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.

Sliced homemade bread.Selective focus on the bread slices

Sourdough Bread

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


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.


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.


Asian Slaw

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

pork and apples

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.


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.

Cool Whip Ice Cream 1

Cool Whip Ice Cream Sandwich

A tasty treat for any season, this creamy dessert is the perfect item to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Protein Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

Easy to make (no baking required!) and a scrumptious choice to help you reboot after an activity.


Chicken ‘n’ Grape Salad Sandwich

Perfect for picnics, this delicious sandwich is packed with plenty of crunch. A must tagalong for your next adventure!


Tuna Salad

Tuna is an age-old staple, perfect for a lunch at home or to pack up and take on the go. Try this simple recipe for a classic tuna salad that stands the test of time.


Mustard Dill Salmon and Green Beans

This sheet pan dinner of salmon and green beans is fast, easy, and delicious! Heart healthy, low sodium and perfect for a quick meal.

chimichirri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

This quick and easy sauce is a wonderful addition to any summer meal. Originating from South America this sauce is full of flavor and perfect for grilled vegetables, steak, chicken or fish.


Lemon Basil Pesto

Lemon basil pesto is a vibrant alternative to traditional pesto. This fresh herb puree is a wonderful spread, or fantastic alongside chicken, fish, and pasta.


Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This flavorful vinaigrette adds just the right touch of sweetness when tossed with salads or used as a marinade.

cucmber lemon water

Cucumber Lemon Water

Regular hydration is a vital part of maintaining good health, but many people struggle to drink enough water daily. Try this refreshing cucumber lemon water to add zest to your water glass.