Kidney Disease Diet
Chronic Kidney Disease is a serious condition that affects 1 in 10 Americans, 20 years and older. Most of the population who lives with the disease may not know they have it. Be proactive! If you start forming good habits now, you will have a healthier life now and in the future. If you are one of the 20 million people living with Chronic Kidney Disease, here is a dietary guide to follow.
- Low phosphorus, sodium, and fat diet
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat more Legumes (peas or beans)
- Control your blood pressure
- Control your diabetes, if applicable
- Drink plenty of water
- Maintain a healthy weight
If you or a loved one is living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), check out two kidney friendly recipes below.
Tex- Mex Wings
Servings: 12 | Serving size: 2 wings
- one 8-ounce can diced green chili peppers
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (choose lowest sodium brand)
- 3/4 cup local honey
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
- 24 chicken wing drummettes
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large bowl.
- Add chicken and toss to coat.
- Place chicken in a baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Check internal temperature with a thermometer.
- Serve right away or place in a covered warming dish until the chicken is ready to be served.
- Buy fresh wing drummettes at the grocery. A 1-1/4 pound package contains approximately 12 drummettes. If unavailable, ask your butcher to cut whole chicken wings into drummette size.
- Boneless chicken pieces may be used in this recipe. Check for doneness after 20 minutes.
- Look for the lowest sodium brand of green chili peppers. Sodium varies greatly between brands.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2/3 cup
- 3/4 cup uncooked rice
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1-1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- In a casserole or saucepan sauté rice in oil until rice is light brown, stirring frequently.
- Add onion and green pepper and continue to sauté until onion and pepper are tender but not browned.
- Add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
- Add broth, water and black pepper. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until rice is cooked.
Recipes courtesy of DaVita.com