Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  73
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  18 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  32 mg
  • Potassium  138 mg
  • Phosphorus  18 mg
  • Calcium  25 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Cranberry Cabbage

DaVita dietitian, Heather from Georgia, enjoys spending time in the kitchen coming up with delicious kidney-friendly recipes for her patients to enjoy. One of her favorites is Cranberry Cabbage.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe adapted from R & D Laboratories newsletter and submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Georgia.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 10 ounces canned whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium head red cabbage 


    1. In large pan heat cranberry sauce, lemon juice and cloves together and bring to a simmer.
    2. Stir cabbage into melted cranberry sauce, mixing well.  Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to simmer. Continue cooking until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally.
    3. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One medium head of cabbage yields 6 cups chopped.

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Cranberry Cabbage

adeelkhan says:


great idea

Dec. 19, 2013, 7:19 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry Cabbage

Greg__ says:


outstanding! all the strong flavors counterbalanced each other to make for a mild yet tasty dish.

Dec. 15, 2013, 3:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry Cabbage

LaurieJLa says:


who would've thought this would be so good OMG will make this for thanksgiving too so good

Oct. 28, 2012, 1:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry Cabbage

sugarbear says:


This was a quick, simple recipe to make though I did not have ground cloves. I was afraid it would be too sweet, but I was happy to find it just had a hint of sweetness.

May. 16, 2010, 8:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

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