Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams

Kidney-friendly Christmas Day candied yams will have you enjoying your favorite holiday side dish worry-free. With just a few simple ingredients, you can recreate this classic dish in a way that is safe for your kidneys. So go ahead and indulge in some sweet yam goodness this Christmas!. This kidney-friendly version is just as delicious as the original, but it’s lower in phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Now, let’s get cooking!

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Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free, Kidney Disease, CKD

Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams Ingredients

  • 6 sweet potatoes (cleaned, peeled)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

How to Prepare Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams

  • Cut sweet potatoes into thick strips (think steak fries)
  • Place sweet potatoes in a medium pot on the stove with ½ cup water
  • Cover pot and steam potatoes for 15 minutes over medium-low heat
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir
  • Continue cooking on low heat with lid for an additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat, stir and serve

Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams Nutrition Facts

(makes 12 1/2 cup servings)

Calories 225
Carbohydrates 47 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Fat N/A
Sodium 22 mg
Potassium 179 mg
Phosphorus 25 mg

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like this Kidney-Friendly Christmas Day Candied Yams recipe! We try to share a new recipe every week. So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your kidney diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add a kidney-friendly version to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.


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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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