May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
April 18, 2014
Happy Easter! It’s a wonderful time to celebrate life with family and friends and share a meal and fun activities. No doubt many of us are boiling, coloring and decorating eggs in preparation for Sunday’s Easter egg hunt. But what do you do with the leftover hard-boiled eggs? Here are some kidney diet tips for recycling this tasty, high quality protein source. Read more…
January 8, 2014
A new year represents new beginnings, reflections on the past, resolutions, changes, and a positive outlook on what the future will bring. For people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis, 2014 will bring even more focus to quality of food and nutrition selections, an aspect many renal dietitians already embrace and continue to incorporate into their practice.
In my quest to create helpful resources and tools for people and families dealing with kidney diets, I like to imagine possibilities for the future. Today I’m sharing eight kidney diet and nutrition trends I predict will continue to gain momentum this year and into the future. Read more…
December 20, 2013
Five days until Christmas, which means you have time to make some of your favorite holiday cookies. Imagine the aroma of fresh baked cookies filling the house! I’ve selected 5 of my favorite holiday cookie recipes from the DaVita kidney-friendly recipe collection. In addition, consider these 5 reasons to make a batch of cookies today! Read more…
November 25, 2013
By guest blogger DaVita dietitian Susan Lupackino, MHS, RD, LDN
I love this time of year. Falling leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, orange, brown, gold and yellow. Farmers’ markets are selling seasonal pumpkins and winter squash, coffee shops are serving spiced coffee and tea, and there’s a cool, brisk, and invigorating nip in the air. Apple Pie and Cornbread Muffins are baking in the oven and the swirl of colors and smells come together to make Fall a magical season. Read more…
November 22, 2013
This weekend many of us are pulling out favorite recipes, making our grocery list and planning for Thanksgiving Day celebration. For kidney patients, having foods that limit sodium, phosphorus and potassium (if restricted) is vital to staying on track and feeling good throughout the holiday season.
Revisit our past Thanksgiving Kidney Diet Tips and look for new holiday tips coming early next week.
Happy Thanksgiving shopping!
DaVita Dietitian Sara
Kidney diet resources from DaVita.com
October 30, 2013
Time to stir up a pot of chili and make a special treat or two to enjoy as you enjoy the string of funny and scary trick-or-treaters visiting your neighborhood. My new favorite Halloween recipe is Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars by DaVita dietitian Maryann from Virginia. Check the ingredient list and below and get ready to fix this kidney-friendly treat. Read more…
August 21, 2013
The end of summer is approaching, and August and September weekends are best times to stay out of the kitchen and plan a few last summer cookouts. One great way to stick to your kidney diet and still enjoy a backyard cookout is to host it at your house. Read more…
July 2, 2013
Fireworks, outdoor games and friendly gatherings are a great way to kick off the first holiday of the summer. Naturally, when people get together there’s bound to be food. It can be a challenge to stick to a kidney-friendly eating plan when attending 4th of July picnics and cookouts. To help with planning, here are a few picnic-favorite recipes—including muffins, salads, chicken and cookies—to bring along so you can enjoy the festivities and not pay for it by feeling bad later. Read more…
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