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. Lemon Thyme Chicken http://www.davita.com/recipes/chicken and turkey/lemon-thyme-chicken/a/5235

The nutritional content of food is often discussed, but did you know that the spices and flavorings used in recipes have healthful properties too? For instance, thyme contains flavonoids which have antioxidant properties. The piperine in black pepper can dramatically increase absorption of selenium, vitamin B and beta-carotene. Lemon juice has antiseptic properties and tenderizes meat. All three of these healthful flavorings can be found in a recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Eileen from New York. Her Lemon Thyme Chicken is tender, succulent, flavorful and special enough for company. She also offers a taste of the tropics with her Island Shrimp Slaw recipe. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy, traditional slaw with savory, spicy shrimp.