Foodie Friday: Turkey Stuffing That Is Kidney-Friendly

Boxed stuffing is so easy, and fast.  But, if you have CKD, Diabetes, food allergies or intolerances learning to make an easy Turkey Stuffing is super important.  Boxed foods are full of sodium, phosphorus, and other preservatives, making it a not so healthy food choice.  I combined some recipes I found to come up with an easy delicious turkey stuffing recipe.  We don’t actually stuff the turkey with it.  So it is a side-dish at our house.  You can use any bread, but white breads will have less phosphorus.  You can either bake the bread for a few minutes in the oven or toaster, then brake them up or use day-old bread.

1 1/2 cups celery

1 cup onion

1 cup unsalted butter

7 slices of white bread

7 slices of oat bread

1/4 tsp ground sage

1/2 tsp ground thyme

2 tsp garlic powder with parsley

2 medium apples chopped

1 cup apple juice

Melt butter in a large pan.  Saute onion, celery, and apples in the butter.  When they are cooked through add the spices and the bread.  Coat with the buttered mixture and apple juice.  Cook at 325 for 20 minutes.  You can refrigerate ahead, but be aware it will take longer to heat it up.  I personally would add just a sprinkle brown sugar or cinnamon to the top when done, and maybe some almonds. Or offer them on the side.  Yum