How to cook for the kidney diet: tips from Chef Duane Sunwold
Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots & OnionsOven roasting vegetables is an easy way to add flavor and texture to your meals. Keeping roasted vegetables on hand (in the refrigerator or freezer) makes dinner prep quick and easy.Herbed Pasta BakeThis warm and comforting one-dish meal is both easy to assemble and packed with flavor. It’s sure to be a family favorite.Ranch BlendMakes a great substitute for the salt shaker. Can also be mixed with Greek yogurt, sour cream or mayonnaise for a Ranch dip or salad dressing.Creamy Lemon Salmon PastaThis delicious easy dish can be made from easy pantry staples.Herbs De ProvenceMakes a great seasoning for grilled meats, fish, oven roasted chicken and vegetables. Herb Blend for Chicken or PorkUse to rub on chicken or pork before baking or grilling or in your favorite vinaigrette for a delicious salad dressing.Taco SeasoningLow on salt, but not on flavor. Perfect for your delicious tacos!Holiday Herb StuffingThis herb stuffing is low in sodium, full of flavor and easy to prepare. It’s a recipe you will want on your table this year and every year during the holidays!Low-Sodium Sourdough BreadThis sourdough bread recipe has a lot less sodium than store-bought sourdough — and it’s delicious!Mini FrittatasThese flavorful frittatas can be made ahead; just reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast, snack or appetizer.Crock-Pot Pot Roast with VegetablesA perfect meal, year-round! This pot roast, and tasty vegetables, is a wonderful main dish friends and family will love.Fruit PizzaA berry delight that’s simple to make and beautiful to serve, this fruit pizza also happens to be diabetes-friendly and kidney-healthy.Chili Lime Dip with VeggiesGive those veggies something to cheer about! This spicy lime dip is perfect for carrots, celery, cucumbers and other raw vegetables.Asian SlawA side with a crunch, this Asian slaw works well with just about any main dish.Ginger & Green Apple Slow-Cooked PorkA citrusy main dish, this slow-cooked pork entrée can be prepared ahead of time and easily used as leftovers in sandwiches or salads.Amazing MeatloafA great mix of herbs, vegetables and beef, you won’t even notice the low-salt twist on this classic dinner.Apple Cranberry CobblerA delicious after-dinner treat, the only tough part about cooking this cobbler is deciding whether you should keep it all for yourself or share it with friends.Hearty Chicken Noodle SoupA home-cooked favorite, this savory chicken noodle soup is perfect for rainy, windy days.Thai Shrimp KebabsA lighter dinner option, these tasty kebabs will be a hit at barbecues all summer long.Lemon LoafThis zesty dessert is light and bright, perfect to cap off a summer evening.American Favorite Spice BlendJust like the name indicates; a "favorite" herb blend for a variety of meals like fish, chicken, soups, etc.Chicken StockPackaged chicken stock often has way too much salt. Use this recipe to make your own tasty, kidney-friendly stock.Overnight WafflesA little prep at night and a lot of taste in the morning — these waffles are sure to be a hit.Cool Whip Ice Cream SandwichA tasty treat for any season, this creamy dessert is the perfect item to satisfy your sweet tooth!No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein BarsEasy to make (no baking required!) and a scrumptious choice to help you reboot after an activity.Chicken ‘n’ Grape Salad SandwichPerfect for picnics, this delicious sandwich is packed with plenty of crunch. A must tagalong for your next adventure!Tuna SaladTuna is an age-old staple, perfect for a lunch at home or to pack up and take on the go. Try this simple recipe for a classic tuna salad that stands the test of time.Lemon Basil PestoLemon basil pesto is a vibrant alternative to traditional pesto. This fresh herb puree is a wonderful spread, or fantastic alongside chicken, fish, and pasta.