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Kidney Friendly Holiday Recipes

 

Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Protein 22 grams, Sodium 448 mg, Calories 348, Potassium 500 mg, Phosphorus 57 mg
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 3 oz
Calories 348 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large garlic gloves chopped
  • 1 medium onion cut into quarters
  • 2 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch lengths
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a ten-inch skillet, heat margarine until sizzling.
  • Add garlic, onion and pork tenderloin.  Brown tenderloin on all sides.  About 5-7minutes.
  • Removetenderloin from skillet and add carrots. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Stir in maple syrup.  Return pork loin to pan.  Continue to cook about 5 more minutes or until pork loin is thoroughly cooked. 

 

Pineapple Cornish Hens

Protein 21 g, Fat 10g, Calories 257, Sodium 263mg, Potassium 207mg, Phosphorous 142mg
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds cornish hens (chicken or turkey legs may be used instead of cornish hens)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Instructions
 

  • Rinse hens and place breast up in shallow pan. Mix together all ingredients and pour over hens.
  • Bake loosely covered at 350F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover, baste with natural juices and continue cooking uncovered for additional45 minutes or until done.
  • Serve with natural juices as gravy.

 

Hot German Cabbage

5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp sugar or Sugar substitute (Splenda or Sweet-one
  • 1 tbsp inced white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup peeled and diced green apple

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar, onion, caraway, dry mustard, pepper and vinegar.  Mix well and set aside. 
  • Melt margarine in a large skillet.  Sauté cabbage and apple over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in vinegar mixture and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes or until cabbage is tender.  Stir occasionally. 

 

Aspargus Hazelnut Risotto Rice

Protein 8g, Calories 318, Sodium 267mg, Potassium 334mg, Phosphorous 156mg
5 from 5 votes
Servings 6 people
Calories 318 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh aspargus tips
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 3 cups unsalted or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine (table wine, not cooking wine)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups italian arborio rice
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts toasted
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a frying pan, warm the olive oil and sauté onion until soft. 
  • Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  • Add the asparagus tips, fresh peas, the chicken broth, rice, white wine and water.
  • Cook over low heat until the liquid is absorbed. Add the lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, Hazelnuts and parsley.

 

Cranberry Frozen Salad

Calories 255, Protein 2.5 grams, Fat 19 grams, Potassium 63 grams, Phosphorus 46 grams
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 1 3x3 inch piece
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped until stiff
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 oz cranberry sauce

Instructions
 

  • Whip cream cheese with a beater until fluffy. 
  • Fold in Vanilla and whipped cream and then fold in cranberry sauce.
  • Put into a 9 x 9-inch pan and freeze. 
  • Cut into squares to serve frozen. 

 

Cranapple-Cinnamon Snack Mix

Protein 2.5 grams, Sodium 96 mg, Potassium 64 mg, Carbs 20 grams, Calories 90,Phosphorus 32 mg, Fat < 1 gram
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups corn squares cereal
  • 2 cups rice squares cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute (splenda or sweet-one)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 300 degrees
  • Spray a large jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with non-stick spray. 
  • Mix cereals and dried fruits in a large bowl. Set aside. 
  • Beat egg whites, juice, sugar and cinnamon until foamy. Pour egg mixture over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread onto cookie sheet.  Bake 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until light brown and crisp.

 

Cranberry Bread Stuffing

Protein 3 grams, Sodium 391 mg, Potassium 102 mg, Phosphorus 45 mg, Calories 456.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 1 cup
Calories 456 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups unsalted croutons (homemade if possible)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup cranberries chopped
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 
  • Pour into a shallow, greased, 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

Gingerbread

Calories 171, Protein 2 grams, Fat 2 grams, Potassium 71 mg, Phosphorus 28 mg
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 2 2 1/2 inch piece
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • pinch cloves

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar to skim milk to make milk sour.  Set aside.
  • Beat egg with the sugar/ sugar substitute and molasses until fluffy. 
  • Mix sour milk, margarine, sifted flour, baking soda and spices together in a large bowl.
  • Add egg and sugar mixture. 
  • Beat until smooth.  Bake in an 8 x 8-inchgreased pan.  350 degrees for 25-30minutes.

 

Holiday Eggnog

Calories 134, Protein 3 grams, Fat 8 grams, Potassium 159 mg, Phosphorus 53 mg
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups liquid or non-dairy creamer
  • 1/2 cups frozen or refrigerated egg substitute
  • 2 tbsp white sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • nutmeg or cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in blender, mix well. 
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least ½ hour. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon,