Basic BBQ Rub

Basic BBQ Rub

low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Basic BBQ Rub Grilling season is upon us!  Aside from being a quick & easy way to cook meats, grilling is a very heart healthy cooking method.  If you have kidney disease, this versatile spice mix is perfect to flavor up all kinds of meats & poultry without any salt.   Kidney Friendly Tip:  Use this spice mix when you make chili in the fall! Ingredients 1 ½ tsp. chili powder1 tsp. garlic powder½ tsp. oregano¼ tsp. ground cumin Preparation Combine all the ingredients.  Before cooking, rub and cover meat or poultry with the seasoning mixture.  Do this the night before if you want a more intense flavor. Store extra in an airtight container. Makes enough to season 2 pounds of meat.   Recipe used with permission from ARA Photo…
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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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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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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Double your antioxidant buck with this light side salad.  Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals.  They are lower in potassium — a great CKD friendly addition to salads, desserts or just eaten by themselves as a snack!   Spinach is rich in beta carotene and is a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including potassium.  If you have CKD, this recipe, when eaten in the suggested serving size is a perfect addition to your meal. If you’d like to reduce the amount of potassium in the suggested serving size, substitute 1 ½ cups of spinach in the recipe with 1 ½ cups of iceberg lettuce.   Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients 3 cups fresh spinach1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced¼ cup red onion, sliced1 tbps.…
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Shrimp with Basil Lemon Butter

Shrimp with Basil Lemon Butter

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Including shrimp into your CKD diet is a great way to get very lean, good quality protein in your diet.  Not only is it naturally low in saturated fat and calories, it is a great source of selenium, vitamin D and  omega-3 fatty acids (great for the heart!). Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 3 tbsp. finely chopped shallots ½ fresh lemon 1 lb. raw, peeled shrimp 2 tbsp. fresh snipped parsley 2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil 2 tbsp. grated lemon peel Preparation In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add in shallots and cook until soft.Add in shrimp and cook until done.  Approx. 5-7 minutes.Add juice from ½ lemon, parsley, basil, and lemon peel.  Stir until hot.Serve with cooked pasta. Nutritional Information (per 4oz serving): 248kcal, 275mg sodium, 175mg…
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Spritz Cherry Limeade

Spritz Cherry Limeade

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Spritz Cherry Limeade Let’s celebrate National Nutrition Month & National Kidney Month — make a toast to your kidneys with this refreshing Spritz Cherry Limeade!   Cherries are a great source of antioxidants!  They are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that may promote health as well as help control blood sugars, blood pressure, arthritis and other health issues. Learn about some other superfoods you can incorporate in your daily life. Ingredients ½ cup sugar 1 cup water 5 limes (juiced) 1 1/2 cups frozen (or fresh pitted) dark cherries 3 cups ice 2 cups unflavored seltzer Preparation: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water to make a simple syrup.  Heat mixture until it comes to a boil, turn off heat and allow to cool.  Puree frozen cherries in a…
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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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