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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  44
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  10 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  43 mg
  • Potassium  29 mg
  • Phosphorus  2 mg
  • Calcium  1 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Royal Meringue Cookies

They say a good cook loves food and people equally. That’s certainly the case for Barbara from Alabama who says she was drawn to be a dietitian because it was a great combination of the two. Barbara’s Royal Meringue Cookies are light-as-air treats that literally melt in your mouth. Made with love, there’s almost nothing better than these kidney-friendly cookies.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Barbara from Alabama.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 2 cookies

Ingredients

    • 6 egg whites, fresh (1 cup)
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon colored sprinkles

Preparation

    1. Preheat oven to 275° F.
    2. Lightly butter and flour two large cookie sheets.
    3. In a large bowl, let the egg whites warm to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
    4. With electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt and vanilla until soft peaks form when beater is slowly raised. 
    5. Gradually beat in granulated sugar two teaspoons at a time, until very stiff peaks form. Mixture should be moist and shiny.
    6. Drop meringue by tablespoonfuls, using rubber spatula to push meringue from spoon to form mounds, 1” apart. There should be approximately 40 mounds.
    7. Sprinkle each mound with sprinkles if desired. 
    8. Bake about 1 hour or until crisp and very light golden color.
    9. Open oven door and let meringues cool for 1 hour before removing from cookie sheet. Store in a covered container until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices

1/2

Helpful hints

  • Add an extract such as lemon or almond for extra flavoring.
 

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