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Old 11-07-2017, 06:39 AM   #1
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I wanted to add this thread to help me stay on track.
My kidneys are at level 3, according to my renal doc, so I still have to watch my potassium, phosphorus, & salt.
I have been pretty lax on keeping track of this stuff lately.
I actually thought I was in the clear about what I could eat until a couple of blood tests ago.
My last blood test, my potassium was 5.3 and my creatnine was just under 2 which the doc was happy about cuz my creatnine has always ran a bit high.
I could have had bad blood tests as well because that seems to happen at times
I believe that my kidneys are healed, but I don't want to push my luck---this has been a very tough year for me and I'm still not done with all the follow up doc visits.

So back to the thread. I was perusing our stock of canned goods and found 2 cans of yellow hominy. I can't tell you how happy I was to discover that the potassium count is only 15 per cup. I can have piles of this
Yipee!!
This is just about the lowest potassium vegetable i have found. Now the sodium might be high, but for me..the potassium content is my worry at the moment.

So if anyone has any recipes using hominy, I would be grateful if you could post them here. I've only eaten hominy plain, in soup, & a cheese/hominy dip dish. And I have added it to chili. I like it, but I was more worried about carbs in the past, so I hardly consumed it since it's basically corn.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:49 AM   #2
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I went to Wal-Mart last night and I was so tempted to buy a gallon can (cafeteria size can, maybe not quite a gallon) for $2.99.
I thought that was pretty cheap, but then I realized I had no idea what to do with that much hominy, so I had to resist.
I was dwelling the 15 potassium count and thinking I could eat the whole can...as if..hahaha
I must have been hungry when I went to the store.
It gives me crazy ideas to go shopping on an empty stomach.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:10 AM   #3
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Smart Buns

I was using these all the time and I have 3 pkgs in the freezer still, but they are 220 each on the potassium count.
A regular sesame seeded bun is only around 40, depending on the brand.
It seems that most/a lot of premade low carb foods are quite high in potassium.

I am trying to keep my daily limit under 2000, closer to 1500 grams. It ain't an easy task.

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Old 11-07-2017, 10:07 AM   #4
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Gosh, Nigel! Low carb, vegetarian and now low potassium. I am glad you are able to bear with it. I think I might run low on patience. Hominy is pretty high carb, isn't it?
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:37 PM   #5
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Gosh, Nigel! Low carb, vegetarian and now low potassium. I am glad you are able to bear with it. I think I might run low on patience. Hominy is pretty high carb, isn't it?
Howdy!! A cup has about 19 carbs so for me, its in the moderate carb level.
I recall a thread a long time ago about Jaunita's hominy in the recipe help and suggestions forum--its supposed to be lower carb. I found that brand tough and not tasty at all. I guess its okay if you are making something out of it, but just plain, I didn't care for it.

I do worry less about carbs right now until my kidneys are !00%, the potassium and other stuff is more important--unless I start gaining weight. Yikes.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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I have only had hominy the same way as you but I grew up in the south and it was just served as a side. Google around and you may find some new ways to use it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:42 PM   #7
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I have googled for recipes a couple of times and I found a few, a lot of them very similar, but I kept a few to try out. I am okay with just eating it heated up too, I just keep forgetting we have it. I am going to put a note on the fridge so I will remember at dinnertime.
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