Yasmin's Tarka Dal

Yasmin’s Tarka Dal

Yasmin’s Tarka Dal By Yasmin Javaid, Health Care Assistant at Rochdale Dialysis Unit. This recipe for Tarka Dal comes courtesy of Yasmin Javaid who works on the dialysis unit at Rochdale.  Lentils are cheap, delicious and a good source of protein. This healthy recipe is full of flavour and makes a comforting vegetarian dish. Serves[…]

Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Barbecue Chicken Helen Botham, renal dietitian at Salford Royal has kindly provided this great recipe for a summer barbecue.  This dish, Spicy Barbecue Chicken, makes a great summer meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Using fresh ingredients, it is full of flavour and low in salt.   Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Chicken[…]

Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Honey

Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Honey

Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Honey Stir fry’s are quick and easy recipes to follow and this recipe for Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Honey is particularly tasty. I often eat this mid-week.  Chinese food can be high in salt but this recipe isn’t as there is no extra salt or flavour enhancers[…]

Risotto for Weight Loss and Kidney Disease

Risotto for weight loss and kidney disease It is sometimes hard to create tasty meals which are low in calories and meet the specifications of a renal diet. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to prevent other long term medical conditions and meet the criteria for a transplant.  The following recipe is an easy meal[…]

Potato Salad

Potato salad (Serves 2) The perfect accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Boiled potatoes can be enjoyed as part of a low potassium diet, up to once daily. Ingredients 250g waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte, peeled (if preferred) and halved 4 tsp natural yoghurt 4 tsp mayonnaise 1 lemon 2 spring onions, finely sliced Method[…]

Prawn Layered Salad

Prawn layered salad (serves 1) If you are required to follow a low phosphate diet, remember to have prawns in moderation only. Your dietitian can advise you further if you are unsure.   Ingredients 1 Egg 1 Baby Gem lettuce, shredded 195g can sweetcorn 1 carrot, coarsely grated ½ small cucumber, de-seeded and diced 100g[…]

Cinnamon Toast

Why not try this warming snack on a cold, long winter night!   Cinnamon toast Recipe Tablespoon of butter/margarine 2 pinches of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon sugar You will need to grill the bread rather than using a toaster Toast one side of your bread under a medium grill Spread cinnamon butter on the untoasted[…]

My 5 day countdown to my #Kidney #Transplant

Hi Everyone, My name is Joseph, and I am a CKD patient who is having a kidney Transplant on Friday 01st August 2014. I am very fortunate that my older Brother is giving me the gift of life. In 2010 I became ill and quickly the doctors diagnosed CKD. For the next 4 years I[…]

Things you always wanted to know about your renal diet – but always forget to ask—Diane Green, Renal Dietician

The renal diet is one of the most complicated diets to learn and follow, with every patient having different dietary restrictions, which depend on your blood results and medical treatment. The advice might include altering your intake of: *Potassium (including fruit and vegetables) *Phosphate (include dairy foods) * Sodium or salt (including processed, tinned foods)[…]