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Shelli celebrates Michigan favorite foods

The delights of snowy, lake-filled and forested Michigan are many, including the regional cuisine. DaVita dietitian, Shelli from Michigan, shares some of her fond food memories of Michigan. She’s also made her recipes dialysis-diet friendly by modifying ingredients to keep the recipes lower in phosphorus and potassium compared to the traditional fare. 

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Mary from Georgia

What could be peachier than a fond look at Georgia, also known as “The Peach State?” DaVita dietitian, Mary, reminds us that her state brings forth not only peach blossoms, but dogwood, azalea and cherry blossoms, too, from the Appalachian Trailto the Okefenokee Swamps. Mary has personally tested all the recipes in this sampler of Georgian cuisine—a choice of three entrees, two desserts and a cool beverage—Rachael’s Dilly Chicken, Mustard Seed Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Pauline’s Shrimp Salad, Peach Crisp, Mary’s Cherry Pie and Minted Lemonade.

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Kidney-friendly foods from the Southwest

One of the great things about living in the United States is that you are in a melting pot of flavors as well as cultures. DaVita dietitians, Kara and Maria from Arizona, have put together a regional menu of favorite foods from the Southwest. Homemade Tortillas, Huevos Rancheros, Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice and No-Tomato Salsa are a few of the dialysis-friendly recipes you’ll find that feature the ingredients that are plentiful in the American Southwest.

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Kidney-friendly foods from Pennsylvania

DaVita® renal dietitians share kidney-friendly recipes from beautiful Pennsylvania. Are you in the mood for Anise and Orange Biscotti? How about cooking up Chicken Paprikas or getting adventurous by trying Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup? And be sure not to overstuff yourself with irresistible Stuffed Pork Chops and Turkey Stuffed Green Peppers. So pack your suitcase and bring your appetite, because you’re about to go on a tasty tour of Pennsylvania’s kidney diet fare.

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Kidney-friendly foods from Minnesota

DaVita renal dietitians from Minnesota share some of their favorite regional recipes that have been modified for the dialysis diet. By limiting phosphorus, potassium and sodium, dialysis patients can enjoy delicious Apple Pie, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Swedish Rusks, Chinese Hotdish and more. Hotdish is another name for casserole, and those seem pretty popular in Minnesota.

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Kidney-friendly foods from India

DaVita® renal dietitians Usha and Shawna guide you through what attractions to see and what foods to eat when visiting India. But many of the country’s staple foods contain high amounts of phosphorus and potassium which are not suitable for a kidney-friendly diet. Many people with chronic kidney disease can still enjoy tasty Indian cuisine can, thanks to these kidney-friendly dishes. From Cranberry Rice Pilaf to Mango Chutney and New Delhi-Style Spicy Chicken, there is enough good food for a kidney diet to make you feel like you’re really in the enchanted country of India.

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Kidney-friendly foods from Chicago

DaVita® renal dietitians share their take on foods that has made Chicago famous. Try BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza or sip on some Oxtail Soup. You’ll want to devour the Spicy Basil Beef Stir-Fry and later indulge in a Banana Pudding Dessert. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients don’t have to sacrifice the taste of Chicago with these kidney-friendly recipes.

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Kidney-friendly Filipino foods from Northern California

Five DaVita renal dietitians from Vallejo, Hayward and Fairfield, California have put together a selection of favorite Filipino foods that are popular in their northern California area. Generally, Filipino foods can be high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus; however, DaVita dialysis dietitians have modified the recipes to make them more kidney-friendly. Try Palabok, Lumpia, Sinigang, Pancit and Turon and discover the uniqueness of northern California.

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Helen from Colorado Menu

DaVita dietitian Helen not only knows her way around the kitchen, but she can also tell you how to get around Colorado. Helen shares some delicious recipes and lays out a fun itinerary for visiting the Rocky Mountain state. Even if you can’t get to Colorado anytime soon, her recommendations will make you feel like you’ve taken a vacation.

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Fun stuff to do and delicious specialties of the Pacific Northwest

Drive as far north and as far west as you can in the continental United States and you’ll find yourself in the great state of Washington. Along with breathtaking scenery, there are some good, fresh eats in the Evergreen State. DaVita dietitian Brenda from Washington shares some of the highlights of the Pacific Northwest. Take a trip to Washington to see the sights, or just try some of these delicious, kidney-friendly regional recipes at home.

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