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Planning for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

The holidays are right around the corner and whether you've already started planning, shopping and wrapping or you leave it all to the end, we wanted to give you some strategies to manage your kidney diet over the holidays. Somehow holidays and celebrations always seem to centre around food and holiday meals are an important time of sharing with family and friends. So when it comes to getting through the holidays without any medical problems, the key is …

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A happy and healthy holiday season!

As the holidays draw ever nearer (and my list of things to do seems to get longer) food is constantly on my mind!  What to cook, when to cook, how much to cook and of course trying to make everyone happy.   And I don't even have to worry about a renal diet! So to make life seem more manageable I try to make lists and do some of the food prep in advance.  While it's …

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Navigating the Food Bank on a Kidney Diet

18/12/2012 This is the season of giving and receiving and seems to bring out the best in everyone! I walk into work each day past bins of food and toys that our renal unit is collecting for a local family and my children’s school is hosting food drives, mitten drives and toy drives all month. It's nice to see all of this generosity everywhere you go!One of my colleagues recently gave an interview to our local …

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Happy Holidays

Food is an important part of any holiday or celebration.  As I was thinking about what to write about for my Christmas blog post, I was trying to think of how to articulate why food is so important to the holidays and to almost any celebration.  For me, Christmas Eve is the smell of tourtiere (and my brother complaining about having to eat it) and Christmas day could never be the same without turkey and …

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Tis the season…

… for getting together with family and friends and celebrating the holiday. Christmas get-togethers always end up being about the food and as I plan for my own Christmas celebrations I always start with the menu! I’ve been told by my patients that following the renal diet over the holidays is extra difficult, whether it is because you’re eating out and can’t control the food or because Christmas just isn’t Christmas without nuts and chocolate! It’s …

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New Recipe Resource Online and Holiday Recipes!

I have been a renal dietitian for over 10 years and many patients tell me that the diet is one of the most depressing parts of their disease.  I have heard patients say: if it tastes good it must be bad for you!  This is why the cookbook series that I worked on is one of my favourite projects ever!  These books are filled with recipes that are wonderfully tasty and flavourful for anyone to …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

While I am unable to provide personal nutrition advice to the readers who come to this blog I want to encourage those of you with questions about your own diet to contact your dietitian for a meal plan that is personalized to YOU!  There is no “one size fits all” renal diet and the best advice is always tailored to your own needs. I thought I would devote this blog to the holiday weekend that is …

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