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Make-Ahead Kidney Diet Meal Ideas for the Holidays

Who has time to eat right when the holiday rush is upon us? You do! Don’t let shopping and decorating derail you from eating well or skipping a meal. Get a head start by cooking make-ahead kidney-friendly meals during this busy time.

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Simple Summertime Menus for a Kidney Diet

Start transitioning into summer with simple summertime menus for a kidney diet. Delicious ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are laid out for you in this easy-to-follow three-day plan. Enjoy the refreshing tastes of summer today.

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3-Day Springtime Menu for a Kidney Diet

Put some spring into your step with these springtime recipes for a kidney diet. We have three daily menus to help get you inspired. So let the birds sing, the flowers bloom and your kitchen become a little brighter with these delicious, kidney-friendly dishes.

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4-Day Kidney Diet Menu for a Busy Holiday Season

The holidays can be busy, but it doesn’t mean you should do away with eating a healthy and kidney-friendly diet. The DaVita® dietitians put together a four-day menu to help you get through the more hectic days of the holiday season.

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Low-Phosphorus Holiday Treats: Desserts & Drinks

During the winter holidays, the best defense against straying from your kidney diet is to be sure good-for-you fare is available. So why not break out some of your favorite kidney-friendly desserts and drinks to share? Treat your guests to delectable, low-phosphorus holiday treats at your next holiday gathering.

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Eating Well After the Holidays When You Have Kidney Disease

The holidays came and went, and now it’s time to put your New Year resolutions in action. But there are obstacles that make it hard to start living a healthier lifestyle on January 1. With the right tips, people with kidney disease can get back onto the path of eating well after the holidays.

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Just in time for the season of eating without reason, DaVita dietitian Margaret from El Paso, Texas provides some sound tips to keep a safe plate this holiday.

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Smart Kidney Diet Choices for Social Gatherings

Holidays, backyard barbecues and even casual family gatherings—there are ways to be the life of the party and still stay true to a healthy kidney diet when you’re on dialysis. Here are seven tips from DaVita® dietitian Maria Stasios that will help you navigate nutrition when you're aways from home.

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Super Bowl® XLVIII Finger Foods for the Kidney Diet

Get ready for some finger-lickin' and kidney-friendly foods for Super Bowl® XLVIII. Build a flavorful menu with our list of recipes, ranging from Buffalo Wings and Island Shrimp Slaw to Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs and Wonton Quiche Minis. These yummy recipes are perfect for an afternoon of watching the biggest football game of the year.

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Ring in the New Year with Kidney-Friendly Party Snacks

Parties don't have to be pitfalls for the dialysis diet. Just make delicious appetizers that are low in phosphorus, potassium and sodium, but flavorful enough for all partygoers to enjoy.

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. The DaVita dietitian team offers 31 helpful nutrition tips for people on dialysis. National Nutrition Month is a time to remember how important nutrition is for your health and quality of life. Follow these tips to eat right--the kidney-friendly way--every day.  

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Holiday Party Food: What to Cook, What to Eat and What to Limit

You’re hosting a family holiday get-together. The company is having its annual office party. And you just got an invitation to your neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration. So many parties, so much food! But fear not; you can learn about what to cook, what to eat and what to limit at any holiday gathering.

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Holiday Eating Tips for People on Dialysis

The holidays present an especially trying time for those requiring a special diet. With all the parties and opportunities to eat holiday treats, sometimes it’s challenging for people with kidney disease to keep up with what they eat. DaVita dietitians provide some advice to keep dialysis patients on track with their diet this holiday season.

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Healthy New Year’s Checklist for People with Kidney Disease

Whether you believe in making New Year’s resolutions or not, taking care of your health should be a top priority. To start the New Year off right, here is a good health checklist, along with six tips from DaVita nephrologist, Dr. Mary Meyer, to help you enjoy good health in the New Year.

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Happy Holidays Brunch for the Kidney Diet

The holidays usually find us gathered around a festive table sharing meals with loved ones. For those on a kidney diet, it helps to know there are kidney-friendly recipes that everyone can enjoy, and this holiday brunch menu can help get things started.

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Five Holiday Eating Tips for People with Kidney Disease

Holidays are filled with traditions and many of them are celebrated with food. You can still find comfort and joy at the dinner table while keeping your kidney diet in mind. Dietitian Karen lists five holiday eating tips when you have kidney disease.

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Kidney-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you dread what the holidays will do to your dialysis diet? Here’s a full kidney-friendly Thanksgiving menu plan, a complete grocery list (to make life easier), plus recipes for a four-course meal from appetizers to dessert. Prepare and eat up, it’s good for you.

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