Satellite Wellbound - Spotlight Archive

Enjoying a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

Enjoying a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season By Maria Tointon, RD, CSR

Satellite WellBound Santa Cruz and Satellite Healthcare Watsonville

The days have been getting shorter and the weather is cooler. The holiday season is upon us! What a great time of year to celebrate with family and friends. Many holiday celebrations revolve around food which can be a challenge for a dialysis patient. Over-indulging or making the wrong food choices can easily cause fluid overload and dangerously high potassium levels. Making smart food choices, planning ahead, and watching your portions will help you enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.

CHOOSE THIS INSTEAD OF THIS
MAIN DISHES

Fresh roasted turkey

Roast beef

Prime rib

Chicken

Fish

Fresh roasted pork

Self-basted turkey

Smoked ham

Bacon

Sausage

SALADS/FRUIT

Mixed green salad

Cranberry sauce

Jello

Pasta salad

Coleslaw

Fruit salad

Dried fruit

Oranges

Nuts

Bananas

SIDE DISHES

Homemade stuffing

Green beans

Mixed veggies

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Rice

Noodles

Homemade gravy

Stuffing/dressing in a box

Sweet potatoes

Baked potatoes

Yams

Baked beans

Canned gravy

Macaroni and cheese

DESSERTS

Angelfood/white cake

Pies (apple, berry, cherry, blueberry, lemon meringue)

Sugar cookies

Whipped topping

Pumpkin

Sweet potato

Pecan or mincemeat pie

Gingerbread

Macaroons

Fruit cake

Ice cream

Chocolate cake

BEVERAGES

Lemonade

Apple juice

Cranberry juice

Clear soda

Sparkling apple cider

Coffee or tea

Horchata

Egg nog

Tomato/V-8 juice

Orange juice

Milk

Chocolate milk

This article was posted on November 13th, 2015