Holidays and family traditions seem to revolve around the dinner table. Yet, while eating is a favorite Thanksgiving Day pastime, dialysis patients are all too aware of the impact holiday foods can have on their labs. This year enjoy the foods you love without suffering the bad effects.
DaVita.com has prepared a tasty menu packed with turkey and all the trimmings that’s perfect for those on the renal diet and a treat to guests who will never guess these dishes are low in sodium, phosphorus and potassium. In addition to the menu, we’ve provided a complete grocery list to assist you in shopping for this impressive meal. Plus, the easy-to-follow recipes are designed to provide maximum flavor and minimal effort.
Of course, if you’re invited to dine with family and friends this Thanksgiving, you may want to prepare a few of the appetizers and side dishes to bring along. This ensures you’ll have renal-safe foods you can enjoy. Many times family and friends want to be supportive and provide foods that adhere to the dialysis diet, but they’re not sure what to cook. You can feel confident recommending these 16 taste-tested recipes that will be delicious to everyone gathered around the Thanksgiving table.
Please remember when dining on this special holiday to watch your portions. Each recipe shows the recommended serving size for the general renal diet. When eating the portions indicated you will be within the guidelines of most renal diets. As always talk with your doctor or dietitian about your individual dietary restrictions before trying any recipe.
Everyone at DaVita.com wishes you safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving.
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