Recipe: Marylin's Low Sodium Coleslaw

Mar 17, 2016

Eating kidney-healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite comfort foods. It does mean watching your sodium intake – dialysis patients have to limit their intake to less than 2,000 mg a day (which is less than a teaspoon worth of salt). Here’s a yummy recipe from a dialysis patient for a simple, low sodium coleslaw that’ll fool anybody.

Makes:4-5 servings

Calories: 45; Cholesterol: 2 mg; Carbohydrates: 4.3 g; Potassium: 75 mg; Total Fat: 2.5 g; Sodium: 63 mg; Protein: 0.6 g

Source: patient recipe


  • 3-4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3 baby carrots, shredded (or 1 regular carrot, shredded)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground fennel or celery seed
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 1.5 packets Sweet and Low (or other 0 cal. sweetener)


  1. Mix all ingredients together and eat immediately or put in plastic container (covered) and store in the refrigerator to eat later.

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