Thinking ahead to the holiday, meal planning can prove challenging with how stringent dietary restrictions can be! There's also the added stress of family members, picky eaters and the sometimes dreadful potluck-style meal plan that leads to you not being able to eat anything!
For those of us who can't afford a cheat day (I miss those!), what is one way that you can keep your holiday meal kidney-friendly? PS, I'm sorry I'm too late for Hanukkah! Also, I say holiday to include New Years festivities and any other holiday I am unaware of besides Christmas!
For me, I eat half portions. I'm lucky in that my family cooks renal friendly foods out of habit anyways, so I'm able to eat basically anything set out at the table. I do find that only eating half portions helps to keep myself from over eating, and I try to bulk up on veggies and eat a salad if it's available. When I eat at my boyfriend's house, this method also makes me polite, while looking out for my nutrition levels, since some of the food is a no-go (which his family knows about and is fine if I only eat certain things, but I try to be polite and take as much of a variety as possible).