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Kidney-Friendly Desserts

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Kidney-Friendly Desserts

In this article, we review the important things to consider when choosing a dessert and ways to make your dessert healthier for you and delicious tasting, too!
Eggplant Stacks Recipe

Eggplant Stacks

Enjoy an easy-to-make Eggplant Stacks, boasting great texture and taste. Layers of roasted eggplant and tomato sauce create a delicious, low-potassium dish.
Roasted Pesto Cauliflower with Quinoa

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa

This simple plant-based recipe can be enjoyed by itself or as part of a larger meal. This is a large serving that is packed with fiber and plant-based protein.
Dessert Tacos

Dessert Tacos

This is the perfect dessert for anyone who is looking for a chocolate fix without all the added sugar. Just 3 ingredients and ready in less than 5 minutes; these dessert tacos are filled with fruit.
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Red Bean & Lentil Chili

Our red bean and lentil chili involves minimal chopping and can be prepared in about an hour. We like to eat this chili with a crostini, rice, or tortillas.

Knife Cuts Guide

Welcome to our knife-cut guide for amateur cooks managing chronic kidney disease. We’ll explore various cuts that maximize flavor and presentation while considering the dietary restrictions and nutritional needs associated with kidney disease.
High Potassium Foods to Avoid with CKD

High Potassium Foods To Avoid With Kid…

With kidney disease, you will need to limit the amount of potassium you eat. It is crucial to be cautious of high-potassium foods in later stages of CKD.
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Kidney-Friendly Holiday Tips Video

Social gatherings like holidays, barbeques, and other events can be very stressfulwith CKD. Be confident and know you are making healthy choices for yourself.
Holiday Tips for CKD

Kidney-Friendly Holiday Tips

Social gatherings like holidays, barbeques, and other events can be very stressfulwith CKD. Be confident and know you are making healthy choices for yourself. 
Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lentil Sloppy Joe’s

This lentil version of Sloppy Joe’s is plant-based and satisfying. It makes a great mid-week meal as it can be prepped, cooked, and on the table in under 30 minutes. To reduce cooking time consider using no salt-added lentils. The original posting of the recipe can be found in The IGAN Cookbook at
Air-Fried Sweet Potato Wedges

Seasoned Air-Fried Sweet Potato Wedges

Set it and forget it in the air-fryer. These seasoned sweet potato wedges are low-sodium and kidney-friendly and can be made in about 20 minutes.
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In this video Lauren breaks down phosphorus and helps you better understand how it pertains to you.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad

Shaved Brussel Sprout & Kale Salad

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad is kidney-friendly and low-sodium making it a great side dish or snack during the day. Whenever I’m working with Brussels sprouts I like to save the bits that fall off when I’m cutting the ends off. It’s these pieces that I use for this shaved Brussel sprouts salad. This allows me to make two dishes out of Brussels sprouts and limit my waste.
Veggie Fajitas With Beans

Veggie Bean Fajitas

These kidney-friendly veggie fajitas are full of both flavors and textures. They make a great dinner or lunch and can be put together in just 30 minutes.
Kidney-Friendly Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

This kidney-friendly Mediterranean style salad is a great make ahead option for a busy week. The low potassium greens (kale and arugula) hold up well and the easy homemade dressing is low in sodium and fresh.
Cucumber & Lemon Dill Hummus Sandwich Lunch

Cucumber Hummus Sandwich Lunch

We know cucumbers and hummus go great together by themselves but have you tried the on a sandwich? This kidney-friendly and low sodium Cucumber Hummus Sandwich with grapes is a simple yet satisfying lunch that can be thrown together in minutes.
Apple Cinnamon Energy Bite

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bites

These kidney-friendly apple cinnamon energy bites are tasty and convenient. In just ten minutes you have a great snack or light breakfast for the week.

Beefing Up Soup Without Meat

Learn how to make soups more exciting without using any meat.
How to Read a Nutrition Label

Low Sodium Fast Food Options

In this article, we have compiled a list of the 10 best low fast food restaurants that offer great low sodium fast food options for those on a low sodium diet.
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? This kidney-friendly charcuterie board is perfect for small gatherings or holidays and works well for everyone involved.
Cucumber Chickpea Salad Recipe

Cucumber Chickpea Salad

This cucumber chickpea salad can be assembled in minutes and gets better over time. Make-ahead and store in the fridge for up to week.
homemade popcorn

Homemade Popcorn

Making popcorn from scratch is easy and leaves behind all the additives and fake butter flavorings that aren’t good for us. Homemade popcorn is a great snack and can be made in minutes.
Chickpea Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Chickpea Pasta Salad

This low-sodium, vegan pasta salad is great for any backyard BBQ. Like most pasta salads, making it ahead and letting it cool in the refrigerator brings out its taste. This is a great kidney-friendly option.
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Kidney-Friendly Snacks

Choosing snacks that fit your kidney-friendly diet can be challenging. This video goes over options that are easy and will satisfy your hunger during the day!
Foods to Avoid With Kidney Disease

Foods to Avoid With Kidney Disease  

Eating right for kidney disease can help to prevent further stress on your kidneys to keep them working well for as long as possible. The kidney diet may seem challenging, but the diet has a foundation of healthy habits you are likely already familiar with, such as limiting salt and saturated fat. Please note that specific recommendations for your kidney diet vary depending on your stage of kidney disease and medical conditions. 
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Hydrating is one of the most important things you can do to help your kidneys feel happy and healthy.
Kidney-Friendly, Vegan Pot Pie Recipe

Vegetable (Vegan) Pot Pie

A fan favorite comfort food that can seem challenging to achieve in a plant-based, kidney friendly diet. This kidney-friendly, vegan pot pie recipe is easy to make and checks all the boxes for people who have CKD or follow a vegan diet.
Vegan Tofu Chocolate Pudding

3-Ingredient Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Tofu, as a dessert? Silken tofu has little flavor but adds a light and airy creaminess to this vegan pudding recipe. Enjoy this pudding by itself or top it with fresh berries.
Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich

Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich

Benefits of Lemon Cucumber Water

Benefits of Lemon And Cucumber Water

In this article, we review the benefits of lemon cucumber water for kidney health.
Lemon Cucumber Water

Cucumber Lemon Water

Make ahead and enjoy for a few days. This cucumber lemon water is refreshing loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and silica. Cucumber lemon water can also help clean out toxins from your body.
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Sauces & Slurries

Learn how to use slurries through this cooking tutorial video.
Simple Kale & Arugula Salad

Simple Salad – Kale & Arugula

This salad is a quick and easy side to any meal. You can choose any greens that suit your palate however, if you are looking for a lower-potassium salad, we recommend this salad just as written.
Peanut butter toast with hemp seeds, cinnamon and strawberries

Peanut Butter Toast with Hemp Seeds & Fr…

This kidney-friendly quick breakfast takes less than 5 minutes to make and will leave you full and ready to take on the day.
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Diabetic Renal Diet: What Can You Eat?

Following a diabetic and kidney disease diet can seem overwhelming. Often people focus on what foods are not allowed, making the diet seem restrictive and complicated.

15 Kidney-Friendly Foods to Plant in You…

Are you looking to start your garden but don’t know which plants would be good for your kidney health? This guide will reveal 15 delicious and easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables to add to your kitchen garden this spring—all tailored toward keeping your kidneys healthy!

3 Great Ways to Make Tofu

Learn three great ways to use Tofu through this cooking tutorial video.
Marinated Seared Tofu

Marinated Seared Tofu

This low-sodium, kidney-friendly marinated seared tofu is packed with flavor, simple to make, and versatile. I like to serve it on a bed of rice with stir-fried vegetables. We also recommend trying it on a sandwich!
Chia Seed Pudding With Rasberries

3-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding w. Berrie…

Simple 3-ingredient chia seed pudding perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.
Homemade Roasted Red Peppers

Homemade Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Such a simple yet amazing transformation of red bell peppers. These homemade roasted red bell peppers are simply delicious!
Roasted Red Pepper & Cucumber Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper & Cucumber Sandwi…

This roasted red pepper sandwich is one of my favorite quick lunches to make. All of these ingredients are ready to go immediately and the sandwich can be assembled in record time.
Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Pasta With Roasted Vegetables & Herb Oli…

Developing flavor on a kidney-friendly diet can be tough. Once trick to bring more flavor into the dish is to roast. This roasted vegetable pasta dish is so simple yet packed with flavor.
Oven Roasted Carrots With Thyme

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

These oven-roasted carrots make a simple and nutritious side dish. Carrots are cut batonnet-style and tossed in olive oil and herbs then roasted until tender.
Vegan BBQ Meatballs on a White Plate

Vegan BBQ Meatballs

Great as an appetizer or part of a dinner, these vegan BBQ meatballs have a great texture. When paired with our Salt-Free BBQ sauce, they are mouth-watering!
Low sodium BBQ sauce

Salt-Free BBQ Sauce

Store-bought sauces tend to be higher in sodium making it challenging for people following a kidney-friendly or low-sodium diet. This low sodium BBQ sauce recipe is easy to make, delivious, and low in sodium.
Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie Enchilladas

This Americanized version of enchiladas is kidney-friendly and plant-based. We experimented with different types of flour tortillas that do not contain phosphorus additives to choose exactly the best one. This recipe makes 16 enchiladas and is great to bring to a party or family gathering. Enjoy!
Steamed Broccoli in a Bowl

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed broccoli is cleansing, healthful, and high in fiber. This recipe is fool-proof and delicious, every time.
Kidney-Friendly Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice

This Chinese-inspired, plant-based fried rice recipe really gets your taste buds going. If you’re like me and cook a bunch of rice ahead of time, this recipe has your name all over it.
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Green Beans Almondine

Green beans almondine is a simple side dish made from minimal ingredients. Most recipes include green beans, almonds, and lemon juice. Our low-sodium, kidney-friendly version is just as simple and tasty!

How to Leach Potassium From Potatoes

Did you know you can leach out or reduce the potassium in foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams by about 50% by double boiling?
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

How to Press Tofu

Pressing the excess water out is an essential step when cooking with tofu. With the extra water gone you’re able to achieve a much better texture on the tofu.
Strawberry Pecan Arugula Salad

Strawberry & Toasted Pecan Arugula Salad

Very Berry Smoothie

Very Berry Peaches & Cream Smoothie

Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

Whole Garlic Bulb Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic – Whole Clove

Peanut Butter Toast

Peanut Butter Toast

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

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Avocado Toast

Southwestern Tofu Scramble with Avocado and Toast

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Light and refreshing lemon and garlic vinaigrette that can be used as a marinade or on sandwiches and salads.
Brocoli & Tofu Stir-Fry

Broccoli & Tofu Stir-Fry

Crispy Baked Tofu Recipe

Crispy Tofu

We like to use this crispy baked tofu in our stir-fry dishes. It’s also great in rice dishes, Bánh mìs, or even just as a snack. This tofu can also be oven-baked!
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Carrot Habanero Sauce

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Kale & Corn Potato Hash Cakes

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Vegan Cornbread

This vegan cornbread recipe is easy to make and can be thrown together in about an hour. The cayenne pepper joins the brown sugar to help add a subtle spice to the sweetness.

Protein Diet Guide

Kidneys filter excess protein in our blood. When you have chronic kidney disease, additional filtering can cause even more damage to the kidneys. Plant-based eating patterns have been shown to prevent the progression of kidney disease. This guide breaks down how kidneys process protein, how much and which types of protein are best for CKD, and ways to optimize your protein intake.
Kidney Friendly Tuscan Kale Soup

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup

Hearty, delicious, kidney-friendly, and easy to make. This soup checks all the boxes and is one of my favorites to make during fall and winter.
Kidney-Friendly Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup

Inspired by my mother’s lentil soup growing up, I decided to create a kidney-friendly version. This kidney-friendly, low-sodium lentil soup is super yummy and also filling. Perfect for a fall or winter night, this soup may just be added to your monthly meal rotation!
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How to Cook Brown Rice

Cooking rice doesn’t have to be hard. This is our stock brown rice recipe. We use it for all of our recipes that include brown rice.
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CKD & The Different Stages

What is chronic kidney disease, and what are the 5 different stages of CKD? We talk about that along with the symptoms in this article.
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Tomato Free Marinara Sauce – Nomato Sauc…

For anyone who is avoiding tomatoes but can’t live without a good marinara sauce, this sauce is for you! This kidney-friendly, tomato-free nomato sauce can be whipped up in about 15 minutes and goes perfect with eggplant parmesan, pasta, lasagna, and more.
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Kidney-Friendly, Low Sodium Gobi Matar

Gobi Matar, or “Cauliflower & Peas” is a simple yet flavorful Indian dish made with cauliflower and peas. This recipe uses simple ingredients to develop big flavors. Pair this low sodium Gobi Matar with plain rice or naan bread.
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Low Sodium Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite things to do to develop flavor without adding salt. This low sodium pasta salad recipe has some unique flavors going on and can be executed on a grill, or right in your oven.
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What is Mirepoix?

Mirepoix is used as the flavor base traditionally made with 50% onions, 25% carrots, and 25% celery. Mirepoix is the base for a wide variety o dishes including stocks, soups, stews, and sauces.
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Best Salt-Free Seasonings for a Kidney D…

We deep dive into the different salt-free, low-sodium seasonings to find out which are the best. We’ve ensured they have no salt substitutes, phosphates, or potassium in any way. So, if you’re interested in the best salt-free seasonings on the market, come check out this post!
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Plant-Based Bacon From Carrots (or Zucch…

If you began a meat-eater, you know how amazing bacon is, and you most likely miss it very, very much. This plant-based bacon recipe is very easy to execute, and tastes oh so delicious!

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties from Oat…

Quick, easy, and delicious vegan sausage patty recipe made from oats! Simply mix all of the ingredients together, form into balls, smash into patties, and sear both sides!
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Oxalates and Kidney Health

What are Oxalates? Oxalic acid or oxalates are naturally occurring organic compounds found in most edible plants. We eat many otherwise nutritious plants that are rich in beneficial vitamins and minerals (like leafy greens) but also add excess oxalates to our bloodstream.
Salt-Free Pesto Sauce

5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Sometimes less is more in cooking, including this easy 5 ingredient salt-free pesto recipe. Using a food processor this recipe can be made in under 10 minutes. I grow lots of basil and always end up with too much. The solution? I make tons of pesto and store it in the freezer until I need it! Pesto goes great with pasta dishes, risotto, sandwiches and more.
Vegan Lentil Meatballs

Low Sodium Plant-Based Meatballs

Finally a low sodium plant-based meatballs recipe that actually gets the job done. These vegan meatballs are the real deal and a must-try!

Salt to Sodium Conversion

Ever wonder how much sodium is in a tsp of sodium? This guide shows you the conversions for all the most commonly used sized measuring spoons and cups

Low Sodium Diet Guide

Switching to a low sodium diet can be frustrating for anyone. This guide is perfect for folks looking to learn the ins and outs of a low sodium diet.

Renal Diet

The kidneys are vital organs that play a major role in the removal of waste products and excess fluids from the body. Unfortunately, due to certain medical conditions, the kidneys may not function properly. As a result, the body may accumulate wastes and an excess of fluid. Waste accumulation is potentially fatal to the human body. Hence, it is essential to keep one’s kidneys healthy. One effective way to do so is to follow a renal diet (also referred to as a CKD diet or kidney-friendly diet.

Low Potassium Diet

Following a low potassium diet can be difficult for anyone new to following a strict diet. Our low potassium diet guide was developed so anyone new to this particular diet could have something simple and complete to follow.

Low Phosphorus Diet

Learn the ins and outs of following a low phosphorus diet. Sometimes people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease will have to limit their phosphorus intake and will need to follow a low phosphorus diet.

Cooking With Herbs & Spices On a Low Sod…

Following a low sodium diet can be challenging. Understanding how to develop flavor with and manipulate herbs and spices is crucial to your success. This guide will provide some tips and tricks to cooking with herbs and spices on a low sodium diet.

Herbs & Spices Pairing Guide

Ever wonder…what does this spice taste like? Or, what does this herb go well with? You’ve come to the right place. Below you will find an herb and spice food pairing guide that will show what each one tastes like, what they pair well with and more.

Snacking on a Low Sodium Diet

Learn how to snack on a low sodium diet. Your diet is already hard enough, snacking should be easy and delicious.

How to Read a Nutrition Label

Understanding nutrition labels can be difficult at first, but once you know how to read them it becomes much easier. Throughout this post, we will explain in detail how to read a nutrition label for a kidney diet.
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Foods Low in Phosphorus

Browse through a comprehensive list of foods low in phosphorus. This list was developed for people who have chronic kidney disease and must reduce phosphorus in their diet.
low salt salsa recipe

60 Second Low Sodium Salsa

This salsa is delightful and as easy as throwing some stuff into a blender. Having a good low sodium salsa recipe is key for game day when managing a low sodium diet.
Low sodium BBQ sauce

Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Tempura Cauliflower

Soft inside and gooey buffalo outside these tempura nugs are to die for. Call them wings, call them nugs, call them what you want they just taste good! We like to call them popcorn cauliflower wings.
Honey Glazed Carrots

Low Sodium Honey Glazed Carrots

Foods Low in Potassium

Foods Low in Potassium

We’ve created a comprehensive list of foods low in potassium for kidney diets. Understand what foods are low in potassium is the key to creating delicious, healthy low potassium meals on your kidney diet.
Foods High in Potassium

Foods High in Potassium

Folks with chronic kidney disease may have to limit their potassium intake. This means knowing the ins and outs of which foods are high in potassium, and which are low. In this article, you can discover all the foods high in potassium.
Plant-Based CKD Diet

Plant-Based Diets in CKD

Throughout this article I’ll dive into the reasons why choosing a plant-based diet for CKD could help you and your kidneys in the long run!
Low Sodium Aloo Mattar

Low Sodium Aloo Mattar Recipe

Salt-Free Garam Masala Seasoning

Easy Salt-Free Garam Masala Recipe

Low Sodium 1 Hour Dinner Rolls

Low Sodium 1 Hour Dinner Rolls

Low Sodium Blueberry Compote

Low Sodium Blueberry Compote

Short and sweet this recipe is as easy as it gets. Most store-bought condiments are loaded with sodium, which is why we love making out own here at Cukebook. This low sodium blueberry compote goes great on pie, pancakes, crepes and more.
Crepes with Blueberry Compote

Crepes Stuffed with Blueberry Compote

An easy crepe recipe that can most likely be made with stuff found around the kitchen or pantry. These low sodium, plant-based crepes are a great change of pace to your normal everyday breakfast routine. For me, that’s avocado toast or oatmeal. If you’re diabetic I would control your portions with this one. That being said these crepes are low in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus making it kidney-friendly for folks with CKD pre or post-transplant.
Thai Curry Powder

Salt-Free Thai Curry Powder

Low sodium creamy mac and cheese recipe

Low Sodium Creamy Mac and Cheese

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Low Sodium Dill Carrots

Homemade VERY low sodium soy sauce

Low Sodium Soy Sauce Recipe

Low sodium roasted red bell pepper sauce

Low Sodium Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Low Sodium Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Bowl of Chickpea Curry Stew

Low Sodium Roasted Sweet Potato & Chickp…

Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Finally, a low sodium marinara sauce recipe that gets the job done. The problem is that tomatoes kind of love salt, and need it to combat the acidity. This low sodium red sauce recipe keeps some salt while also staying low sodium.
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Easy Plant-Based Snack Ideas

When I first started my plant-based diet I was having a lot of trouble finding things to snack on. Eating apples, bananas, and oranges can get old quickly. I quickly found that the secret to snacking on a plant-based diet was simply prep snacks in advance. Making crackers, granola bars, and veggie chips ahead of time in bulk can make your life a whole lot easier. Throughout this post, I will go through my favorite plant-based snacks and where to find some of them.
basil sprigs

What’s a Basil Sprig?

Have you ever seen the ingredient “basil sprig” on a recipe and wonder, what the heck does that even mean? I’ve written a quick post on what a basil sprig is, where to find them, and how to use them.
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Low Sodium, Plant-Based Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is quite easy to make and includes some of my favorite things like lemon, garlic and cucumbers. Having a food processor or blender comes in handy for recipes like this, but aren’t completely necessary. Also known as cacık or tarator, tzatziki is a dip, soup, or sauce which is normally found in of Southeast Europe and the Middle East. This salt-free version of tzatziki can be made under 20 minutes, and contains little to no sodium.
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Salt-Free Poultry Seasoning Recipe

There’s nothing like combining a bunch of potent herbs to create a wonderful blend. This salt-free poultry seasoning recipe makes enough to season about two whole fryer chickens. Of course you can always cut the recipe in half or even double it! Salt-free herb blends are slowly becoming more popular, but still can be difficult to find in some states. I enjoy making my own salt-free blends because I can control certain herbs and spices that I like more than others. Or I can add a little bit of heat if I’m up for some spice! If you like this no salt added chicken seasoning, please comment below and let me know what you think.
Salt-Free Jerk Seasoning

Salt-Free Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Jerk chicken has got to be one of my favorite types of chicken and whenever I visit the Caribbean I try my best to find it. It’s something about that sweet and spicy tang that gets me every time. This salt-free jerk seasoning recipe will season about two pounds of chicken, but can easily be doubled or cut in half. Looking for a salt-free jerk marinade? Add the juice of one lime and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. This recipe is super versatile and can be used on chicken, beef, pork, fish and vegetables. If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy, then be sure to give this jerk seasoning a go. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
turkey bolognese recipe

Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles

In an effort to stick with my low sodium diet while also reducing my carb intake, along came the half zucchini noodle half spaghetti turkey bolognese. Also known as “zoodles”, zucchini noodles are extremely versatile and are a great alternative for people trying to follow a low-carb diet. This low sodium turkey bolognese recipe is one of my favorite recipes, and a challenging one at that. Although this recipe is a bit tough to make, it’s totally worth the effort for you and whomever you are cooking it for! If you are able to pull off this recipe or have any questions please comment below what you think! Note: This recipe is relatively high in potassium & phosphorus. If you’re following a low potassium or low phosphorus diet, I recommend only having one serving of this dish.
How to make Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Easy Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Following a low sodium diet can create difficulties when developing flavor in the kitchen. One thing I love to do is roast my fruits and vegetables. Roasting can significantly elevate the flavor of any dish you’re preparing, and is super easy to do. Throughout this recipe I will show you how to make roasted cherry tomatoes at home with only the tomatoes and a little olive oil. This recipe will work with any type of tomato, carrots, squash, potato etc. You can find this recipe being used in our turkey bolognese Here
low sodium lemon oregano chicken recipe

Low Sodium Lemon Oregano Chicken

My hometown has this Greek restaurant that does an unbelievable job using lemon and oregano on a lot of their dishes. The chicken there is to die for. I wanted a low sodium lemon oregano chicken recipe that could compete, but could also be made at home for myself and my family.
low sodium turkey meatloaf recipe

Low Sodium Turkey Meatloaf

By throwing some things together one night I came up with this low sodium turkey meatloaf recipe. The end result is a delicious, moist turkey meatloaf with a nice crunchy crust. Meatloaf is always a good change of pace meal for my family and I. We use to never make meatloaf, but now that we’ve stumbled upon this recipe it seems like we make it once or twice a month now. If you’re looking for a salt free turkey meatloaf, give this recipe a try and comment below to let me know what you think about it.
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5 Best Low Sodium Cookbooks

Reviewing the top 5 low sodium cookbooks on the market today. With so many books coming out each and every day, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. To make things easier, we’ve narrowed things down to our top 5 cookbooks for a low sodium diet.
Low sodium flatbread recipe

Low Sodium Flatbread Recipe

I’m a huge fan of quickly taking a few flatbreads out of the freezer to make some pizza for dinner. The frozen flat breads at the grocery store are great and very convenient, but they are almost always very high in sodium. One flatbread could be as high as 1000mg of sodium! I mean, I could personally eat one entire flatbread pizza…the small ones of course. So I decided to come up with a low sodium flatbread recipe so I could freeze my own flatbreads and make pizzas conveniently without getting slammed with tons of sodium. These low sodium flatbreads are super easy to make, and you can freeze them and use them for months. This recipe makes 8 flatbreads, and when individually wrapped and frozen, will last up to 6 months.
Low Sodium Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Low Sodium Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoe…

Anyone can boil potatoes and mash them up, but making mashed potatoes that are creamy and delicious can be difficult. Roasted garlic is a potatoes best friend and goes especially well with mashed potatoes. This low sodium garlic mashed potato recipe is very tasty and is sure to impress anyone you serve them to. I really like to roast a bunch of garlic before hand and keep it in the fridge for when I want to use it in recipes like this one. It’s so simple to put a bunch of garlic cloves into an aluminum foil pouch, pop it in the oven and boom, delicious roasted garlic!
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Low Sodium Sweet & Spicy Thai Chili Sauc…

Most Asian sauces contain high amounts of sodium, that goes for most store bought sweet chili sauces as well. You can expect anywhere from 200 – 400mg of sodium per 2 tbsp serving in the stuff you find at the store. This low sodium Thai chili sauce recipe uses a simple slurry to create a beautifully textured sauce that not only is very low in sodium, but is also very easy to make. If you’re wondering how to make a thai chili sauce, I would give this recipe a try. Make sure to let me know how it tastes in the comments below.
Low Sodium Honey Mustard Sauce

Low Sodium Honey Mustard Recipe

Honey mustard has to be one of my favorite sauces. This particular low sodium honey mustard recipe has only .3mg of sodium per serving, which makes it a “very low sodium” condiment. This honey mustard goes great with salads, sandwiches, chicken tenders, grilled meats, veggies and more. The best part? You can pour it on!

Low Sodium Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili

This chili recipe is absolutely mouth watering! My mom has been making it for our family for some time now and I’ve finally decided to add it to the website. It’s healthy, comforting, and low sodium. The good news? For anyone who loves leftovers…it tastes even better the following day! This low sodium turkey chili recipe has got to be one of my all time favorite chili recipes. Don’t have stock? Use water. Want to use chicken? Go for it! Want to use beef? Sure, use beef stock too!

Click on “Serving” below to change the servings.

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Vegan Garlic & Spinach Alfredo with Penn…

Mouth-watering low sodium alfredo pasta with garlic and spinach. Impress your friends and family with this low sodium alfredo sauce mixed with ziti, garlic, and spinach.
Salt-Free Mango Chutney

Salt-Free Mango Chutney Recipe

The perfect balance of sweet and spicy, this salt-free mango chutney recipe goes great over chicken, turkey and pork. I adapted this recipe from a restaurant I use to be the sous chef of in Portsmouth, NH called the Blue Mermaid. I fell in love with it there, and carried it over to my website here. If you’re looking for a great tasting healthy chutney recipe than look no further. This low sodium chutney recipe is low so super easy and delicious and you can whip this up in around 30 minutes. If you enjoy this recipe, please comment below and share with your friends!
Toasted sesame seed almond nut-thins

Homemade Toasted Sesame Seed & Almond Nu…

If you’ve never tried these nut-thins from blue diamond you’re totally missing out. They are so delicious! I found myself buying a box every single time I went to the market. I finally decided I wanted to make my own homemade nut-thins. This recipe yields around 100 crackers and can be made in just an hour. If you’re like me and love this snack, then you’ll want to give this nut-thin recipe a try.
Salt free taco seasoning

Salt Free Taco Seasoning Recipe

Everyone knows that the pre-packaged taco seasoning found in grocery stores tends to be extremely high in sodium. If you’re like me and following a low sodium diet, you may want to avoid the pre-packaged stuff and try making your own homemade salt free taco seasoning. Feeling ambitious? Want the best results possible? I highly recommend buying whole unground spices, dry-roasting and grinding them yourself. You can find a guide on how to dry-roast and grind your own spices here. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own salt free taco seasoning, then you have to give this recipe a try. Also remember to try this salt free taco seasoning recipe with our low sodium chicken tacos!
butternut squash sauce

Low Sodium Butternut Squash Sauce

Something about that roasted flavor that gets me everything time. By first roasting our squash we are able get a lovely roasted flavor in our sauce. Whenever I look for specialty sauces at the market, they are always very high in sodium in order to make the shelf life longer. That being said, let’s make our own low sodium butternut squash pasta sauce! I’de love to hear what you think of the recipe, if you give it shot make sure to comment below to let me know what you think!
Sour Patch Grapes

Easy Sour Patch Grapes Recipe

Do you love sour patch kids but don’t want all the sugar? This recipe is a healthier version of the popular sour patch kids candy. Made with grapes, these healthy sour patch kids are delicious, and super easy to make. I hope you enjoy this recipe and learn how to make your own homemade sour patch kids.
low sodium blueberry waffles

Low Sodium Blueberry Cornbread Waffles

Store bought waffles are always packed with preservatives, especially sodium. If you’ve every tried converting your favorite pancake or waffle recipe to a low sodium version, you’ve probably struggled to get nice fluffy results. I cant tell you how any dense waffles I’ve made. These low sodium blueberry cornbread waffles are anything but dense, easy to make, and delicious!
low sodium chicken salad

Low Sodium Fruity Chicken Salad

Packed with fruit, this delicious low sodium chicken salad recipe combines sweet flavors with a creamy, tangy punch. This salad is a great sandwich filling or high protein topping for a green salad! If you’re restricting potassium, make sure to eat this dish in moderation.
low sodium chicken tacos

Low Sodium Kickin’ Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos can be high in sodium if you’re using that pre-packaged taco mix, and flour tortillas. Our low sodium chicken taco recipe has it’s own salt free seasoning, and uses corn tortillas which are significantly lower in sodium.

8 Tasty Low Sodium Snacks

This post is all about my favorite low sodium snacks that I’ve come to love over the past few years on a low sodium diet.
low sodium roasted cranberry sauce

6 Easy Recipes for Low Sodium Sauces

Sauces and condiments can be very high in sodium. This guide will show you easy low sodium sauces that can be whipped up in a jiffy.
low sodium roasted cranberry sauce

Low Sodium Roasted Cranberry Sauce

You will never use canned cranberry sauce again once you see how easy it is to make this delicious low sodium roasted cranberry sauce sauce. This sauce stores well so you can make it up to a week in advance. A great cranberry sauce for people watching their sodium intake.
low sodium dill sauce

Low Sodium Sour Cream Dill Sauce

A creamy and tangy low sodium sour cream dill sauce for seafood or vegetables. Great for parties, get togethers and game-day!
Low sodium apple chutney recipe

Low Sodium Apple Cherry Chutney

Super simple, five ingredient chutney that goes great on chicken, salmon, pork, and sandwiches. Whip up this chutney in 20 minutes and store it for later, use as gifts or eat right away!
Low sodium pie crust recipe

Low Sodium Pie Crust

A simple and delicious low sodium pie crust from 4 simple ingredients you can find around your house.
low sodium sweet potato tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato & White Rice Tacos

These low sodium sweet potato tacos are simple, refreshing and healthy. They are surprisingly filling, easy to make and are packed with flavor. Using fresh, whole ingredients helps make these simple tacos so delicious.
Low sodium vegetable stock recipe

Low Sodium Vegetable Stock

Most store bought sauces are loaded with sodium to help them last on the shelf. Making your own low sodium vegetable stock is so simple, and versatile. Make sure to save all your vegetable scraps and peelings throughout the week. Having mirepoix scraps on hand makes it easy to quickly throw together a vegetable stock whenever you need a boost of flavor in a sauce or chili.
Low Sodium Blueberry Pancakes

Low Sodium Blueberry Pancakes Mix Recipe

Breakfast can be challenging for us low sodium warriors. If you’re like me and love bagels and other bread items, then you also know that these items are normally very high in sodium. Most pancake mixes can also be high in sodium making this fan favorite breakfast item another hard one for us. Not to fret! These low sodium pancakes are fluffy, delicious and take only about 15 minutes to prepare! The problem with store bought pancake mix is that the preservatives, baking powder, and baking soda contain loads of sodium. By swapping out the leavening agents with sodium free versions, we are able to create a low sodium version of this yummy breakfast item.

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