Happy Friday! I hope everyone is well. It is getting real here in FL. I went to Walmart today and there was literally no toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol, hand sanitizer and most importantly the Ramen is sold out. However, Dollar General and Family Dollar both still have toilet paper and paper towels. Not so much of the other items. I did find some on Amazon, so I bought it there, but it is almost all gone there too.
Today’s Foodie Friday topic is on how I made my weekly family meal plan CKD friendly. I am stage 3, stable labs, no Diabetes and no HTN. As I stated Monday it was our anniversary this week, and since we are avoiding crowds right now we did have pizza.
Sunday was my homemade chicken noodle soup which there were no leftovers. I did keep the carcass to make my own chicken stock. I added carrots, onions, and celery to the crockpot for the soup. Add your noodles in the last 20 minutes of cooking. Making it homemade helps you control the sodium. I also parboiled the whole chicken to reduce phosphorus and potassium levels, prior to cooking in the crockpot.
Monday: Leftovers. Self-explanatory here. I worked so I am not sure what they had. I took a salad to work with me.
Tuesday: Italian pasta, with chicken and broccoli. It was supposed to be pork but I already had the chicken out. I parboiled the chicken prior to pan-frying it in olive oil with no salt seasonings. Broccoli was steamed, if you have potassium restrictions pick a different, not green veggie. Pasta with butter, fresh lemon juice, and garlic. You could certainly make this fancier with other herbs.
Wednesday: Anniversary pizza. This was take out so no way to make it more CKD friendly.
Thursday: Workday for me, they had grilled cheese and chips.
Friday: Pork cube steaks pan-fried in olive oil with onions. Mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli. I eat only 3 to 4 ounces of meat at any given time. The mashed potatoes are instant today because I had them on hand. I only eat 1/4 of a cup of them. Again, if you have potassium restrictions choose a non-green veggie. I have never tried to parboil pork, but I am sure it could be done. We were supposed to have cheddar biscuits but it is too hot to run the oven right now, so they will be saved for another day. I do not generally eat these.
Saturday: Crockpot BBQ pork ribs, mashed potatoes, and salad. I am going to try and parboil the ribs for this one and see how they come out. I do have to work but I will have it ready for me to eat a nice lunch before I go to work. I use Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce but you could make your own to keep sodium levels low. I will make a baked potato in my Instant pot for me, and the rest will have the mashed potatoes. I add some Kale to my salad but again it is very high in potassium. Iceberg lettuce is best for CKD. I also add small amounts of Kale to my smoothies. Kale is high in Iron and has some protein also.
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