Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  17
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  6 mg
  • Potassium  262 mg
  • Phosphorus  39 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Grilled Summer Squash

What's better than healthy, kidney-friendly and home-grilled vegetables? DaVita renal dietitian Anne from Pennsylvania shares an easy way to prepare Grilled Summer Squash to serve as part of your next fabulous dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Anne from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 8*     Serving size: Approximately 4 pieces (2 zucchini and 2 yellow squash)

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini 
  • 4 medium crookneck squash
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Wash squash with mild soap and water; rinse well.
  2. Cut each squash into four pieces; cut both vertically and horizontally.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet or large platter and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper, to taste (both optional).
  5. Cook on either a George Foreman™  grill or a gas grill. If using the Foreman™ grill, cook for approximately three to five minutes, flipping once. The squash should be tender but not mushy. If cooking on a gas grill, place flat surface down on a sheet of aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Cook approximately 5 to 7 minutes over a medium flame, watching carefully. Flip and cook approximately 2 more minutes on the “round” side. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  • *Note: This is a “cook once, eat twice” recipe. It makes 4 servings for the first dish, and then 4 servings for the second. Alternatively, the full recipe serves 8. See recipe for Italian Chicken Salad to use this for a cook once, eat twice recipe.
  • Serve 2 pieces of zucchini and 2 pieces of yellow squash with the Chicken in Rosemary-Garlic Sauce. Use remaining squash for the Italian Chicken Salad; cut squash pieces into 1/4" thick half-moons.
 

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