Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower is known to be like the brother or sister to broccoli! Because it resembles broccoli but with a white flesh, sometimes called “curd” because it looks like cheese curds. You often only eat the head portion of cauliflower. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetables with lots of health benefits. It is an incredible source ofContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower Salad”

Renal Diet Guidelines

What you eat and drink is important with chronic kidney disease (CKD) because they are filtered through the kidneys. With CKD the kidneys are unable to filter all waste products, so they build up. A diet that helps manage the build up of waste products but also preserve kidney function is often called a renalContinue reading “Renal Diet Guidelines”

What Is Chronic Kidney Disease

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and are trying to learn more like what is chronic kidney disease, this post is for you. CKD is a condition that occurs when your kidneys become damaged and do not work as well as they should to filter the blood. The kidneys are twoContinue reading “What Is Chronic Kidney Disease”

Anemia and Kidney Disease

Anemia is a condition where the body does not have enough healthy red blood cell. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are different types of anemia. Some include related to vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency or even anemia of chronic disease (like anemia and kidney disease). Healthy red blood cells last betweenContinue reading “Anemia and Kidney Disease”

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Soup is one of the most enjoyable foods when it starts getting more chilly outside. And we have definitely reached that time of the year. So, what better way to warm up during the cold months than with a hot bowl full of nutrients and delicious  flavours. The word soup comes from the latin wordContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper Soup”

Low Protein Diets for CKD

Protein is the basic building block for the human body. And is made up of amino acids. Protein plays an important role as it helps build muscles, blood, hair, skin, nails and parts of our organs. Most of the body’s protein is located in our muscles. Something many people are looking into living with kidneyContinue reading “Low Protein Diets for CKD”

Chocolate and CKD

Chocolate is one of life’s most delicious pleasures. In fact it is one of the most popular foods in the world. Did you know chocolate is actually made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels to produce a variety of types of chocolate. But you may be wondering, what about chocolate and CKD? Can itContinue reading “Chocolate and CKD”

Kidney-Friendly Muffins

Muffins are great because they can be enjoyed at any time of the day. But let’s chat about kidney-friendly muffins. They are the perfect grab and go food that you can fill up with all sorts of nutrients and protein. Enjoy them as a quick breakfast on the way to school or work. Or tryContinue reading “Kidney-Friendly Muffins”

Alcohol and Kidney Disease

Alcohol, which includes beer, wine, ciders and spirits (like gin, rum, vodka, etc) are a big part of the world we live in. In fact, during the pandemic nearly 66% of Canadians reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. Alcohol activates the pleasure or reward centres in the brain which can give a feelingContinue reading “Alcohol and Kidney Disease”

Eating Out With CKD

Eating out at restaurants, take out or attending celebrations is something many of us enjoy. Even with CKD you can still eat out. But it takes some planning. This blog post will walk you through tips and tricks for managing your sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorus and still enjoy your foods. So, let’s get intoContinue reading “Eating Out With CKD”