Kidney-Friendly Hanukkah TipsAuthor : Strive Health
The Strive Health registered dieticians put together some nutrition tips to help you enjoy Hanukkah meals in a kidney-friendly way.
- When making latkes, or another form of potato dish, double boil potatoes to lower the amount of potassium. Have smaller portions of these foods if you have a history of high potassium.
- Zucchini can be grated with potatoes to make latkes. (See our Lower Potassium Latkes recipe.)
- When preparing foods with oil, use olive or grapeseed oil. Limit coconut or palm oil due to the high saturated fat content. Rest fried foods on a paper towel so it can absorb excess fat and calories.
- Make soup with low-sodium broth. This will help to limit the amount of salt.
- Make soups ahead of time and refrigerate. This will allow you to skim off the fat on top.
- Choose unsweetened applesauce! This can save you up to 50 calories per serving.
- A serving of smoked fish contains almost half of your daily allowance for sodium. Keep portions small or choose roasted chicken.