Food is one of the great pleasures of life, whether it’s a celebration meal with family and friends, a romantic dinner for two, or movie night at home with the family. But all this changes if you have kidney disease. Instead, each meal turns into a minefield, especially if you have diabetes or other health conditions.
The Kidney Kitchen
The Kidney Kitchen, developed by Kidney Care UK, is a single online destination for delicious, kidney-friendly recipes that will fit into eating plans given to you by your renal dietitian. The aim is to show you that, even with kidney disease, food can still be fun and enjoyable.
The Kidney Kitchen website (www.kidneykitchen.org) includes step-by-step recipes showing you how to prepare and cook delicious, kidney-friendly meals. These recipes have been devised by Paul Ripley, a renowned chef with over 35 years of experience.
You can visit the Kidney Kitchen Youtube channel to cook along with Paul at https://bit.ly/2mqTg2U
Each recipe has been developed with the support of the British Dietetic Association Renal Nutrition Specialist Group. So each recipe comes with a comprehensive set of Food Facts: how the recipe fits into your kidney diet; vegetarian, healthier or cheaper options; and how to store your dish so that you can safely eat any left-overs on a day when you don’t feel up to cooking. (But bear in mind that we are all different, so check with your own renal dietitian that a recipe is suitable for your needs.)
Other kidney-friendly recipes are available
Kidney Friendly Cookbook: designed with kidney patients and their families in mind (https://bit.ly/2JSIMjI)
Everyday Eating: tasty recipes and helpful hints for kidney patients by kidney patients (http://bit.ly/1jowD94)
Food with Thought: the everyday ‘kind to kidneys’ recipe collection (https://bit.ly/2VGK5cz)
Lawrence Keogh’s Rediscovering Food & Flavour (lawrencekeogh.com/books.php)