How to cook for the kidney diet: tips from Chef Duane Sunwold
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.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 light dinner option, these kebabs will be a hit at barbeques all summer long. They can also be made in the oven for a quick weekday meal.
Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetesLemon 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.Whole Grain WaffleThese whole grain waffles are a healthy alternative to packaged mixes which are usually high in sodium. You can make several batches of the dry ingredients for a quick morning prep as it keeps for up to 6 months. This recipe can also be used to make pancakes.
Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetesNo-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein BarsEasy to make (no baking required!) and a scrumptious choice to help you reboot after an activity.Chicken and Grape SaladPerfect for picnics, this delicious salad is packed with plenty of crunch. It can be eaten alone as a high protein salad or as a wrap or sandwich.
Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes 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.Cucumber Lemon WaterRegular hydration is a vital part of maintaining good health, but many people struggle to drink enough water daily. Try this refreshing cucumber lemon water to add zest to your water glass.Balsamic Vinaigrette DressingThis flavorful vinaigrette adds just the right touch of sweetness when tossed with salads or used as a marinade.Chimichurri SauceThis quick and easy sauce is a wonderful addition to any summer meal. Originating from South America this sauce is full of flavor and perfect for grilled vegetables, steak, chicken or fish. Mustard Dill Salmon and Green BeansThis sheet pan dinner of salmon and green beans is fast, easy, and delicious! Heart healthy, low sodium and perfect for a quick meal.