Category Archives: Pre-Dialysis Diet

EatSmart Precision Pro – Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity

The EatSmart Precision Pro with Extra Large LCD display is one of the most economical and best selling scales on the market today.  The easy to read display has been found to be much more user friendly than most of it’s competition.  This scale is great for any renal or diabetes patient who is looking for ease of use and just overall all workability.  The scale has Max weight 11lbs and displays ounces/lbs/grams/kgs; Graduation .05 oz / 1 gram.  It also includes Includes FREE EatSmart Calorie Factors guide.  I found this useful only in certain situations and that my recipes were good at giving me my weights and measurements.  I use Renal Diet HQ meal plans for all my meals.    I found it really helpful for all my proteins as most of them are based on weight or on a “deck of cards”.

The EatSmart scale is in the mid $20 range and works well for use every day and seems to be very durable based on the use I have given mine over the last several months.  If you are looking for a scale on a budget and are concerned about being able to read the display then this scale is probably right up your alley.

The Kidney Friendly Diet Cookbook: Recipes For A PreDialysis Kidney Disease Lifestyle

The Kidney Friendly Diet Cookbook: Recipes For A Pre-Dialysis Kidney Disease Lifestyle

Welcome, to my first review of a cookbook for renal diets.   This particular cookbook is specifically targeted at predialysis kidney disease patients and should be followed accordingly.  The book is easy to read and is color coded by type of food.  The large print format is very readable for eyes that are not so good. The author does provide some color photos of the foods but not every recipes has a photo, I do not find that to be a very big deal, at least for me.

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 Qualified For Renal Diets

The one thing that I can say after all my research is the the author appears to be very qualified and has a website on renal diets.  As a registered dietitian, she seems to have experience with renal disease patients and also diabetes patients and many times these two conditions run together.

Now, let’s get to the recipes.  As I have prepared several of the recipes they are very easy to understand and prepare. I do like that all the nutritionals are available for every recipe and that this allows each particular user the option to pick and choose the recipes that are right for them.  Potassium and phosphorus are clearly stated as well as all the other essential nutritionals as per the normal guidelines for renal diets.

I find that cookbooks in this category a bit higher priced than certain other categories but the information is much more detailed and well worth the price.  Many predialysis patients would spend many tireless hours searching for this many recipes so, I say it is well worth the money.

Please find the cookbook for renal diets here if you wish to give it a try, I think you will like it.