Spicing Up Your Renal Diet

Spicing Up Your Renal Diet - kidney talk

As kidney patients, we’re know that the renal diet can be challenging, especially restricting salt. But you don’t have to miss out on flavor if you know how to be creative. Lori’s favorite recipe is turkey tacos, using ground turkey instead of ground beef to reduce calories and cholesterol. For Stephen, cooking Italian food is his favorite. Because his wife is a vegetarian, he adds tofu to his homemade sauce. Voila… creativity!

Kidney patients have a variety of spices, herbs, and other flavorings to choose from. Today we learn ways to spice up your renal diet by replacing salt with herbs or other flavorings. Here’s to adding a little flavor to your life!

More about spicing up the Renal Diet:

Spicin’ Up the Renal Diet Tips & Tricks

Spice It Up with Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

Renal Recipes


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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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