Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 8 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1-1/4 cups white onion
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 ounces kluski noodles, uncooked 
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Chop onion.
  2. Place shredded cabbage, onion and water in a large pan and steam over medium-low heat for an hour until tender. Stir frequently so cabbage does not stick. Add more water if needed.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain well.
  4. When all liquid is evaporated from cabbage, add margarine. Toss and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Season cabbage with black pepper.
  6. Add noodles to mixture and blend. Heat over low heat until hot.

Helpful hints

  • Substitute wide egg noodles if kluski noodles are unavailable.
  • 8 ounces dry kluski noodles or wide egg noodles yields 3-1/2 cups cooked.
  • Holushki is a recipe of Ukrainian origin.
  • 1/2 medium cabbage head yields approximately 8 cups.
  • Select a trans-fat free margarine.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 167

Protein 5 g

Carbohydrates 23 g

Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 26 mg

Sodium 75 mg

Potassium 263 mg

Phosphorus 67 mg

Calcium 48 mg

Fiber 2.9 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

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