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« on: November 23, 2011, 06:59:36 PM »

from Davita

Good to Eat Guidelines for Thanksgiving

Soups made with low potassium ingredients and less or no salt
Roast turkey, chicken, pork, or beef seasoned with pepper, thyme, Mrs. Dash herb seasoning blends other herbs
Homemade gravy made with plain flour (not “self-rising”), less or no salt, and fat skimmed
Cranberry sauce or juice (limit amount if diabetic)
Stuffing/dressing made with homemade cornbread (plain meal, minimal baking powder, egg, liquid non-dairy creamer instead of milk) and/or bread cubes, sage, onion, celery, salt-free broth
Rice; mashed potatoes made from potatoes soaked to reduce potassium before cooking
White loaf bread, yeast rolls, or hot water cornbread made with plain cornmeal
Green beans, turnip greens (in moderation), corn, carrots, yellow squash, green beans, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, string beans, eggplant, peppers, cabbage, coleslaw, small green salad
Pie or dessert made with apples or berries; chess pie (diabetics  please have a very small serving)
Whipped topping  on dessert
Sprite, & 7Up, or gingerale (“diet” if diabetic or avoiding extra calories)
Wine or liquor in moderation if OK with doctor / medications
Tea, coffee, lemonade, Koolaid

Best To  Avoid for Thanksgiving

(High in Phosphorus, Potassium or Salt / Sodium)

Soups made with tomato or potato;  canned soups; salty soup
Baked ham (very high in salt), Country ham (very, very high in salt)
Canned or powdered gravies; Gravies made with vegetable cooking water (high potassium)
Stove Top instant stuffing; Cornbread dressing made from cornmeal mix (high in salt and phosphorus)
Dressings containing chestnuts, raisins, prunes (high in potassium) or giblets (high in phosphorus)
Macaroni and cheese made from mixes or with lots of cheese (if  eaten at all, make “homemade” with liquid non-dairy creamer instead of milk, no salt, and minimal cheese)
Canned biscuits, biscuits and bread made from mixes or self-rising products (high in sodium and phosphorus)
Tomato (if more than a slice), yams, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, baked or fried potatoes (high potassium–you can reduce by soaking potatoes and squash)
Pumpkin pie (high potassium), pecan pie (high potassium, high phosphorus)
Ice cream that exceeds daily milk allowance (high phosphorus and potassium)
Coke, Pepsi, or other “cola” drinks, Hawaiian Punch or other bottled or canned drinks with phosphate additives (high phosphorus)
Beer (high phosphorus)
Hot chocolate;  milk in excess of milk allowance (high phosphorus and potassium)

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 08:16:11 AM »

Thanks okarol! That gave me a couple of reminders.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 05:08:21 PM »

Thanks for the reminders and tips.  I did pretty well with my Thanksgiving meal today..........and afterwards,  I walked 3 miles instead of 1 1/2, so it's all good.

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