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Ragi Flakes Poha(Recipe suitable for: Dialysis, Diabetics and CKD Stage 1-4)

Ingredients:  Ragi Flakes 1 cup (52g)Onion, medium, finely chopped 1 Green chillies, finely chopped ½ tsp Coriander, finely chopped 1 tsp Peanut 2 tsp (Optional) 1 tsp Mustard Seeds ½ tsp Curry leave 1 tsp sprigOil - or any choice of oil you prefer cooking (A sprig is a small stem with leaves on it which has been picked from a bush or plant, especially so that it can be used in cooking or as a decoration. 1 tsp Salt 1/8th tsp (A pinch)...

Cinnamon Apples

A fruit delicacy which can be an ideal mid morning or evening snack Ingredients: - Apples – 2 cup peeled and slicedBrown sugar – ¼ cupGround cinnamon – ½Ground nutmeg – ¼ tsp.Water – 1 tbsp.Butter – ½ tbsp. Preparation: Mix the sliced apples, brown sugar, ground nutmeg and cinnamon well in a mixing bowl until the apples are coated well. In a saucepan, cook this apple mixture with 1 tbsp. unsalted butter and 2 tbsp. water...

Kidney related Queries

What is the best thing to drink for your kidneys? Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them. What is a good breakfast for a renal diet? Choose soy, almond, cashew, or rice milk for less phosphorus and less potassium than...

Signs of Kidney Disease

You're more tired, have less energy or are having trouble concentrating. A severe decrease in kidney function can lead to a buildup of toxins and impurities in the blood. This can cause people to feel tired, weak and can make it hard to concentrate. Another complication of kidney disease is anemia, which can cause weakness and fatigue.You're having trouble sleeping. When the kidneys aren't filtering properly, toxins stay in the blood rather...

Lemon Curry Chicken Salad

Ingredients ¼cup oil4tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed¼teaspoon ground ginger¼teaspoon curry powder⅛teaspoon garlic powder1½cups cooked diced chicken1½cups grapes, halved½cup sliced celery Directions In a large bowl, combine oil, lemonade concentrate and spices.Add remaining ingredients and toss lightly.Chill.

Healthy Corn Fritters

Quick and easy low sodium corn fritters. The perfect summer savory treat! Ingredients 3 cups corn frozen or fresh cut off cob1/2 cup all purpose flour2 tsp sugar1/4 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp onion powder2 dashes cayenne pepper1/8 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper1 egg lightly beaten1/3 cup low-fat milk1 tbsp canola oil or any other oil Instructions Combine corn, flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, salt and...

CKD ( Chronic Kidney disease)

Hello friends ! Today I would be narrating my experience on the above disease. This all started in the year 2013 when my dad was admitted in a leading hospital in Mumbai, India for the same disease. I am sure you would have understood that CKD runs in our family and genetically I happen to get the same. Post my yearly regular health check up, I was deducted that my kidney aint the same and I have to consult a nephrologist immediately. It was...

Tomato Omlette with Paneer

Ingredients Besan: 1 cup (40g) Wheat flour: 2 tsp (10g) Rice flour: 2 tsp (10g) Onion, chopped: 1/3 wati (20g) Tomato, chopped: ¼ wati ( 10g) Salt: as per taste Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp Red chilli powder: ½ tsp Dhania powder: ¼ tsp Paneer: ¼ wati (10 g) for garnishing Oil: 2 tsp (10 ml) For green chutney: Coriander leaves: 2 tsp (10g) Green chilli paste: ¼ tsp Ginger paste: ¼ tsp Ground roasted jeera: pinch Salt: as per taste Directions...

Appam Balls with tofu

Ingredients Rawa: 1 Cup (50g) Curd: 2tsp (10g) Cabbage Carrot Capsicum Tofu (grated): ¼ wati (10g) Salt: as per taste Jeera: ½ tsp Oil: 1 tsp (5ml) Dal chutney powder: 1 tsp Directions Mix all the above ingredients, add 1 cup water to it and mix well. Now take an appam pan, grease it slightly with oil. Heat the pan and then add the batter in the grooves. Steam it for 5-7 mins and then flip the ball. Steam it again for 5 mins. Serve hot with...

Jowar Khichdi

Ingredients Jowar: 1/4th cup,Green peas:    French beans:  1 cupOnion: 1 smallTomato: 1 smallGarlic: 1 small Oil: 1 ½  tsp,Salt: as per tasteCumin seeds (Jeera): 1 tsp,Asafetida: 1/4th tsp,Turmeric powder: ½ tsp,Red chilli powder: ½ tsp,Coriander, chopped: for garnishing  Directions Soak jowar for 3 – 4 hours.Take oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, allow it to turn brown and then add asafoetida.Now add chopped garlic and...

Diet post kidney transplant

What type of diet should be taken post kidney transplant? Diet for first six weeks post kidney transplant: Nutritional demands of the body are different during the first 4 - 6 weeks post kidney transplant. During this stage, body requires higher proteins as well as calories for healing purpose. Hence, Prefer first class proteins like egg whites, milk and milk products like paneer, curd, etc. as they can be better utilized by the body.Other...

Egg Fried Rice

A delicious, easy-to-make Asian-inspired dish for those who are always on the go. This egg fried rice recipe combines scrambled eggs, rice, green onions, peas and bean sprouts for a filling and satisfying meal that’s perfect for vegetarians. Ingredients 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil2 eggs2 egg whites1 tablespoon canola oil1 cup bean sprouts⅓ cup green onions, chopped4 cups cooked rice, cold1 cup frozen peas, thawed¼ teaspoon ground black...

Spicy Tofu Scrambler

A mixture of spices and veggies makes this vegan, protein-packed tofu scrambler a tasty breakfast alternative. You won’t even miss the eggs! Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped1 cup firm tofu (choose less than 10% calcium)1 teaspoon onion powder¼ teaspoon garlic powder1 clove garlic, minced⅛ teaspoon turmeric Directions In a medium-sized, nonstick skillet, sauté garlic and both...

Speedy Tortilla Wraps – ( Kidney-healthy recipes)

Ingredients . cream cheese3 7"flour or corn tortillas1 cup lettuce left over chicken, beef or fish1 red bell pepper, sliced1 tablespoon mayonnaise or low sodium ranch Preparation Spread cream cheese on tortilla.Lay on lettuce leaves, meat, and pepper slices.Spread with mayonnaise or low sodium ranch dressing.Roll up each tortilla like a jelly roll.Cut in half and wrap in plastic wrap to hold together.Keep chilled in cooler for 6-8 hours. About...

Marinated Shrimp & Pasta Salad -(Kidney -Healthy recipes)

Ingredients 12 ounces uncooked tri-color pasta1/2 large red bell pepper, diced1/2 large yellow bell pepper, diced1/2 red onion, diced4 stalks celery, diced15-20 baby carrots, thick rounds1 1/2 cups cauliflower, dime size pieces1/2 english cucumber, cubed1/2 pound cooked shrimp1/4 cup honey1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 tablespoon dijon mustard1/2 teaspoon garlic powder3/4 cup olive oil Preparation Cook pasta according to...