Greensboro, NC -- It can be tough making diet changes, but when a doctor or dietitian tells you to do it, you know you have to take it seriously.
It's a reality for many people living with chronic diseases such as kidney disease.
Brandi Zenker, a registered dietitian with Fresenius Medical Care, stopped by the Good Morning Show Tuesday to show a recipe that is delicious and healthy for someone with kidney disease.
It's the three pea salad with ginger lime vinaigrette. The recipe is below. To watch Zenker's interview, click the video player in this story.
Three Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette
• 1 cup sugar snap peas
• 1 cup snow peas
• 1 cup fresh blanched peas or frozen thawed sweet peas
• 2 tsp chopped fresh ginger
• ½ cup canola (option to use grapeseed oil instead)
• ¼ cup fresh lime juice
• 1 tsp fresh lime zest
• 1 tbsp coarse fresh cracked black pepper
• 2 tbsp hot sesame oil
• 1 tbsp sesame seeds
• 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
Blanch all 3 types of peas for 2 minutes, then shock in cold water and drain thoroughly.
Whisk soy sauce, black pepper and lime juice with zest for 1-2 minutes or until well blended. While still mixing, add ginger and slowly drizzle in canola or grapeseed oil, then sesame oil until well incorporated. Mix salad dressing with pea mixture and toss with sesame seeds, and then serve.
1 serving = ½ cup
Fresenius Medical Care.