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”

Fresh Spring Rolls

Maybe you have been at a Vietnamese restaurant and been lucky enough to enjoy fresh spring rolls. Their colour and texture are always so inviting and delicious. But what exactly are fresh spring rolls? What Are Spring Rolls? Spring rolls are an incredibly popular dish enjoyed all over the world. Spring rolls can be eatenContinue reading “Fresh Spring Rolls”

Tips for Plant-Based Diets and CKD

So you’ve read online that plant-based diets are helpful for CKD. In this article, I break down their benefits and tips for including more plant-based foods. Let’s dive in. What Is A Plant-Based Diet? At their roots, plant-based diets mean reducing animal products like dairy, eggs, chicken, beef, etc. And increasing your intake of wholeContinue reading “Tips for Plant-Based Diets and CKD”

Lemon Tofu Stir Fry

Are you on a plant-based diet? Do you have chronic kidney disease and are you trying to avoid animal proteins? If you said yes to either of these, you need tofu in your life! Tofu is a super versatile plant-based protein that can be used in so many ways and can act as a substituteContinue reading “Lemon Tofu Stir Fry”

Top Nuts and Seeds for CKD

Nuts and seeds are tiny but mighty. They actually deliver quite a punch of nutrition. Are there top nuts and seeds for CKD? Did you know nuts are actually the seeds of plants? Whereas seeds come from vegetables, flowers or other crops. But they are packed with healthy nutrients like omega-3, fibre, and plant-based protein. Continue reading “Top Nuts and Seeds for CKD”

Top Fibre Sources for CKD

Fibre is mostly found in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. But it is actually a type of carbohydrates that the body can’t digest.  Fibre plays many important roles. It can help to: Keep our bowel movements regular Lower cholesterol Control blood sugars Help maintain a healthy body weight But it can be a challengeContinue reading “Top Fibre Sources for CKD”

Top 5 Snacks for CKD

Are snacks good or bad for you when you have CKD? What is even considered a snack? There are some common questions. So let’s break down what snacks are and the top 5 snacks for CKD. A snack is general something eaten between meals. Most people snack at least once per day. And it couldContinue reading “Top 5 Snacks for CKD”