Takeaways

Take on the Takeaways

Take on the takeaways With World Kidney Day focusing on obesity, what better way to give it the thumbs up by making over some much loved takeaway meals. Creating versions that are hopefully healthier and friendlier to the kidneys. Home-made fish and chips with mushy peas Ingredients for 2 servings 400g baking potato 2 tsp[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Fruit Kebabs

Fruit Kebabs Have some residual heat left over on your barbecue? Toast up these strawberry and marshmallow kebabs. Hull (remove the tough stalk) from a handful of strawberries Thread 3 strawberries and 4 marshmallows onto a metal skewer Carefully hold over the barbecue turning slowly until the marshmallows are slightly toasted Allow to cool slightly[…]

Summer burgers for the BBQ

Home-made beef burgers for the BBQ Burgers are a staple to many peoples barbecue during the summer.  However those bought from the supermarket often contain phosphate additives and added salt, making them less ideal for people with renal disease. Making them with good quality mincemeat will reduce the highly absorbable phosphate additives, whilst also being[…]

Fish and couscous salad

Fish and couscous salad Adapted from British Heart Foundation website   https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters/healthy-eating-toolkit/recipe-finder/fish-and-couscous-salad This is a really quick recipe and great recipe for using up leftovers. Couscous is an interesting alternate to rice or pasta and is also low in potassium and phosphate. If you are on a low potassium restriction: this would be approximately 3[…]

Spicy Spring

Recipes adapted with thanks from www.BHF.org.uk Recipes for GMKIN From Sarah Brook RD Spicy Spring As the weather heats up into spring, the SRFT dietetic department bring you some spicy recipes where salt can be swapped for spices. Low fat spiced chips Ingredients: 450g peeled potatoes, 1tbsp olive oil, 1 tspn lemon juice, ½ tsp[…]

Easter Decorated Biscuits

Easter decorated biscuits Have fun with the younger members of your family creating Easter-inspired designs on these tasty biscuits.   Recipe (makes 24) For biscuits: 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 100g/3½oz caster sugar 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten 275g/10oz plain flour 1 tsp vanilla extract   To decorate: 400g/14oz icing sugar 3-4[…]

Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding

Marmalade bread and butter pudding   A good way to use up old bread, this bread and butter pudding replaces dried fruit with marmalade for a lower potassium alternative.   Recipe (serves 6-8) Ingredients 8 slices day-old crusty white bread, crusts removed 50g very soft butter 2 oranges 4 tbsp orange marmalade, plus 4 tsp[…]

Easy Easter Brioche

Easy Easter brioche     Try this alternative to hot cross buns for a delicious breakfast, or snack, served with jam.   Recipe (serves 6-8) Ingredients 250g plain flour 100g butter 2 rounded tbsp caster sugar 7g sachet fast-action yeast 3 eggs Sugar Method Tip the flour into a food processor fitted with a plastic[…]

Cheesy Hot Cross Buns

Cheesy hot cross buns   Why not try a replacement to traditional hot cross buns if you are following a low potassium diet, with this savoury alternative? Recipe (makes 12) Ingredients 700g strong bread flour, plus extra 5 tbsp for crosses and dusting 3 x 7g sachets fast-action dried yeast 500ml warm whole milk 140g[…]

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[…]

Christmas diet advice for CKD patients

Each year many of us find our diets change for several weeks over Christmas. There are more parties, different foods in the supermarket and of course we can all be tempted by some of our festive favourites. For this reason, if you are living with Chronic Kidney Disease, Christmas eating can be a little confusing[…]