Easy Crockpot Apple & Cranberry Pork Tenderloin with Carrots

Kidney Disease, low potassium, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
After a long, hot summer, most of us welcome the cooler weather and cozier, warm meals that come along with it.  This pork tenderloin recipe is perfect for a crisp, fall evening meal and is so easy to prepare and cook in your crockpot.   This slow cooked, all-in-one dish is both savory and sweet and is an ideal meal if you have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  The pork gets its wonderful fall flavor from the roasted carrots, onions, apples and cranberries and a little bit of thyme.  Not only is this recipe low in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, it is full of fiber and a great source of lean protein. Enjoy! Easy Crockpot Apple & Cranberry Pork Tenderloin with Carrots Ingredients 2 ½ pounds pork tenderloin 1 pound baby carrots…
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Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad

Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad

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Need a kidney friendly side dish for all your grilled food this summer?  This colorful pasta salad goes great with whatever meat or poultry you are serving.   Make this low sodium, lower potassium side dish the next time you grill out or go to the next picnic! Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad Ingredients 1 pound rotini or penne pasta, cooked according to package directions 1 medium red pepper, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped ¼ cup red onion, chopped 1 medium cucumber, chopped ½ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. lemon zest ½ fresh lemon Instructions: Combine cooked pasta, peppers, red onion, and cucumber in a large bowl.In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil,…
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Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

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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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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie — Ten Steps to a Delicious Meal

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie — Ten Steps to a Delicious Meal

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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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Gourmet Green Beans

Gourmet Green Beans

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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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Candied Carrots — The Low Potassium Alternative

Candied Carrots — The Low Potassium Alternative

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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

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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

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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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Renal Diet Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Renal Diet Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Yes.  Kidney patients can eat potatoes!  Leeching potatoes before cooking will remove some of the potassium and allow you to enjoy a small portion at special occasions. This recipe also uses nondairy creamer instead of milk or cream to keep the dish low in phosphorus and renal friendly. Garlic Mashed Potatoes Ingredients: Large cooking pot of water 4 large potatoes 4 cloves garlic peeled (garlic can be doubled for a stronger flavor is so desired) ½ cup margarine ½ cup liquid nondairy creamer Preparation: Here’s how to leech and prepare your potatoes: 1. Peel and slice the potatoes into small pieces. Add them to a large pot and cover thoroughly with 2. Let potatoes soak for at least 4 hours. Drain off water and repeat process. 3. Add new water.…
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Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

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Packed with bold, savory flavors, this stuffing will satisfy your desire for a flavorful holiday side dish.  The recipe uses low potassium vegetables and a variety of herbs & spices to enhance the taste of the stuffing without using any salt.  A perfect side dish for the kidney patient! Be sure to check out Marika Wamback's (BSc. R.D.) article for more ways to enjoy the holidays as a CKD patient. Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onion 1 medium carrot, diced 2 medium stalks celery, chopped ¼ tsp oregano ½ tsp dried rosemary, crushed ½ tsp each marjoram, basil, and thyme 1/8 tsp tarragon 1 large bay leaf 2 tsp parsley, chopped 1 lb loaf, sliced, firm-type white bread (dry the slices by placing in low heat oven) 1…
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