Foodie Friday: Superbowl Meatballs

In case you haven’t heard there is a big football game this Sunday.  I have to work and it figures because it is a really good game this year.  If you have Diabetes, CKD or any chronic illness, then you know how hard going to parties can be.  If you are having a party or […]

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Foodie Friday: Turkey Stuffing That Is Kidney-Friendly

Boxed stuffing is so easy, and fast.  But, if you have CKD, Diabetes, food allergies or intolerances learning to make an easy Turkey Stuffing is super important.  Boxed foods are full of sodium, phosphorus, and other preservatives, making it a not so healthy food choice.  I combined some recipes I found to come up with […]

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Herbs on Tuesday: Turmeric for CKD and Other Inflammatory Disorder

Updated 3/16/2021 I thought it was time to start sharing my newly learned knowledge of Herbs and Essential Oils.  Essential Oils are way more potent than Herbs, and great care should be used when using them.  There are not a lot of viable studies as to the long term effects of Herbs on the body.  […]

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Mindful Monday: Mindful Eating

If the definition of Mindfulness is focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, then Mindful Eating is focusing one’s awareness on what one is eating in the present moment.  That is a basic definition.  There is a lot to Mindful Eating.  But, it starts with accepting and loving yourself first.  Then as one works through […]

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Food on Friday Chocolate Cupcake Day CKD and Diabetes Variations

Before I dive into the cupcakes, a quick update.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing how you can buy Health Buddy Melissa gift cards for loved ones for Christmas, and a cool freebie for five lucky people.  So, be sure and check back tomorrow. Now for the cupcakes.  October 18th is Chocolate Cupcake Day.  If you […]

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My Top 5 Halloween Candy Picks for CKD

Update 10/29/2021: I have been stage 2 for over six months now! If you read this blog then you know I am stage 3A, stable and want to keep it that way.  I would actually be thrilled to be stage 2 again, but doctors discourage that thought.  Starting with Halloween begins the holiday seasons of […]

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Foodie Friday: National Coffee Day!

Updated 12/102021 National Coffee Day is Sept 29th.  Do you love coffee?  Do you have Diabetes or CKD?  You may think you can’t have coffee.  You can still love your coffee, with some very careful choices.  If you have Heart Disease or HTN, use De-Caff instead of caffeinated coffee.  If you have high cholesterol levels, […]

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Food on Friday: Sweet and Salty Popcorn

One of my most favorite items to snack on is popcorn. If you love sweet and salty together this is a great option for you.  Sometimes it is a light meal.  Popcorn is a whole grain, so it is very healthy.  Compared to other whole grains Popcorn is fairly low in Phosphorus per serving.  The […]

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Foodie Friday: Apple Cinnamon Water

As we finally move away from Summer and into Fall it is time to start thinking about other foods and flavors.  I will be shifting away from sharing Smoothies and Salads to more Fall flavors and foods.  While this water could definitely be drunk during the Summer the apples and cinnamon definitely remind me of […]

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healthier Easter Apple Treats

Updated 3/18/2021 OK, so technically these can be for any day of the week, but Easter is coming, and I thought I would share some healthy apple treats.  I used to hear the saying, ” An apple A day keeps the doctor away,” all the time.  I don’t hear it so much anymore.  I wonder […]

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