Kidney Diet Tips

New! Today’s Kidney Diet Homemade Condiments cookbook

The newest Today’s Kidney Diet cookbook is now available, just in time for your summer barbecues and picnics. Today’s Kidney Diet Homemade Condiments cookbook is sure to provide ideas for making your summer spreads special.

Herb seasoning mixes, salad dressings, sauces, salsa, marinades and pickled toppings are all included. Try the Carrot-Ginger Dressing to add flavor and color to a salad while keeping sodium low. Serve the Pickled Red Onion or Pickled Mustard Seeds as a surprise topping for burgers, sandwiches, fish and chicken. Make homemade Basil Pesto or Creamy Cauliflower Sauce to top pasta or bread or serve as a dip. For a fruity flare there’s Mojito Salsa.

In addition to 14 condiment recipes this cookbook contains a chart that compares the amount of salt in homemade vs. store-bought condiments. Guidelines on how long to store homemade condiments and meal ideas for serving the condiments are included. Summer menus with condiment pairings will give you new ideas for kidney-friendly recipes to help show off your homemade condiments.

Try the Curried Onion and Garlic Seasoning and let me know what you think. It’s great as a tabletop shaker to use instead or salt. Sprinkle it on salads, veggies or meat or add it to marinades and salad dressings.

The most fun recipe we prepared for the photo shoot was the Pickled Mustard Seeds. Some of the dietitians compared the texture to caviar but with a mild mustard flavor. We paired it with a salmon filet in the photo. However, this recipe compliments many other foods like burgers and sandwiches.

Download your copy of Today’s Kidney Diet Homemade Condiments cookbook today. You may find it helpful in planning a Memorial Day menu or summer gathering meals.

Additional Kidney Diet Resources

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DaVita Food Analyzer

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Today’s Kidney Diet Cookbooks

DaVita Kidney-Friendly Recipes

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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.

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 30 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.