Thanksgiving Helpful Eating Tips

Thanksgiving Helpful Eating Tips-Kidney Talk

This week’s guest is Sarah Colman, a registered renal dietitian and co-author of “Cooking for David.” She offers tips for making a great Thanksgiving meal renal-friendly. Listen in as Lori and Stephen talk turkey and share Thanksgiving Helpful Eating Tips and some of their favorite holiday recipes.

(See Sara’s recipe for the Holiday Appetizer – Horseradish Spread with Melba Toast below the podcast.)

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Holiday Appetizer – Horseradish Spread with Melba Toast
Recipe from Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook by Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon, RN

Servings: 8
Serving size: 3 Melba toast rounds and 3 teaspoons of Horseradish Spread

6 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® onion herb seasoning
24 Melba toast rounds parsley and paprika for garnish

1. Combine cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning.
2. Place 1 teaspoon spread on each piece of Melba toast.
3. Garnish with a small piece of parsley and a dash of paprika.

Nutrients per serving:
Calories 76
Protein 2g
Carbohydrate 9g
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 126 mg
Potassium 40 mg
Phosphorus 28 mg

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices:
1/2 Starch
1/2 Fat

Helpful Hint:
Low sodium crackers can be substituted for Melba toast rounds.

Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook is Available on Amazon

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 Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.


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