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Spring Lamb

Spring is a time for new life! Look around and see the cycle of nature's sleep and hibernation ending. Trees are budding, flowers blooming, grass is growing green. Spring is a great time to bring newness into a dreary eating routine! Spring into this week with Culinary Kidney Cooks' Spring Celebration Menu and recipes from “Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook.”

Spring Celebration Menu

(All the recipes below can be found in "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook")
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1 Lamb Chop with Orange Mustard Sauce (this week's recipe)

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1/2 cup Carrots with Lemon & Herbs

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˝ cup Noodles with Lemon and Poppy Seeds

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1 Slice French Bread with margarine

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˝ cup Strawberry Pudding

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6 ounces Iced Tea with Lemon and Sugar

Total Nutrients for this menu:

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Calories 700

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Protein 29 g

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Carbohydrate 89 g

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Fat 28 g

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Cholesterol 108 mg

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Sodium 407 mg

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Potassium 646 mg

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Phosphorus 304 mg

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices:  

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3 Meat

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2 Starch

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1 Vegetable Medium Potassium

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1 Fruit Low Potassium

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3 Fat

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2 High Calorie

Lamb Facts:

bulletLamb is meat from sheep less than a year old.
bulletYearling mutton is meat from sheep 1-2 years old.
bulletMutton is meat from sheep more than 2 years old.
bulletAverage lamb consumption per person in the US is 1 pound per year.
bulletAverage lamb consumption per person in New Zealand is 60 pounds per year.
bulletLamb or mutton is the primary meat consumed in many parts of Europe, India, and the Middle East.

Suggested Ways to Prepare Lamb:

bulletRoasted Leg of Lamb: seasoned with rosemary, garlic, & lemon.
bulletLamb Shanks: braise and serve with a Curry Sauce.
bulletGround Lamb Patties: serve with mint sauce.
bulletLamb Stew made with cumin, pepper, carrots, onion, and leached potatoes.
bulletLamb Chops: grill or pan fry and serve with Mint jelly sauce.

Nutrient Comparison of Lamb Cuts:

Lamb Cut
(lean only), 3 ounce portion
Calories Fat,
g
Protein,
g
Sodium,
mg
Potassium,
mg
Phosphorus,
mg
Leg of lamb, roasted 162 7 24 58 287 175
Lamb chops, braised 237 12 30 65 287 197
Lamb cubes (shoulder & leg) 190 7 29 60 221 174
Ground lamb, broiled 241 17 21 69 288 171
Lamb Stew, 1 cup homemade 141 7 13 337 284 117
Culinary Kidney Cooks' Lamb Chops with Orange Mustard Sauce 268 17 21 91 280 171
Culinary Kidney Cooks' Greek Lamb Patties with Mint Sauce 309 17 22 102 326 180

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