Renal diet recipes are a perfect complement for your renal diet. Renal diets aims to reduce the workload of your kidneys by eating foods that controls the accumulation of waste products in your bloodstream. A perfect renal diet controls the intake of proteins, potassium, salt, phosphate, and fluids.
Protein intake is reduced to help slow down the progression of your kidney disease. Proteins can be found in food coming from animals like meat and seafood. People undergoing dialysis also needs to control their potassium intake to prevent hyperkalemia.
Meanwhile, salt and fluid intake is also monitored to make sure that the body maintains the right fluid balance. Instead of using salt, you can use mustard, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper to season your food.
And lastly, phosphate intake is monitored to reduce the risk of itchiness and bone diseases. If you have high levels of phosphate, try to incorporate milk substitutes in your recipes.
Here are some of the renal diet recipes you might want to try:
Recipe #1: Festive Egg Scramble
- 3 ½ cups of low cholesterol egg product
- ½ cup finely chopped onions
- ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- Combine the egg, onion, bell peppers, and black pepper in a bowl.
- Melt the margarine in a pan then add the egg mixture and cook until it is set. Stir often to prevent from sticking.
Recipe #2: Peppercorn Pork Chops
- 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
- 6 pork loin chops
- 2 tablespoons oil (olive, canola or corn)
- ¼ cup margarine
- 5 whole garlic cloves
- 1 cup diced red and green bell peppers
- ½ cup apple juice
- Sprinkle the crushed peppercorns on both sides of the pork chops.
- Heat oil, margarine and garlic in a pan over medium heat. Stir frequently.
- Add the pork chops and cook for 5-6 minutes. Don’t cover.
- Add the bell peppers and apple juice. Simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
Recipe #3: Blueberry Icebox Cake
- 1 ½ sticks of softened unsalted margarine
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose white flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 cups non-dairy whipped topping
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 21-ounce can blueberry pie filling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the margarine, flour and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Press evenly into the bottom of a baking dish and bake until lightly brown.
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar and fold the whipped topping in the mixture.
- Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Put in the blueberry pie filling and then spread the other half of the cream cheese mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
With the help of renal diet recipes, you will be able to enjoy the food you want to eat while taking care of your body’s health.
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