Healthy For The Holidays

Kidney-friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

In need of kidney-friendly meals to make this holiday season? Look no further!

November 14, 2023

Kick off the holiday season with Somatus’ latest recipe drop! This month, Somatus’ team of dietitians have crafted the perfect holiday menu for you, your friends and family, and your kidneys. It’s not always easy to stick to a healthy diet during this time of year, but these recipes will satisfy all the savory and sweet cravings the holidays bring using nutritious, tasty, and seasonal ingredients.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Servings: 8


  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup liquid egg substitute
  • 16 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.

Prep Crust

  • Brush pie crust with egg white and bake for 5 minutes at 375℉.

  • Remove crust from oven and reduce oven heat to 350℉.

    Prep Filling

  • Using an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract.

  • Add egg substitute, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice. Blend until smooth.

Combine & Bake

  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 40-50 minutes 350 °F.
  • Let cool for 20 mins and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Top with 1 tbsp of whipped topping before serving.
  • Enjoy!
  • Calories – 203
  • Carbohydrates – 21 g 
  • Protein –  g 
  • Total Fat -11 g 
  • Phosphorus – 98 mg 
  • Potassium – 192 mg 
  • Sodium – 239 mg  

Lemon Herb Whole Chicken

Servings: 6-8


  • 5–7-pound whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 fresh lemon



  • Rinse whole chicken and pat dry with
    paper towel.
  • Roll pieces of aluminum foil and shape into small balls. Place aluminum foil balls on bottom of crockpot. This will elevate chicken while cooking.
  • Place whole chicken, breast side up,
    laying on top of aluminum balls.
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic powder, pepper and dried thyme. Rub mix on the front and back of chicken.
  • Cut thin slices of lemon and place on
    top of chicken.
  • Set slow cooker to: Cook on low temperature for 6-8 hours or cook on high temperature for 4-6 hours.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove from
    slow cooker pot and transfer into
    serving dish.
  • Let chicken cool for 10 minutes and
    remove skin before serving.
  • Enjoy!
  • Calories – 292
  • Carbohydrates – 2 g
  • Protein – 16 g
  • Total Fat – 15 g
  • Phosphorus – 157 mg
  • Potassium – 220 mg
  • Sodium – 80 mg

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