For people on dialysis with anemia due to CKD

Recipe Ideas for You

If you have chronic kidney disease and are on dialysis, your care team may suggest certain food choices for you. The recipes below can help you manage your diet and are approved by the National Kidney Foundation.

Leroy’s Country Biscuits and Gravy

Leroy’s Country Biscuits and Gravy

"Down-home cooking from me to you!"

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Ingredients:

Biscuits

1 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons margarine

1/3 cup liquid non-dairy creamer

1/3 cup water

Gravy

6 oz ground beef

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons margarine

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup liquid non-dairy creamer

Directions:

  1. For biscuits, combine flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add creamer and water, mixing to form a dough. Knead on a floured surface 10 times.
  4. Roll dough out and cut into 8 biscuits.
  5. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 450°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
  6. For gravy, mix ground beef with spices in a bowl. Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain. Set aside.
  7. In the same skillet, melt margarine over low heat.
  8. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup creamer until smooth.
  9. Add remaining creamer and stir until smooth. Add to margarine in skillet and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles.
  10. Add beef and heat thoroughly. Serve over biscuits.

Analysis (per serving):

  • Calories 524
  • Carbohydrates 51 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Fat 31 g
  • Sodium 525 mg
  • Potassium 311 mg
  • Phosphorus 393 mg

Renal and Renal Diabetic Exchanges:

  • 1 Meat
  • 2 Starch
  • 1 Non-Dairy Milk Substitute
  • 4 Fat
THESE RECIPES ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION AND ARE NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, AND ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL NEEDS.

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