Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  303
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  2 mg
  • Sodium  47 mg
  • Potassium  170 mg
  • Phosphorus  145 mg
  • Calcium  92 mg
  • Fiber  5.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If pasta is done before pesto is ready, keep pasta warm by covering the pasta pot with a lid after draining water.
  • Serve with grilled or broiled chicken or shrimp and a salad or cooked vegetable for a full meal.

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Green Pesto Pasta
meloussy says:

Why is Whole Wheat and Parmesan Cheese ok on a RENAL DIET? We all know this needs to be removed. Dietitian comment: The renal diet has been evolving over the past few years as we learn more about the impact of food on health of kidney patients. Today's focus is on including more healthy foods, fiber-containing foods, healthy fats and fewer refined foods, sugars and unhealthy fats. If you consider the amounts of sodium, potassium and phosphorus per serving you will see it is very acceptable for a kidney diet. Plus the whole wheat pasta provides fiber. Small amounts of cheese are also acceptable. Check with your dietitian for individual guidelines.

Sep. 21, 2017, 8:07 PM
Green Pesto Pasta
0XChataX0 says:

why whole wheat pasta? aren't we supposed to avoid whole wheat and whole grain products? this recipe should be low potassium which means normal white pasta would have to be used? Dietitian comment: According to the USDA nutrient database the refined spaghetti and whole wheat spaghetti are about the same in potassium content. The whole wheat spaghetti is 30 mg higher in phosphorus per serving, but studies on phosphorus absorption from whole grains reveals only 40-60% of the phosphorus is available for absorption.

Nov. 20, 2015, 1:03 PM
Green Pesto Pasta
Roanokejoe says:

This is in the rotation. Thought we would miss the nuts, but it is very good.

Mar. 28, 2014, 3:35 PM

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