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.

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

"That's-a spicy meat-a-ball!"

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Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 lb lean ground chuck

1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 cup liquid non-dairy creamer

1 egg white, beaten

1/2 cup cranberries, finely chopped

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup grape jelly

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Coat a small saucepan with cooking spray; place over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté until tender.
  3. Combine onion with next 6 ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Shape into 36 1-inch meatballs.
  5. Place meatballs on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 18 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by combining the cranberries and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan.
  8. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  9. Place meatballs in a serving bowl and pour the sauce over. Serve with toothpicks.

Analysis (per serving):

  • Calories 108
  • Carbohydrates 9 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 38 mg
  • Potassium 98 mg
  • Phosphorus 44 mg

Renal and Renal Diabetic Exchanges:

  • 1 Meat
  • 1 Low-Potassium Fruit
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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