A healthy kidney-friendly diet can be supported by snacking in between meals. So even if you have chronic renal disease, you can still eat snacks, sweets, and even side dishes that are good for your kidneys. The secret is to choose foods that are kidney-friendly and think about how they will affect your health.
If you choose your snacks wisely, they can be a terrific way to manage your appetite and support your kidney-friendly diet. Additionally, making the appropriate snack choices can support healthy blood pressure and help you manage other medical disorders like diabetes or high blood pressure.
You just need to make sure that you consult with your dietitian first. But here are 5 quick snacks for CKD patients that are low in SPPP:
Barbeque Apple Chips
1 apple (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, or Fuji)
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt-free onion powder
1 tsp salt-free garlic powder
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
¼ tsp mustard powder
1. Set the oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Slice your apple into 1/8-inch thick pieces after coring it with a mandoline. Time-saving advice: After slicing the apple, you can use your fingers to remove the seeds if you don't want to core it. Additionally, if you don't have a mandoline, you can use your knife to cut small slices.
3. Put two 9x11-inch baking sheets aside and cover them with parchment paper.
4. Combine the spice ingredients in a small bowl.
5. On a large platter, arrange a few apple slices and sprinkle both sides with the spice mixture.
6. On the baking sheet covered with parchment, arrange the slices in a single layer.
7. Continue seasoning and arranging the apple slices on the sheet until they are all done. Bake the apples for one hour in the oven. Bake for an additional hour after turning the slices over.
8. The apples will become quite crispy at this point if you turn the oven off but leave them inside to cool.
9. Serve and savor right away, or store for a few days in an airtight jar.
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup shredded green cabbage
½ tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup grated carrots
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup mayonnaise, low fat
½ tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp dill weed, dried
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp green bell pepper
1. Combine all vegetables.
2. Combine the spices, vinegar, and mayonnaise.
3. After pouring, stir the vegetables.
Garlic and Onion Popcorn
8 cups unsalted popcorn
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon brewer's yeast
- Pam/Olive Oil Spray
1. Mix the popcorn in a sizable basin.
2. Spray Pam evenly on the popcorn.
3. Sprinkle the popcorn with the mixture of garlic, onion, and brewer's yeast and toss to coat.
4. Put popcorn in a jar with a tight lid.
Kidney-Friendly Chicken Nuggets
1½ pounds chicken breast, cut into 1.5 by 1-inch nuggets
1 6-oz container low-sodium, low-fat, Greek yogurt
1 cup all-purpose white flour
1 egg, whisked
1 cup crushed wheat cornflakes or no-salt added corn chips
½ cup lemon juice
¼ teaspoon dried dill
¼ teaspoon dried celery seed
¼ teaspoon salt-free garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried lemon peel
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-Olive oil spray
1. Combine the chicken with the yogurt and lemon in a plastic container. Rub the ingredients together with your hands to evenly distribute the yogurt and lemon marinade over the chicken. Then cover the container and place it in the fridge overnight, or a minimum of four hours.
2. Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit when you're ready to start baking.
3. Take the chicken out of the refrigerator and let it to warm up. Set up your breading station as it warms. Place the following ingredients in three separate bowls: flour, whisked egg, and cornflakes breadcrumbs mixed with spices in bowl 3. (dill to black pepper).
4. If you don't have an oven-safe cooling rack, just cover a baking sheet with parchment paper if you want to use a baking sheet. Next, begin breading your chicken by dredging each strip or nugget in flour, then in egg, and finally in cornflakes crumbs. Once all the nuggets have been breaded, place the first one on the cooling rack and continue with the others. Give each nugget a short spritz of olive oil, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crispy and browned. Serve hot.
Rice Cereal Treat
1½ cup mini marshmallows
¼ cup sugar substitute
3 cups rice cereal
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1. In a big saucepan, gently melt butter or margarine.
2. Place marshmallows in.
3. Up until the melting point, stir continually.
4. Choose a sugar replacement to add.
5. Canned rice is added.
6. Stir everything together.
7. Place mixture in an 8 × 8 pan that has been buttered.
8. With wax paper, apply pressure.
9. Cool down.
10. Into 9 squares, cut.
Having the right meal plan can help you sustain healthy eating habits while still enjoying your food. It can also take away the stress of deciding what to eat, especially when you are pressed for time and hungry. You can start your weekly meal plan by incorporating these kidney-friendly recipes in your diet. However, before making any dietary changes, make sure to always check in with your renal dietitian to ensure you meet your unique nutritional requirements.
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