By: Kayla Holmes
In the past, we have shared renal-friendly recipes on our Facebook bi-weekly in a segment called Tasty Tuesday. We are shifting this to our blog to focus on seasonal foods, gardening, and recipes on a monthly basis. We want to include what to start in your garden, foods that are in season (and may be on sale), and recipes to use these abundant whole foods. In this introduction post, we will share resources for recipes, local nurseries, and informational sites to visit to find more information on how to begin eating with the season.
Seasonal foods are generally more nutrient dense and tastier due to optimal growing conditions and being harvested at their true peak. Very few additives and chemicals are needed to change the environmental conditions to enhance or alter the growing process. Additionally, seasonal foods are also a great way to change up the fruits and vegetables we eat regularly as well cut back on food spending. These foods provide us opportunities to expand our palettes and explore new recipes that we may not have considered otherwise.
Renal Recipe Sites:
These sites provide a wide variety of kidney-friendly recipes. Some of these sites have search features that allow you to narrow your search to the desired ingredients or dietary restrictions. You can also use the seasonal food guides as a reference point for looking for recipes.
National Kidney Foundation
Northwest Kidney Center
American Association of Kidney Patients
Renal Support Network
UF/IFAS Gardening Guide
Seasonal Food Information:
Seasonal Food Guide
USDA Seasonal Produce Guide
Weekly Sales Flyers
Nerd Wallet: Grocery Savings Tips
Eating healthy and with the season does not have to be difficult. Join us in this series as we eat with the seasons!
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