Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  82
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  46 mg
  • Potassium  81 mg
  • Phosphorus  73 mg
  • Calcium  48 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Grape Dumplings

Have you ever heard of Grape Dumplings? Here's your chance to try this North Carolina treat by following this kidney-friendly recipe from DaVita dietitian Barb.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Barb in North Carolina.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/3 cup


    • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon margarine
    • 1-1/4 cup grape juice
    • 1 cup water


    1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and shortening. Add 1/2-cup grape juice and mix into a stiff dough. 
    2. Roll dough very thin on a floured board and cut into strips 1/2” wide and 1” long.
    3. Mix 1-cup grape juice with 1-cup water in a saucepan and heat to a boil.
    4. Drop dough pieces into boiling grape juice and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
    5. Serve dumpling with small amount of liquid.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fruit

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve as a side dish with your meal or for dessert.

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Grape Dumplings



Is it a 1/4 or 1/2 cup grape juice? Thanks Moderator response: The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup to make a stiff dough but you can adjust by adding an extra tablespoon or two if the dough is too stiff.

Oct. 20, 2010, 2:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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