I love, love, love chicken noodle soup! And with this recipe, you can make it and feed it to the family without them even noticing it's low sodium. You can have the best of both worlds, with comfort food chicken noodle soup that is delicious and healthy for your kidney diet. You make the chicken from cooking 8 ounces of chicken breasts so it's not salty and it's healthier. Then you dice that up, as well as the carrots, celery, onion and spices. Combining this all together makes a delicious and good for you recipe for kidney failure diets.
What makes it low sodium, you ask?
The use of chicken stock that is low sodium – it's usually got about 30 – 70 mg per cup. And you don't use canned chicken, you make the chicken from breast meat that you cook and chop yourself. Make sure to find the ones that are not injected with a lot of preservatives.
Make sure you use chicken stock, not broth.
This renal diet recipe is perfect for cooking at home when you need some hearty and warm low potassium chicken recipes for meals that you cook. Eating at home is healthier than eating out just because of the amount of sodium in many restaurant or canned foods. This renal diet soup recipe is part of our low potassium recipes for kidney patients collection. This is one of our easy recipes for dialysis patients too.
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Now, lets get started with the recipe!
- 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 cup Chopped Onions
- 1/2 cup Chopped Celery
- 5 cups Chicken Stock
- 8 ounces Chicken Breast, cooked
- 2 cups Egg Noodles, Dry
- 1 cup Sliced Carrots
- 1/2 tsp Ground Basil
- 1/2 tsp Ground Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- First off, cook all your chicken and chop it up into small pieces. Then clean and chop all your vegetables.
- In a 5 quart dutch oven, over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve. Makes 6 servings, and approximately 2 cups equals a serving.
- Calories: 186
- Protein: 15.8 g
- Carbohydrate: 19.7 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.461 g
- Phosphorus: 178.8 mg
- Potassium: 478.9 mg
- Sodium: 327.2 mg
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You might want to check out my renal diet cookbook for people with Pre-Dialysis Kidney disease. It contains a lot of recipes and they are from all courses of the meals, including dessert. Chicken noodle soup is just the start!
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