December 5, 2012
December is the month for holiday celebrations, and now is the time to pick out a few ‘go to’ kidney diet holiday recipes you can prepare with little fuss. By selecting recipes made for your kidney diet you can always feel good about enjoying food with your guests or bringing a dish to a holiday event. There are so many choices in the DaVita recipe collection, I thought I would inspire you with a few of my ‘go to’ favorites.
We all love easy when there’s so much to do, so my first holiday pick is a quick appetizer with only 4 ingredients plus apple slices and low-sodium crackers.
Holiday Cheese Ball is a combination of cream cheese, Russian dressing, onion powder and a thin coat of ground walnuts. Mix the ingredients and form into a ball then wrap it and refrigerate for 30 minutes while you slice the apples and pull out your favorite serving dishes.
Holiday Cheese Ball also travels well. Keep it wrapped and place in a cold lunch bag to transport.
You can change it up by shaping it in a log instead of a ball, or by serving with celery of other low potassium raw vegetables.
Holiday Cheese Ball keeps over several days so you can make it a day in advance or save part for a second event the next day. Read more…