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. Old Fashioned Salmon Soup http://www.davita.com/recipes/soups and stews/old-fashioned-salmon-soup/a/6999

Joyce, a DaVita dietitian from Michigan, updates a family recipe for Old Fashioned Salmon Soup from Gloria, a peritoneal dialysis patient at DaVita. By swapping margarine and liquid nondairy creamer for butter and milk, Joyce significantly lowers the soup's phosphorus and cholesterol levels. She also cuts down on the original recipe's sodium by swapping canned salmon for fresh red sockeye salmon, baked in the oven. Sockeye salmon is characterized by its fiery red flesh, robust flavor and firm texture. Since this fish is only ever wild-caught, it's loaded with two essential omega-3 fatty acids: EPAs, which can improve blood flow and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels; and DHAs, which boost memory and cognitive function. Whether you just have a cup for a renal friendly snack or add a salad to make it into a meal, Old Fashioned Salmon Soup is a great addition to your kidney-friendly recipe book.