add natural or synthetic substances to food items to enhance color, taste, flavor, or to preserve the food. For example, a color may be…
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Candy Cane Puffs

Candy Cane Puffs

recipes
‘Tis the season for cookies!   Who doesn’t enjoy a festive holiday cookie?   If you have kidney disease, many cookies made with nuts, chocolate, and high potassium fruits may be off limits due to their high potassium and phosphorus content.  Luckily, there are so many other delicious seasonal cookies you can enjoy and still stick to you CKD diet.   Candy Cane Puffs Ingredients 4 ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. salt ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 egg ½ tsp. peppermint extract ½ tsp. vanilla 8oz white chocolate baking pieces, melted ½ cup finely chopped candy canes Preparation 1.In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.  Beat in egg. Beat in peppermint…
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