PKD Connection Blog

In Boston, a few months ago participating in a PKD Education Seminar, I received a great question during the Q & A segment.  A participant asked me what I thought about Chia Seeds.  As I have long known, PKD patients […]

Credit: INGREDIENTS: • 8 oz pasta of your choice • 2 cups fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces • 12 sea scallops (about 1 lb) • Fresh gound black pepper, to taste • 1 tbsp olive oil PEA […]

Are there any diet trends out there that are, in general, safe for the kidney disease patient trying to follow a healthy diet? There are many, too many to count, fad diets, diet trends, and diet recommendations, that we are […]

   Credit: Portions: 8 Serving size: 1 cup Ingredients ▪ one 16-ounce package dried penne pasta ▪ 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided use ▪ 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes ▪ pepper to taste ▪ garlic powder […]

Summer can bring all sorts of challenges for the kidney patient when trying to eat healthy and stay within your kidney diet guidelines.  It never fails that even the most avid diet followers tend to run higher phosphorus, potassium, and […]

Ingredients 2 peeled onions ¾ cup all-purpose flour 2 -3 egg whites ¾ cup nonfat or low-fat breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 2. Spray […]

Like ketchup with French fries, peanut butter and jelly and butter on corn on the cob, there are just certain food items that automatically “go-together.”  Just as a good marriage elevates each partner, certain foods are better — for health […]

Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups blueberries 3/4 cups sugar 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 cups cold water Ice cubes Directions Place the blueberries and sugar in a blender and puree. Place the lemon juice and water in […]

One of my favorite summer drinks is simple lemonade.  On a hot, humid day, there may not be anything better than a tall glass of cool lemonade.  But, who would’ve known that the main component of this drink might have […]

  In follow-up to my “Cravings Blog,” who doesn’t love a good mac-n-cheese? Portions: 4 Serving size: 1/2 cup Ingredients ▪   2 cups elbow, shell or bowtie pasta ▪   one 5-ounce jar Kraft® Pimento Cheese spread made with cream cheese […]