Kidney Diet Tips

Recipes for Easter Dinner at Home

For those that celebrate Easter it is an opportunity for families to take a moment to pause their busy lives and come together. Some families participate in traditions such as Easter egg hunts or attend church services together before sitting down for Easter dinner. This year you may find that social distancing practices have you spending Easter with a smaller group or video-calling loved ones instead of gathering in person. Take this opportunity to try some new kidney-friendly recipes to share at future gatherings!

Easter Recipes

Try this Glazed Pork Roast instead of a traditional ham.

This swap could save you over 700 mg of sodium and still has 24 g of protein in a 3-ounce serving. Plus, the tangy sweetness from the cranberry topping will certainly have you reaching for seconds!

Or try this Creamy Rice Risotto instead of traditional mashed potatoes.

This risotto is so creamy that you won’t even miss the mashed potatoes and you’ll save over 200 mg of potassium per serving!

Try these Southern-Style Collard Greens instead of creamed spinach.

These greens are a delicious swap for creamed spinach. Plus they pack more than 2 g of fiber in a half cup and can save you nearly 150 mg of sodium per serving!

Try this Strawberry Pie instead of banana pudding.

This Strawberry Pie has less than half the potassium of a traditional banana pudding and can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Enjoying these simple — and delicious! — dishes while calling or video-chatting with your loved ones can help you keep the comfort of a healthy, home-cooked, holiday meal at a time when we could all use a bit of comfort.

So, take this opportunity to play around in your kitchen and experiment a little. You never know which recipe will be your family’s next favorite holiday dish!

Additional Kidney Diet Resources

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Today’s Kidney Diet Cookbooks

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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.

Brandy Legg, RD, LDN

Brandy Legg, RD, LDN

Brandy Legg, RD, LDN has been a Registered Dietitian for four years. She spent three years in long term and acute care before joining the DaVita team. She lives in Georgia with her husband and her senior rescue dog, Chappie. She loves to read, write, travel, and cook, but spends most of her spare rubbing Chappie's belly.