We went big today: Three new recipes for Halloween. This is just your sneak peak…the recipes will be posted tomorrow! Everything in the picture is something I would consider a renal-friendly choice. What do we have?
- Slime Punch (or just Party Punch). At my first unit, our social worker would make this every Christmas for the patient lobby party. Sherbet and soda. That’s it! Just two ingredients. My social worker used gingerale and sherbet. We used lemon-lime soda and sherbet. My four-year old pounced on it as soon as we finished pictures, and yes it was good as always.
- Mrs Dash™ Ranch Dip with Veggies. I’ve written about this before. It still is good. Sour cream, mayo, and Mrs. Dash Ranch dip. Although the Mrs. Dash Ranch dip doesn’t have any sodium, this dip competes with any ranch dip I’ve ever had.
- Tomatillo/Green Chile Salsa and chips. I got the orange and black ones. They rolled in at around 105mg sodium/serving which isn’t too shabby. Note on salsas again: Green salsa is okay, but you MUST check the label. Some green salsas are made with green tomatoes (yeah, same amount of potassium as red tomatoes). You’ll want to find one made with tomatillos and/or green chiles.
- Feta Cheeseball Spider. I can’t wait to share this recipe. It is fantastic and not crazy high in phos like other recipes. As a personal side note, crafty-cute things like this spider, never turn out for me so I was pleasantly surprised when it actually looked like a happy little spider. The crackers were “Hint of Salt” Wheat thins. “Hint of Salt” Ritz would have been better but I didn’t have any today.
- Witches Fingers. Basically just a shortbread recipe. I tried this one using the Ener-G™ Baking Powder substitute (no phos, no sodium) and the cookies turned out fine.
Also, I didn’t add any salt and they were great. I’m excited to also share this recipe tomorrow.
Just want to point out here again, dietary restrictions does not mean you have boring food. Just means you have to be a little more tricky with what you choose to eat!
Author: Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
Photo Credits: Rebecca Barksdale
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