Kidney Diet Tips

Today’s Kidney Diet Sweets & Treats Holiday Cookbook

Fall into a festive mood by baking a batch of holiday treats. Experience the joy of mixing ingredients, portioning dough on a baking sheet, and getting a whiff of that yummy fresh-baked cookie smell filling the kitchen and beyond.

The newest Today’s Kidney Diet: Holiday Sweets & Treats cookbook offers 14 recipes for cookies, bars, popcorn and fudge. You can bake Anise and Orange Biscotti for a morning coffee-dipping cookie or Old-Fashioned Shortbread cookies cut into holiday shapes to decorate. Bake a pan of Apple Bars or Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars to share with neighbors or workmates. For a holiday gift, try the Low Phosphorus Fudge or Sugar and Spice Popcorn.

Holiday plate with Angel Cookies and pine sprigs

My favorite recipe in this cookbook is Angel Cookies. With only 4 ingredients, these delightful bites are easy to prepare, and have only 87 calories and 14 carb grams for 2 cookies.

In addition to the sweet treat recipes, you will also find information on ways to reduce or replace sugar, cookie-making and storage tips, pointers for making and cutting bar cookies, and ideas for wrapping and presenting sweet holiday gifts.

To get your copy of TKD: Holiday Sweets & Treats visit the cookbook library and download the digital copy. While you’re there, check out the other 30 cookbooks, including Holiday Feasts, Holiday Gatherings and Home-Cooked Holidays.

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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.