Southern Style Collard Greens

Most greens get a bad rap for being high in potassium when actually it is the portion consumed that makes the difference. Many people eat more than 1/2 cup. Stay within the suggested portion to keep potassium down. For an easy stock, bring a turkey wing in 2 quarts of water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for an hour. If you don’t have time to make your own stock use chicken broth with no salt added. For a more complete meal, add cooked chicken or turkey meat to the greens.

Double boiled mashed potatoes

Double boil potatoes to remove potassium (one medium whole baked potato contains a whopping 926 mg of potassium – almost 1/3rd of the daily allowance for someone following a low potassium diet!). Peeling potatoes; followed by soaking or double boiling potatoes can reduce potassium by about half. Portion size remains important to consider as ½ cup soaked or double boiled potatoes will still contain ~200 mg potassium.

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