Recipe of the Month: Baked Apples with Crumble Topping

2022-09-08T09:47:43-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipe of the Month, Recipes|

Welcome to our new article series, Recipe of the Month! Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. For September, we have a great recipe to get you in the mood for autumn: Baked Apples with Crumble Topping Tip: Eat seasonal fruit to cut costs in your produce and the best flavors! Fall fruits such as apples are usually a great choice! If you have a local orchard or can [...]

Grilled Herb Corn – A Kidney Friendly Summer Must-Have

2020-04-27T21:23:47-04:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Low Sodium Herbed Grilled Corn By Jessianna Saville Ingredients ½ c butter, unsalted 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced 2 tbsp fresh chives, minced 1 tsp dried thyme ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or per taste) 8 ears sweet corn, husked 1-2 fresh limes (opt but highly recommended!) Instructions In a small bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Spread 1 tablespoon mixture over each ear of corn. Wrap corn individually in heavy-duty foil. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Notes Phos 84 mg | Potassium 237 [...]

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 [...]

Honey-Garlic Low Sodium Marinated Kebabs

2020-04-27T21:25:47-04:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipes|

Kebabs are good all year round. These marinated low sodium kebabs give ample opportunity to ramp up vegetable intake in the most delicious and delightful way! Low potassium vegetables such as onion and peppers pair perfectly with the sweet and savory chicken to make this dinner a real home-run. This kebab recipe was a snap to put together. We used red and yellow peppers, both of which are low in potassium. We also used marinated chicken breasts and basted the kebabs in the marinade before grilling to perfection. Alternatively, you could also use pork. If you want to go totally plant-based, [...]

Summertime S’mores

2020-04-27T21:27:24-04:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, Recipes|

Nothing is more iconic of summertime and family time then s’mores.  "But," you say,  "s’mores have…shhhh [whisper] chocolate." No worries here though! Chocolate never shows up on the “Do Have” renal diet list, due to its high phos content.  A classic s’more with two graham crackers, 1/2 bar chocolate, and one large marshmallow has 97 mg phosphorus, 128 mg potassium, and 151 mg sodium. This does not mean that s’mores are out though. Non-chocolate s’mores are fancy, trendy, and super yummy.  We experimented with 3 different non-chocolate s’more variations to keep the dietary phosphorus at bay: Butterscotch Chip S'more, Lemon Curd [...]

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 [...]

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