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.

Paula's Pumpkin Cheesecake

Paula's Pumpkin Cheesecake

"No tricks—this cheesecake is a real treat!"

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup unsalted margarine, melted

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup pumpkin

17 packets sugar substitute

2 eggs or 1/2 cup low-cholesterol egg substitute

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

12 packets sugar substitute

1 cup water

2 drops red food coloring

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 cups fresh cranberries

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and margarine.
  2. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch glass pie plate.
  3. In a glass bowl, combine cream cheese, pumpkin, 16 packets sugar substitute, eggs or egg substitute, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth.
  4. Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes until hot but not set. Stir frequently.
  5. Pour into pie shell. Microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Sprinkle one packet of sugar substitute over top.
  7. To make topping, mix remaining ingredients except berries in a 1-quart glass container. Stir well.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often, until thick.
  9. Add berries and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes longer or until skins pop. Pour over pie. Chill.

Analysis (per serving):

  • Calories 220
  • Carbohydrates 11 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 18 g
  • Sodium 176 mg
  • Potassium 141 mg
  • Phosphorus 58 mg

Renal and Renal Diabetic Exchanges:

  • 1 Medium-Potassium
  • Fruit
  • 3 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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