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Vidafuel Dietitian's Favorite Quick & Easy Recipes!

             

Our dietitians put together a few kidney-friendly, quick & tasty recipes for boosting protein intake, guilt free snacking and easy dinner ideas. You AND your loved ones will enjoy! Comment below on what you liked best and any substitutions you made!

PROTEIN BOOSTERS

Berry Smoothie
2oz Wellness Protein Citrus or Berry flavor
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond or rice milk
(½ cup ice if using fresh fruit)
Nutrients per serving:
100calories, 16g protein, 15mg Sodium, 140mg Potassium, 50mg Phosphorus

Jell-O Shots
1 cup hot water
½ cup cold water
1 cup Vidafuel Wellness Protein
Preparation:
1. Add hot water to Jell-O mix and stir until dissolved.
2. Add cold water and Vidafuel and stir.
3. Pour into an 8x8 dish and place in the refrigerator until set.
4. Cut into 12 portions.
Each portion yields about 5.3g of protein

Straight Up Shots! (each shot = 16g protein)
2 oz Wellness Protein Citrus or Berry flavor
1 oz Vanilla Almond Milk
2 oz Wellness Protein Berry or Citrus flavor
1 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Wellness Protein Berry
½ oz apple juice
½ oz Cranberry Juice

High Protein Oatmeal
1/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2oz Wellness Protein (berry flavor) *add after cooking
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Nutrients per serving:
200calories, 24g protein, 200mg Sodium, 180mg Potassium, 125mg Phosphorus

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SNACKS

Honey Maple Trail Mix
3 cups Golden Grahams® cereal
5 cups Rice Chex® cereal
1 bag Vidafuel Chocolate Caramel crisps
1 bag Vidafuel Vanilla Cinnamon crisps
10oz (1 box) Cinnamon Teddy Grahams®
5oz dried cranberries
½ cup unsalted butter
⅓ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup maple syrup
Preparation:
1. Combine Golden Grahams, Rice Chex, Teddy Grahams and Vidafuel crisps in a large bowl.
2. Melt butter in a small saucepan; add brown sugar, honey and maple syrup. Cook over low heat until
sugar is melted.
3. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well until all pieces are coated.
4. Preheat oven to 325° F.
5. Prepare 3 jelly roll pans by lining with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with cooking spray. (Can be
done in 3 batches). Spread cereal mixture evenly over pans. Bake at 325° F for 20 minutes, stirring once
halfway through.
6. Bake 5 more minutes; cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Nutrients per serving: 260calories, 6g protein, 200mg Sodium, 90mg Potassium, 70mg Phosphorus

Vidafuel Potato Chip Casserole
1 pound hamburger
1 bag Vidafuel BBQ or Original Potato Chips
½ can low sodium tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 can corn
1/4cup (or 1 small) yellow onion
Garlic powder or Mrs Dash seasoning to taste
Directions: In a skillet sauté diced onion and hamburger meat. Season with garlic powder if you desire. After
your hamburger is done. Add in ½ can of low sodium tomato sauce and use can to fill with water and pour in the
skillet (this is your 1 cup of water). Stir, bring to boil and let simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Drain your corn. Now start
layering. In the bottom of an oven safe bowl (Pyrex Bowl), or casserole dish – put a layer of the hamburger meat
mixture, then sprinkle on a layer of corn, top with crushed Vidafuel chips. You can crush lightly as you layer.
Repeat 4 or 5 (or so) layers until used up. Ending with chips on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 45
minutes.

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Dinner

Vidafuel "Fried" Chicken
(For 2 servings)
3 cups Vidafuel BBQ or Original potato chips (crushed)
2 chicken breasts
1 egg
Directions: Crush 3 cups chips in a bag with a rolling pin or your hands, or use a food processor. Place the crumbs
into a shallow dish or bowl. Next, pat dry 2 chicken breasts then season lightly on both sides with Mrs. Dash. Cut
the chicken into 4 or 5 strips. (You could also use chicken tenders for this!) Layout the chicken and chip crumbs
next to a shallow dish with 1 egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon milk and a nonstick-sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet.
Dunk the chicken into the egg mixture then roll in the chip crumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake
for 30 minutes at 350°, flipping once, and you’re done!
Easy Dip
2 tsp Mrs. Dash onion herb seasoning
½ cup sour cream
Directions: mix together and enjoy with Vidafuel chips, low sodium crackers, carrots or celery sticks!

*As always, remember to consult with your dietitian if you have any questions or concerns

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