PKD Connection Blog

What foods should I absolutely try to avoid? I pride myself on being a very realistic mom and dietitian.  I also firmly believe that food and eating should be enjoyable.  But, there are still some food items that I recommend […]

 Rub pork tenderloins with this exciting medley of seasonings to ignite a burst of flavor. Makes 8 servings Prep Time: 40 minutes 1 tablespoon Chili Powder 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder 1 1/2 teaspoons Oregano […]

  Serves 6 Ingredients 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound cooked crabmeat or 3 cans (6 ounces each)crabmeat,drained, […]

Making sure your child is eating healthy can be an enormous challenge!  With 3 children of my own, and the possibility of a PKD diagnosis in their future…I know all to well! Whether your child has PKD or not, many […]

  Prep Time: 45 Minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 8 scallions 3/4 cup olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons honey Freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley 4 […]

You know it’s coming.  Everywhere you turn there are “subtle” reminders that the holidays are approaching….fast!!!!  There are all sorts of “food temptations:” bombarding you from every angle.  How will you get through this holiday season, while sticking to your […]

I have labs drawn every 3 months. What should I be looking at nutritionally and how can I keep these labs where they should be? Okay, it’s time for me to put on my lab coat to speak seriously to […]

  Serves 6 Ingredients 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1 pound carrots, peeled and trimmed 1 Granny Smith apple, cored 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh mint […]

How much fluid and types of fluid you intake is very important for the chronic kidney disease patient to monitor.  Some patients may have been asked by their physician to monitor and/or restrict the amount of fluids they take in. […]