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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  180
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  386 mg
  • Potassium  37 mg
  • Phosphorus  38 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Snack Mix

Snack Mix is a tasty, kidney-friendly snack to tide you over. Cereals, pretzels, popcorn and spices make it so delicious. You can also put Snack Mix into your favorite serving dish when you have company over or when you attend a party.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe taken from the National Kidney Foundation’s Living Well on Dialysis and submitted by DaVita dietitian Margaret in California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

    • 1 cup rice cereal squares
    • 1 cup corn cereal squares
    • 1 cup unsalted tiny pretzel twists
    • 3 cups unsalted popcorn
    • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Preparation

    1. Mix cereals, pretzels and popcorn in large bowl.
    2. Combine melted margarine, garlic powder and onion powder. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat. Add Parmesan cheese.
    3. Bake in 350° F oven for 7 to 10 minutes.
    4. Cool before serving.
    5. Store in sealed container.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

    • To reduce sodium further, use unsalted margarine or unsalted butter. Select the rice and corn cereal brand lowest in sodium.
    • For an added holiday twist, add 1 cup dried cranberries to the snack mix after it has cooled.
 

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Snack Mix

krgaffney says:

5

I have been missing all my salty snacks but this snack mix is a really good substitute. I even had to share with my husband. ha

Aug. 20, 2013, 2:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

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sblasczyk says:

4

A teammate made this for a party and it was good. She felt it didn't have a lot of flavor but no one complained and it was all gone by the end of the day.

Nov. 09, 2012, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Katee says:

3

I am a dietitian at DaVita and I made this for our "super bowl party" at the facility as an alternative to the typical party mix with all the salt - Had some great comments from those that tried it. Great addition with the cranberries. I agree about the butter, cut it in 1/2 with the second batch that I made and that worked out better.

Jan. 31, 2012, 12:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

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larichard says:

3

I am a dietitian with Davita. I made this for my patients and they thought it was pretty good. Butter and cheese makes it greasy though.

Oct. 20, 2010, 8:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

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srandhawa__ says:

4

Good snack. You don't really miss the salt.

Jul. 18, 2008, 11:18 AM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

4

Crunchy ~ a great snack for dialysis time.

May. 14, 2008, 1:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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