It can be so difficult to find low oxalate recipes! And then there all the low oxalate lists are inconsistent for the definition of a low oxalate food. So frustrating!
But to be fair the oxalate content of a food is dependent not only on the food, but the testing method and the parameters of the testing. Pinterest is always an excellent resource for recipes! The Pinterest Board for low oxalate recipes is continually updated with low oxalate recipes and information which will hopefully help your journey as you navigate finding recipes for a low oxalate kidney stone diet.
The Pinterest Low Oxalate Recipe Board can be accessed on the link below.
Low Oxalate Recipes Pinterest Board
Low oxalate also means creativity and ingenuity to create a menu with low oxalate foods. As we know while the main ingredient may be indeed have a low oxalate value; one must combine medical considerations, food preferences and the palate. It can be quite a challenge. Understatement!
I have compiled now over 400 recipes with the main ingredient a low oxalate food on the Low Oxalate Recipes Board on Pinterest. A variety of recipes suitable to incorporate in a low oxalate diet are available and the recipes can be easily tweaked to make low oxalate!
There is also an overlap of recipes which are Keto, Low Carb, Whole30 or vegetarian and low oxalates; check these type of recipes out and you may find some new menu ideas!
Follow Low Oxalate Recipes Board on Pinterest as I will be adding new recipes weekly.
The Low Oxalate Cookbook
I don’t have time to search recipes! I need a low oxalate recipe now!! I hear you… A low oxalate diet can be overwhelming to start as so many of the food options are counter intuitive to what you have been eating. One of the toughest foods to give up is spinach and spinach salads were supposed to be healthy! And spinach can be very healthy, but for a low oxalate menu is not allowed.
Many foods are like that when eating low oxalate so the change is significant not just in what you eat, but the quantity and grocery shopping. With that in mind I have done the cooking, tweaking and taste testing for you in The Low Oxalate Cookbook. The cookbook contains 50 recipes including: lunch & dinner entrees, desserts, side dishes, salads, appetizers and snacks.
These are real recipes for real people. Fifty Low Oxalate recipes based upon the Harvard List of low oxalate values.
2019 Update: The Harvard list has also been tweaked into a new easily format by Jill Harris LPN, CHC of the University of Chicago. This easy to follow format in pdf form can be found here.
Just one authoritative list to follow and calculate the oxalate values. The recipes in The Low Oxalate Cookbook are delivered low oxalate ready to make, bake and cook! These is cooking old school with no fancy ingredients and recipes the entire family can enjoy instead of cooking two separate meals. Yikes! Cooking meals is labor intensive enough while trying to satisfy everyone!
Healthy Low Oxalate Recipe Round Ups
Eating a low oxalate menu can be very, very boring! Looking for new ideas or new ways to make low oxalate meals?
These recipe round ups feature a low oxalate main ingredient and many can be made “as is” or easily tweaked to make low oxalate.
- Say It With Salmon! 40 Salmon Recipes
- Oh Watermelon! 25 Watermelon Recipes
- Crazy For Cauliflower – 32 Cauliflower Recipe
- 6 Wonderful Water Chestnut Recipes
- “You Look Marvelous” – Mango Recipe Collection
A grateful thank you to all the foodies and creative cooks who contributed to the recipe roundups as well as lent their recipes and photos for this series. Such graciousness is always appreciated and I know you will be amazed at the ingenious food combinations.
Don’t you love finding recipes and your first thought is “I never would have thought of that!” and it soon becomes a staple in your menu.
FREE Recipe Of The Week – Low Oxalate Newsletter
Sharing low oxalate recipes (based on the Harvard definition of low oxalate) weekly.
I have never thought of foods this way. My son gets kidney stones so I need to share some of these recipes with him. Great round up.
Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon party,
You are quite welcome!
I am very interested in your board of recipes. I have had 2 bouts with kidney stones which I came close to dying. For some reason I always come very close to being septic. So I am very focused on doing whatever I can to prevent or maybe a lot less invasive. Your recipes really look appetizing. I would like to know however is there anything that can help with the bitterness of cauliflower sometimes.
I am very sorry to hear of your struggles with kidney stones. I understand the cauliflower taste issue! On the Lowox board is a Cauliflower Round Up of 30+ recipes which have creative ways to use cauliflower or “hide” cauliflower in casseroles. I have found for my taste – “hiding” the cauliflower in a healthy kidney friendly casserole is the way I add cauliflower in with other veggies and I don’t even know it is there 🙂 – Kind regards!
I am curious to know what oxalate list your use to make your recipes. Do you follow the Harvard list?
Yes, the Harvard List.