Kidney Diet Tips


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New Year’s Day Recipes for Kidney Diets

New Year’s Day is much more than the first day of the New Year. It is a day of celebration! A day to reflect on the year that was. It is a time to gather with friends and family. It is a time to think about our New Year’s resolutions and our dreams for the New Year! Let us not forget it is a time to eat really yummy food!

For people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are many kidney-friendly recipes that can be part of your New Year’s Day celebration. Simply go to Diet & Nutrition on and you will have access to many kidney-friendly recipes and even cookbooks. Whether you are looking for appetizers, snacks, beverages, or a main course, can help you find the right recipe. Recipes can also be filtered based on if a person is on dialysis or CKD non-dialysis. For people with diabetes, also has diabetes-friendly recipes as well.

Recipes for New Year’s Day

If you are staying home and relaxing on New Year’s Day or having a big celebration, enjoy some of these kidney friendly recipes.Some favorite New Year’s Day recipes are:

Black-Eyed Pea Hash–This black-eyed pea recipe might bring you luck! Try it  with Spicy Corn Bread and Southern-Style Collard Greens. Remember to be mindful of serving sizes for these recipes to keep good control of sodium, potassium and phosphorus levels. 

Winter Holiday Cranberry Pork Roast –This pork recipe can be the main course for your New Year’s Day meal Pork is a good source of protein and iron. Please check with your dietitian for the correct portion size to eat for your stage of CKD.

 Angelina’s Gingerbread Muffins –These holiday muffins will be great for New Year’s Day breakfast or brunch!

 Chewy Peppermint Cookies or Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies –Try one of  these delicious cookies instead for a sweet treat on your New Year’s Day.

 Snack Mix –This snack mix will provide a satisfying crunchy snack for your New Year’s Day celebration.

 Hot Holiday Cider Low Sugar –Try this warm holiday drink and have a cozy New Year’s Day! Or for a chilled drink try Ginger-Apple Sparkler.

Enjoy, celebrate, and eat this New Year’s Eve! Cheers to new beginnings and a bright future ahead for the New Year! I wish you all a very Happy New Year!


Additional Kidney Diet Resources

Visit and explore these diet and nutrition resources:

DaVita Food Analyzer

DaVita Dining Out Guides

Today’s Kidney Diet Cookbooks

DaVita Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Diet and Nutrition Articles                                                      

Diet and Nutrition Videos

Kidney Smart® Virtual Classes

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.

Iris M. Pacheco MS, RD, LD/N

Iris M. Pacheco MS, RD, LD/N

Iris M. Pacheco is originally from the Bronx, NY, and now resides in Wake Forest, NC. She has been a registered dietitian for 6 years, specializing in long term care nutrition and renal nutrition, plus acute care experience. Iris has worked at DaVita over 2 years. She enjoys helping patients improve their nutrition. In her free time, Iris likes surfing the internet, reading and cooking, as well as her new interest in gardening.