Celebrate a patriotic Fourth of July with kidney-friendly food. Sometimes people think that the world of food might be ruined if a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is made or dialysis is required. Nothing could be further from the truth. Care is needed to follow your doctor’s advice and nutrition requirements; there are plenty of foods good for your health and tasty too.
As we celebrate Fourth of July, The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii decided to offer a kidney-healthy recipe appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, and Diabetes patients — and the rest of us who just like good, healthy food.
BBQ PINEAPPLE CHICKEN
- 4 – 5 oz. skinless chicken breast
- 20-oz. can pineapple rings
- 2 tsp. chopped garlic
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/2 top wasabi paste
Remove pineapple rings from can, save the drained pineapple juice. Mix pineapple juice with garlic, mustard and wasabi paste. Dice chicken breasts into 2-inch cubes. Combine pineapple juice mixture and chicken together, marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Place the chicken pieces on skewers. Barbecue chicken on a hot grill until the chicken is golden brown and cooked in the center (5 to 10 minutes depending upon the temperature of your grill). Serve over 4 pineapple rings. Serves 4. (Source: http://www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitchen/recipes.cfm)
The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii has prepared a cookbook of kidney-healthy recipes available to the public. Go to www.kidneyhi.org/Calabash_Cookbook.php to order a copy.
Have a happy Fourth of July!