Cooking Tips, “How To” Videos, and Recipes for Liver-Friendly Meals & Snacks

Cooking: Tips

Home cooking is the only and most reliable way to eat high protein and low sodium foods. Home cooking is also cheaper than buying “ready made” foods or take out. Homemade meals can take more time but, with some practice and tips, will become quicker and less involved.

For many folks living with cirrhosis, making liver-friendly meals and snacks can be difficult. In this 5 min video, learn about Barb and Craig’s “low sodium” home cooking journey.

What does a high protein, low sodium meal or snack look like?

That is a great question but it is difficult to answer. Everyone has different tastes, preferences, and cooking skills.

Here are some good examples of high protein, low sodium meals and snacks:

  • Meals:
    • Pizza (Yes, you can make it at home so it is liver-friendly!)
    • (Non) Vegetarian Chili
  • Snacks:
    • Fruit Smoothie
    • Breakfast Bites
How do I cook, bake, or prepare these dishes?

To answer this question, we partnered with the Research Culinary Team at the Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT). Together, we created a series of videos covering important topics to successfully make delicious, liver-friendly foods. Chef Maynard and his team designed new recipes  that are featured in each video with step-by step instructions. Below the videos are the printable recipes.

Each tasted-tested recipe requires common ingredients and basic kitchen tools. The dishes are simple to make and deliver maximal taste for minimal effort. Watch Chef Maynard prepare each recipe as he provides detailed explanations. The videos also contain useful tips to make cooking easier and faster. For the expert cooks, Chef Maynard includes how to alter the recipes to suit different tastes, food preferences, and dietary restrictions. Serving suggestions and storage suggestions are included to reduce the time spent in the kitchen.

“How To” Videos with Recipes for Meals and Snacks


Casserole & Sheet Pan Meals

Cooking Vegetarian

Reinventing Leftovers

“How To” Read Nutrition Labels

This information is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare team.

They know your medical situation best.

Always follow your healthcare team’s advice.


Last reviewed June 8, 2021


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