5 INGREDIENTS | 30 MINUTES | SERVES 4

 

Ingredients

-Serving Size: 1/2 cup-

4 sweet potatoes (small to medium)

1 tablespoon parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon of chives

 

Directions

1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into slices that are ¾ inch thick.

2. Put them in a saucepan with enough water to cover the potatoes.

3. Bring the water to a boil on medium heat.

4. Boil the potatoes until they are soft (about  20 to 25 minutes)

5. Drain the water. Put the potatoes in a medium bowl.

6. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the potatoes.

7. Mix in the parsley, salt, and pepper.

8. Add chives for a light onion flavor (optional)

Adapted from USDA Mixing Bowl


Notes: 

-Pros-

  • Moderate-Potassium

           1/2 cup of these mashed potatoes brings you about 20% closer to your 2,000mg potassium limit for the day.

  • Great source of vitamins A and C

          This dish provides more than one day's requirement of heart-healthy vitamin A (185%) and 30% of the vitamin C

  • Low-sodium

-Cons-

  • Not Low-Potassium

        At 385mg of potassium per serving, this side doesn't qualify as "low-potassium" (less than 200mg per serving). Try non-potato alternatives for truly low-potassium options. 


 

Remember: Prenovate recipes are suggestions for how you can meet the dietary guidelines for chronic kidney disease as recommended by the National Kidney Foundation. You should always talk with your doctor and dietitian about your individualized nutrient goals and the best foods for you to eat.