Vegan Shakshuka

Vegan Shakshuka

Vegan Shakshuka Vegan Shakshuka makes an excellent weekend breakfast. Serve with crusty bread or rice. If you are restricting your potassium intake, this recipe counts as one portion of tomato, so avoid having a portion of potato on the same day as this dish, and remember to boil vegetables before adding them to this dish.[…]

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Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

This week’s recipe from the dietitians at Salford Royal is Vegetarian Nasi Goreng.  It is an Indonesian dish and Nasi Goreng means ‘fried rice’. This dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and vegetables, and makes a tasty and speedy week day dinner. If you are following a potassium restriction, remember to[…]

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Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart

  This Treacle Tart is a lovely treat! Serve with whipped cream for a special occasion. Thanks again to Jane Richardson, dietitian at Salford Royal for adapting this recipe and taking the time to prepare and photograph the dish. Ingredients For the pastry This recipe reduces the saturated fat in the pie, making it a[…]

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Red Lentil Stew with Dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings. Red lentil stew with dumplings is our latest recipe and comes from Jane Richardson, a dietitian from Salford Royal. I want to thank Jane for the recipe and also for cooking the dish and sending a photograph of it; it’s really appreciated. Lentils are good source of protein, particularly for[…]

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Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie Autumn is the time of year to dig out the casserole and pie dishes and this recipe for Chicken and Leek Pie from Salford Royal dietitian Sophie Brazier is a great example of the warm, comforting food we crave as the days grow shorter and colder. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil[…]

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Beef Burgers

Easy Beef Burgers

Beef Burgers The latest recipe from the renal dietitians at Salford Royal is for easy Beef Burgers. A simple recipe for all of the family. Ingredients: 1 small onion, diced 500g good-quality beef mince 1 egg 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 burger buns   Method: Tip 500g beef mince into a bowl with 1 small[…]

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Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

Our latest CKD friendly recipe has come from Sophie Brazier, dietitian at Salford Royal and reflects that we’re now in Autumn and Halloween is approaching.  Pumpkins are now an accepted feature of Halloween in this country so this recipe for a Pumpkin Risotto is both timely and tasty. Eat and enjoy! Pumpkin Risotto Ingredients: 1[…]

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes In the second of her potato based recipes, Lisa Hobson has provided a recipe for potato pancakes – a great way of using up leftover mashed potato.   Ingredients 250g cold mashed potato, or 2 medium-size floury potatoes, cut into chunks 75g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 125ml milk 1[…]

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Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

During September, our renal friendly recipes will feature a variety of ways to enjoy potatoes suitable for a low potassium diet. Potatoes are naturally high in potassium however the way in which they are cooked can reduce their potassium content. When potatoes are boiled, some of the potassium is lost into the cooking water and[…]

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Jam Turnovers

Jam Turnovers

Jam Turnovers This week’s CKD friendly recipe from the renal dietitians from Salford Royal is for Jam Turnovers, a sweet treat! Serves 4. Ingredients puff pastry – 225g (9oz) jam – 225g (9oz)- choose strawberry/ raspberry jam egg white – 1 caster sugar – 25g (1oz) double cream – 4 tablespoons Cooking method Roll out[…]

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Tandoori Bites

Tandoori Bites

In our continuing series of CKD friendly recipes from the renal dietitians at Salford Royal, Maggie Farragher has provided a recipe for Tandoori Bites. This recipe is nice to have if enjoying a barbecue during the summer. It is tasty and easy to make. Tandoori Bites Serves 4. Ingredients lean beef chopped into chunks –[…]

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Piri Piri Chicken Burger

Piri Piri Chicken Burger

Piri piri chicken burger with spicy rice In her last recipe for July, Abbey Chapman, renal dietitian from Salford Royal, has adapted a recipe for those of you who like a little spice in their life, Piri Piri Chicken Burger with Spicy Rice.   Adapted from Asdagoodliving.co.uk Serves 4. Chicken with a kick. Ingredients FOR[…]

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Pea and Feta Salad

Pea and Feta Salad

Pea and Feta Salad Another tasty CKD friendly recipe from Abbey Chapman, renal dietitian at Salford Royal. Pea and Feta Salad is a delightful summer dish, just perfect for a picnic during this welcome and prolonged spell of warm weather.  Serves 6 to 8 people. Recipe adapted from bbc.com/food. Ingredients 350g/12oz penne, rigatoni or other similar[…]

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Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev Another tasty recipe from the renal dietitians at Salford Royal.  This week we have Chicken Kiev, a great family favourite. Chicken Kiev – Adapted from thehappyfoodie.co.uk Serves 4 Ingredients 75g (8oz)unsalted butter, at room temperature 3garlic cloves, crushed 4 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 75g (3oz) plain[…]

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Creamy Swedish Meatballs

Creamy Swedish Meatballs

On the day that England play Sweden in the quarter final of the 2018 World Cup, it seems appropriate to share Abbey Chapman’s renal friendly recipe for Creamy Swedish Meatballs.  Abbey is a dietitian at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and has adapted this recipe from the BBC Good Food website. Creamy Swedish Meatballs Serves 4,[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Fruit Salad

Looking for a healthy snack  but worried about having too much potassium? Fruit salads are a great way of having a low calorie sweet treat but you need to pick the lower potassium fruits. Pick a handful (80g) of 2 of the following fruits to make a tasty treat. My favourite combination is Nectarine and[…]

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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[…]

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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)[…]

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