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Kidney-friendly Recipes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Somatus' new Hispanic-inspired recipes!
National Hispanic Heritage month Kidney-friendly recipes
October 4, 2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by trying Somatus’ new Hispanic-inspired recipes! To honor the culture and experiences of our Hispanic communities, Somatus Dietitians have designed these recipes using kidney-friendly ingredients, spices, and cooking methods.

Don’t miss out on these tasty dishes. Your kidneys will thank you. 

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Ground Beef or Chicken Tacos

Servings: 12


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef or lean ground chicken
  • ½ head of lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • 3 tbsp of chili powder 
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin 
  • ¾ tsp of onion powder 
  • ¾ tsp of garlic powder 
  • Hard or soft corn tortillas 


  1. Make the taco seasoning by mixing the chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder in a small bowl until well-blended. 
  2. Brown ground beef or chicken and stir in taco seasoning (all or to taste).  
  3. Fill a tortilla with 2 oz ground beef or chicken, 1 tbsp of tomatoes, 1 tbsp of onion, lettuce, and a small amount of sour cream.
  4. Enjoy! 
Calories  325 
Potassium  352 mg 
Phosphorus  191 mg 
Sodium  120 mg 

This recipe originally appeared on the National Kidney Foundation website and has been modified by Somatus’ team of dietitians.

Crockpot Shredded Mexican Chicken

Servings: 12


  • 2¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • 1 cup of diced onions 
  • ½ cup lime juice 
  • 1 tsp of chili powder 
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander 
  • 2½ tsp of cumin 
  • 1½ tsp of garlic powder 
  • 2 tsp of paprika 


  1. Spray the bottom and sides of a crockpot with cooking oil. 
  2. Place onions on the bottom of the crockpot then add chicken, lime juice, and all spices. 
  3. Cook on high for 6 hours or until the chicken is done.
  4. Shred chicken with 2 forks.   
  5. Enjoy! 
Calories  116 
Carbohydrates  3.2 g 
Dietary Fiber  0.6 g 
Protein  19.6 g 
Fat  2.4 g 
Saturated Fat  0.5 g 
Sodium  47 mg 
Potassium  347 mg 
Calcium   16 mg 
Phosphorous  183 mg 

This recipe originally appeared on the National Kidney Foundation website and has been modified by Somatus’ team of dietitians.

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Depending on your stage of kidney disease, specific nutrients in your diet should be limited. For instance, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients should limit protein, while End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) patients should increase protein to offset what is lost during dialysis. If you are unsure about your nutrition requirements, speak with your Somatus dietitian or a medical provider.

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