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Tag: salt-restricted diets

Are Glorious One-Pot Meals Safe for Kidney Patients?

Reader question: I was going to order the one pot meal book, but my husband was diagnosed with kidney disease.  Do you think some of recipes would be ok for him, just not add salt?  I was at the NMO meeting in L.A. and heard you speak. ~Anita D., Mobile, AlabamaGlorious One-Pot Meals cover

Hi Anita! Thank you so much for writing. Of course, one of the best features of Glorious One-Pot Meals is that you only put in what you want to put in, and you leave out whatever is undesirable for you. If your husband’s doctor has put him on a restricted sodium intake and you wish to prepare your GOPMs without salt, go for it.

Salt can be added to each serving after the food is cooked without sacrificing its flavor-enhancing properties, giving you a lot more control over the amount of salt each diner eats.

That said, if you use sea salt instead of mined table salt, he may be able to still enjoy the flavor-enhancing and health-giving properties of  salt without suffering the water-retention effects.

To avoid excess sodium it is better to eat home-cooked meals than restaurant or prepared meals, so you are on the right track to safeguard his health!