DaVita Kidney Care recently released a cookbook of meals for the holiday season.
Today’s Kidney Diet: Home-Cooked Holidays highlights 14 kidney-friendly holiday recipes that include nostalgic and festive flavors, according to the company. Recipes cover holiday specials from cranberry stuffing to spiced eggnog, and tout “maximum flavor and high-quality protein, yet lower levels of sodium, potassium and phosphorus” to provide good nutrition for patients, the company noted.
“Our dietitian team curated the Home-Cooked Holidays cookbook to help people with kidney disease eat their favorite holiday foods without sacrificing tradition, taste or their treatment plans, which include lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a kidney-friendly diet,” Sara Colman, RDN, CDE, nutrition manager for DaVita.com, said.
To download the cookbook, visit DaVita.com/FreeCookbook. The cookbook includes “Today’s Kidney Diet: Quick Reference Guide,” which has information to help people choose the best foods for their stage of chronic kidney disease.
Those with kidney disease can also take advantage of the DaVita Diet Helper, a meal-planning tool that tracks phosphorus, potassium and sodium levels, and features more than 1,000 recipes that are kidney- and diabetes-friendly.