- Higher Potassium
- 8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 cup onion
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 14 ounces spaghetti sauce
- Prepare spaghetti according to package directions, but omit the salt.
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onion. Drain fat.
- Add brown sugar, Italian seasonings and garlic powder. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Drain pasta and stir into the sauce.
- Toss and serve.
- Brown sugar takes the harshness out of the tomato sauce. Kent’s children love the sauce prepared this way.
- Check labels on spaghetti sauce and select a brand lower in sodium.
- Spaghetti sauce, like other tomato products, is high in potassium. By limiting the portion to 1/4-cup per serving, this recipe is acceptable for a low-potassium diet.
- Suggested sides include iceberg lettuce with low-sodium Italian dressing, Italian bread toasted with garlic spread and a small glass of lemon-lime soda.
- Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for a quick meal later.
- If you do not like whole wheat spaghetti, white spaghetti may be substituted.
Nutrients per serving
Protein 23 g
Carbohydrates 36 g
Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 269 mg
Potassium 538 mg
Phosphorus 256 mg
Calcium 52 mg
Fiber 4.7 g
Renal and renal diabetic food choices
- 2-1/2 meat
- 1-1/2 starch
- 1 vegetable, high potassium
- 1/2 high-calorie
Submitted by: DaVita patient Kent from Idaho.
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