DevonTexas is a dialysis patient who writes a very helpful blog about dialysis and the lives of people on dialysis. I decided to reblog this particular post, about dialysis and the holidays and food in general, because it is so, sooo important to ESRD patients and is incredibly useful information. If you know have a friend or loved one on dialysis or with end stage renal disease, please take a few minutes to read the following. You may find something helpful!

 

DevonTexas

Xmas Dinner

(I originally posted this last year and, like Christmas, it’s that time of year again! Enjoy!)

‘Tis the season to be eating! At every turn, we’ll be faced with the questions like, “What can I eat?” and “What can I cook?” and they’ll be more often than usual.

Since cooking has become a hobby with me, I have some very good sites where this information is available.  Perhaps the best site for recipes and meal planning is Davita.com/recipes.  I visit there often to get ideas.  It’s sort of a kidney-friendly Cooks.com (another place I visit for ideas but they are not kidney-friendly.

Davita also has a great diet planner that’s especially valuable to new dialysis patients. You enter your nutritional information that you can get from your dietitian and it will give you a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks along with nutrition information.  Simple, eh?  After a time…

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