Kidney-Healthy Recipes

Following a diet low in sodium is essential to feeling good and living well with kidney disease. However, finding meals that suit your kidney diet can be intimidating. Don’t be discouraged — with a little work and planning, you’ll soon be cooking up meals that suit your diet and taste good.

Scroll through our kidney-friendly recipes, given the seal of approval by our team of renal dietitians, to create scrumptious meals people with and without kidney disease will enjoy.

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Sourdough Bread

This sourdough bread recipe has a lot less sodium than store-bought sourdough — and it’s delicious!

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Mini Frittatas

These flavorful frittatas can be made ahead; just reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast, snack or appetizer.

Crock-Pot Pot Roast with Vegetables

Crock-Pot Pot Roast with Vegetables

A perfect meal, year-round! This pot roast, and tasty vegetables, is a wonderful main dish friends and family will love.

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Fruit Pizza

A berry delight that’s simple to make and beautiful to serve, this fruit pizza also happens to be diabetes-friendly and kidney-healthy.

Homemade mayonnnaise.

Chili Lime Dip with Veggies

Give those veggies something to cheer about! This spicy lime dip is perfect for carrots, celery, cucumbers and other raw vegetables.

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Asian Slaw

A side with a crunch, this Asian slaw works well with just about any main dish.

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Ginger & Green Apple Slow-Cooked Pork

A citrusy main dish, this slow-cooked pork entrée can be prepared ahead of time and easily used as leftovers in sandwiches or salads.

Homemade meatloaf baked in tomato sauce with peas and potatoes.

Amazing Meatloaf

A great mix of herbs, vegetables and beef, you won’t even notice the low-salt twist on this classic dinner.

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Apple Cranberry Cobbler

A delicious after-dinner treat, the only tough part about cooking this cobbler is deciding whether you should keep it all for yourself or share it with friends.

Chicken noodle soup

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

A home-cooked favorite, this savory chicken noodle soup is perfect for rainy, windy days.

Thai shrimp kebabs

Thai Shrimp Kebabs

A lighter dinner option, these tasty kebabs will be a hit at barbecues all summer long.

Lemon loaf

Lemon Loaf

This zesty dessert is light and bright, perfect to cap off a summer evening.

Spice blend

Spice Blends

Cut the salt but not the flavor — these spice blends are perfect for fish, meat and vegetables.

Slow cooker chicken stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Packaged chicken stock often has way too much salt. Use this recipe to make your own tasty, kidney-friendly stock.

Overnight waffles

Overnight Waffles

A little prep at night and a lot of taste in the morning — these waffles are sure to be a hit.