Renal Friendly Ginger Cookies

2020-04-27T21:24:51-04:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

These ginger cookies are exceptionally magical for the holidays with their golden sprinkles and perfect soft, chewy center. Swapping out kidney-friendly honey for the traditional molasses drops the potassium by just about 100 mg without sacrificing flavor. Magical Ginger Cookies for The Holidays Serves: 24 Cookies Ingredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose white flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ cup butter 1-1/8 cups granulated sugar 2 egg whites ¼ cup honey Nutrition Information Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 138 | Fat: 6 g | Phosphorus: 15 mg | Potassium: 24 mg |Carbohydrates: 20 g | Sodium: 59 mg | Protein: 1.5 g | Get the full [...]

Make Your Own Super Cider

2020-04-27T21:25:46-04:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Fall temperatures have arrived in the DC area and many places around the country! This can only mean one thing... toasty warm apple cider is at the ready! Jessiana from provides a great kidney friendly recipe for those who want to enjoy the best flavors fall has to offer. Make Your Own Super Cider! Naturally Kidney Friendly Serves: A LOT Apple cider is naturally a kidney friendly drink due to its low potassium content. Cut back on sugar and keep portion size reasonable if you're watching carb intake Ingredients 10 apples, quartered ½ cup white sugar 1 tablespoon ground [...]

Pressed Vegetarian Picnic Sandwich

2020-04-27T21:27:24-04:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 4 SERVINGS Ingredients Sandwich 2-9" French baquettes 1 cup green beans, trimmed ½ c roasted red pepper, sliced (can by packed in vinegar or make your own in oven) 1 medium eggplant, sliced into disks 1 Tbsp low sodium black olives (~5) 3 eggs, hard boiled and sliced Tapenade (can also use store bought tapenade) 1 Tbsp calamata olives (~ 5) 1 Tbsp black olives, low sodium 1 Tbsp green olives, low sodium if available Vinaigrette ¼ c Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, coarsely chopped 1 Tbsp [...]

A Tomato Free Cinco de Mayo!

2020-04-27T21:27:24-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes, Staying Healthy|

What is Cinco de Mayo without a little bit of chips and salsa? “But, I can’t have tomatoes!” you say. And that is where this magnificent creation comes in, because you "can have" chips and salsa even without tomatoes! This wonderful low potassium recipe will make you forget that tomatoes ever existed in pico de gallo. This recipe is sans-tomatoes. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Even better, it is low in sodium! It pulls its flavor from fresh lime juice and cilantro and little bit of crunch from some fresh jicama. Paired with a low sodium corn chip you don't even notice the [...]

Kidney Friendly Deviled Eggs Just in Time for Easter!

2020-04-27T21:27:59-04:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Boiled eggs are no stranger in our fridge with Easter this month. What better way to enjoy all those boiled eggs then whipping up some simple deviled eggs to snack on! Don't just stop at a simple deviled egg either. Deviled eggs are simple enough, so you can add all sorts of dynamic flavors to fit your fancy. We tried three new flavors for our deviled eggs: smoked paprika, curry, and fresh garden herb. All of them were fantastic, although all very very different one from another. Alternatively, you could use any of these same seasoning to make a delicious egg [...]

Spring Breakfast

2020-04-27T21:28:01-04:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

English muffins are a breakfast classic.  Usually they are topped with jelly and butter or eggs and cheese.  This English muffin alternative is a great spring breakfast when you want something simple, refreshing, and filling. You can fill up on some healthy fresh produce with this quick on-the-go breakfast.  So whether you can barely get yourself out of bed in the mornings, or you greet the sun with a smile, this one is for you! Simple English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches Author: Rebecca Barksdale Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins A simple kidney-friendly breakfast or snack Ingredients 6 [...]

Get Game Day Ready with Kidney Grub!

2020-11-13T16:18:50-05:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Recipes|

The DPC Education Center is very excited to be partnering with Jessiana Saville from to supply you with kidney friendly recipes and tips each month! Jessiana is a registered dietitian and works hard to increase access to dietitians for kidney disease and dialysis patients. Think pizza is out on for your Superbowl fun?  Think again!   Tomato, cheese, and salty meats usually make pizza a "limit" item for the renal diet.  However, with a little creativity, some great herbs, and other fantastic flavors you can serve this up for any game-day and enjoy every bite without busting the sodium, phosphorus, or [...]

DPC Education Center’s Inaugural Gala

2020-04-27T21:34:22-04:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

DPC Education Center’s (The Center) Annual Gala will be our first and we aspire to build good will and engage individuals for current and future philanthropic support.  However, is not simply a celebration, more importantly, it is an effort to generate critical funds for kidney dialysis patient education. We are committed to reducing and avoiding End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by addressing unmet needs and providing tools to empower dialysis patients. The Center’s Inaugural Gala will be an opportunity for those who support our mission to come together, celebrate and learn more about our programs.  Our venue will be the very [...]

“Fistula First” Keeps Life-saving Options Open!

2020-04-27T21:34:22-04:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Hemodialysis|

Linda Gromko By Linda G., M.D. — Guest Blogger Check Out Recent CDC Recommendations on Reducing Infections The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in May 2013 results from a multi-center study on prevention of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients. The problem is enormous: during the study, 37,000 infections occurred in dialysis patients with central lines, at a cost of over $23,000 per admission. Dialysis patients also have a greater risk of contracting infections with resistant bacteria such as MRSA – and developing accompanying complications such as endocarditis (heart valve infection) and osteomyelitis (bone infection). Not [...]

Are You Cut Out to Do Home Dialysis?

2020-08-25T23:56:42-04:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Home Hemodialysis|

By Dr. Linda Gromko, MD, Guest Blogger Hi my name is Dr. Linda Gromko and I am a Seattle family practice physician who assisted my husband Steve Williams with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for three-and-a-half years before his death in April 2011. In coordination with interior designer Jane C. McClure, I wrote Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: “The Underwear Factor’ and two other books about my family’s experience with ESRD. Last month, I discussed the advantages of doing dialysis at home. There’s no doubt that home dialysis – both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis – offer the opportunity for [...]

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