Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  141
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  188 mg
  • Potassium  47 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  6 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Soft Pretzels

Enjoy kidney-friendly recipe Soft Pretzels with low-sodium mustard for a great afternoon snack.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted DaVita dietitian Kathy, MS, RD, LDN, CSR, from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 1


    • 2 cups warm water
    • 2 packages dry active yeast
    • 4 tablespoons canola oil
    • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour (divided)
    • 6 cups water
    • 3 tablespoons baking soda
    • 1/4 cup mustard


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add canola oil and half of the flour. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Add remaining flour and knead for 5 minutes.
  3. Let dough rest for 1 hour.
  4. Divide dough into 24 pieces. Roll into 18” lengths and twist into pretzel shape. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 475° F.
  6. Add baking soda to 6 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  7. Add pretzels to boiling water for 1 minute then transfer to a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Serve each pretzel with 1/2 teaspoon mustard.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Choose the mustard brand lowest in sodium.
    • You may need to add additional water to keep water level up in pot. Add pretzels in small batches.

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Soft Pretzels

srandhawa__ says:


The flavor of this seemed to be ok, but I found it difficult to make. Maybe it would be better if formed into pretzel sticks because most of the twists ended up looking like blobs of dough.

Jul. 06, 2011, 6:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

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