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Memorial Day Backyard BBQ and Picnic Recipes
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives to serve our country and fight for freedom. It is also a day to spend time with our friends and loved ones. Often our gatherings involve food. Maybe you are hosting a barbeque or picnic. Or maybe you want to bring a dish to a gathering. A person with kidney disease may be wondering “What can I make that everyone will enjoy, plus help me stay within the kidney diet?” Well, look no further. Check out these recipes ideas that can be found on DaVita.com.
Quenching thirst while staying within your fluid limit can be a challenge, especially when your focus is on fun, not fluids. Try one of these beverages to chase away your thirst.
Try one of these kidney friendly appetizers to nosh on before your main meal. Take note of the serving size and enjoy!
Monitoring protein can be challenge on a kidney diet. DaVita.com can help you filter recipes between chronic kidney disease (CKD) non-dialysis, dialysis, and even diabetes. These are examples of recipes that fit within all those diets.
You can still enjoy pasta, rice, grains, salad, and vegetables while on a kidney diet. Give these a try!
For those with a sweet tooth, try these kidney and diabetes friendly desserts!
Try out these recipes or get inspired by other recipes found on DaVita.com. Also, check out the Today’s Kidney Diet Cookbooks for more recipe ideas. Some favorite cookbooks are the “Summer Picnic Recipes” and “Sandwiches, Burgers, & Pizza.” Be sure to check out the newest TKD Homemade Condiments cookbook for recipes and tips for flavoring food without the extra salt.
I am wishing all of you a happy Memorial Day! Enjoy those around you and as you eat together and share this special day!
Additional Kidney Diet Resources
Visit DaVita.com and explore these diet and nutrition resources:
DaVita Diet Helper online meal planner and tracker
Kidney Smart® Classes taught by kidney experts in your area
This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Consult your physician and dietitian regarding your specific diagnosis, treatment, diet and health questions.