Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  190
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  421 mg
  • Potassium  444 mg
  • Phosphorus  210 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  4.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Sodium content varies between brands. Compare several cans and select the products with the lowest amount of sodium per serving.
  • This is a thick soup, so you may need to add some low sodium chicken broth when reheating leftovers. Serve over steamed rice if desired. 

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Zesty Taco Soup
12patches says:

Can you leave out the beans completely? Neither l or my husband care for kidney beans. Maybe there is a substitute? Dietitian comment: You could substitute chopped zucchini or green peas, or you could increase the amount of corm or hominy.

Dec. 28, 2017, 2:30 PM
Zesty Taco Soup
MArtyPhD says:

Could I use Beyond Meat Chicken strips instead of chicken? I am vegan. Dietitian comment: There are a few concerns. The sodium is 340 mg/85 g serving of the meatless chicken strips. The product also contains potassium chloride which is very high in potassium, but there is no information on the label. It also contains a phosphate additive. Bottom line is if lower sodium, potassium and phosphorus are a concern and you make this substitution make changes in other meals to compensate, or find a comparable product without potassium chloride and lower sodium content.

Aug. 23, 2016, 8:12 PM
Zesty Taco Soup
krgaffney says:

Cooking in the crockpot made this a very easy recipe. I used my homemade taco seasoning(no added salt) and served mine over rice which was delicious. However, my husband had his over corn chips as his diet isn't sodium restricted. Will definitely become a cool weather standard.

Mar. 15, 2016, 10:20 AM
Zesty Taco Soup
jrjones714 says:

This was a GREAT recipe. I cooked it on low for an additional 5 hours. That brought out the real flavor. I left out the jalapeno. I decreased the sodium by using frozen white corn and no sodium Swanson chicken broth. I put in a whole onion and a whole bell pepper. My husband and son loved it too so you know it was good.

Jan. 11, 2016, 8:34 AM
Zesty Taco Soup
dmagana says:

Looks good, I'm going to try it. Can I substitute black beans instead of kidney beans. Also, I have no idea what hominy even is so will it change the soup greatly if I simply leave it out? Dietitian comment: Black beans are slightly higher in potassium and phosphorus. Per serving the potassium is increased by 30 mg and phosphorus by 8 mg. Hominy is corn that has been treated with alkali which makes it puff up. You could substitute with 8 ounces of corn instead.

Oct. 27, 2015, 10:36 PM
Zesty Taco Soup
Claire10 says:

I have not tried this yet but looks great. I'm confused I thought white beans were not on our diets. Dietitian comment: Beans are high in fiber and are a healthy addition---but in small amounts due to the high potassium and phosphorus content. The portion size and totals for these minerals per serving are just as important as how much is included in the recipe. This one still fits our kidney-friendly nutrient ranges.

Aug. 09, 2015, 7:59 AM
Zesty Taco Soup

Do you cook the chicken first or put it in the crockpot uncooked? Dietitian comment: No put the uncooked chicken in the crock pot and it will cook through during the recommended cooking time.

Dec. 13, 2014, 1:16 PM
Zesty Taco Soup
tea2 says:

Haven't tried this yet. What would the values be if I changed the chicken to ground beef instead? Dietitian comment: Fat is higher so recommend lean ground beef drained. Phosphorus is slightly lower and the other nutrients of concern for a kidney diet are similar.

Jul. 09, 2014, 3:43 PM
Zesty Taco Soup
NutrioTest says:

I love this recipe!

Nov. 15, 2013, 8:26 AM

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