How This Helps

Useful for:  CKD

Several kidney research institutions along with Renal Research Institute stress on decreasing amounts of minerals consumed for the CKD patients. The penne pasta recipe made with whole wheat is low in potassium and phosphorus making it a good choice for kidney patients.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 serving= 240 g
Calories: 412 kcal
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 60 g
Fiber: 10 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Sodium: 340 mg

Key Ingredients:  whole wheat

Instructions

  • This recipe is best cooked with vegetables and legumes such as broccoli and chickpea to make it a healthier meal. Boil the broccoli (3 minutes) first before mixing with the pasta. Red bell pepper can be added for a tastier flavor.

  • Preparation and Cooking Time: 26 minutes
    Serves: 6 servings

Science and Research

CKD patients need to regulate their mineral intake. Whole wheat pasta has the right balance of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. This helps in reducing water retention preventing edema along with the provision of the required amount of healthy carbohydrates for maintaining the energy reserves.

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