DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Seafood Dip http://www.davita.com/recipes/appetizers and snacks/seafood-dip/a/4758

Nothing whets the appetite like a snack before dinner, but it’s important to remember that just because it’s small doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. That’s part of what makes the Seafood Dip such a great choice for those on the kidney diet. Lorraine, a DaVita dietitian from Massachusetts, created a renal-friendly dip by substituting healthy alternatives. Low in saturated fat, shrimp combined with imitation crab made from fish provides high quality protein. The no salt added ketchup in the cocktail sauce contains lycopenes, an antioxidant from tomatoes that helps keep your heart healthy. But that’s just part of why this dish is so great for the kidney diet– the other part is it tastes delicious. Try it and find out for yourself!