What can you eat at Christmas if you are on Dialysis and need to watch the Potassium, Salt and Phosphate?
Kidney Health Australia has put together a short guide to help you make the best choices and the following suggestions shouls help you stay on your dialysis diet and enjoy a Christmas meal with the family.
Instead of This
Panettone or Shortbread
Christmas Pudding or fruit mince pies
Pavlova, Cheesecake, apple or pear tarts, strudel or pies or trifle made with low potassium fruit
Nuts or Potato Chips
Pretzels, popcorn or cornchips
Mango, banana, apricot, peach or nectarines
Fresh low potassium fruit eg: Strawberries, blueberries, green grapes or watermelon
Fresh lower potassium fruit
Green bean salad, rocket salad with roast capsicum or pear and rocket salad
Creamy pasta or rice salad
Roast turkey, pork or chicken, fresh prawns and fish
Gravy made from powder
Home made gravy with flour and pan scrapings, cranberry sauce and apple sauce.
Be careful with soups as they often have high salt.
Be mindful of fluid volumes in foods as they can add up with the addition of drinks when socialising.
Homemade stocks can be made with the bones, vegetables for flavour and using herbs and pepper in place of salt