Kidney-friendly recipes

How to cook for the kidney diet: tips from Chef Duane Sunwold

Kidney-friendly recipes

White Bean Spinach Artichoke DipThis quick and easy dip is a wonderful addition to a party, potluck, or a quick snack at home. Serve with vegetables, pita bread, or crackers.
Santa Fe Black Bean RelishThis relish is delicious and easy to make. It is heart healthy, low sodium and perfect with tortilla chips or as a topping on tacos.
Cashew Fruit DipThis dip is a wonderful addition to a party or potluck. It is also a great quick snack to have at home. Serve with apples, strawberries, peaches, or your favorite fruit.
Basil Mint PestoThis basil mint pesto is a vibrant alternative to traditional pesto. This fresh herb puree is a wonderful spread, or fantastic alongside chicken, fish, and pasta. It will last up to 7 days in the fridge. Diets: in-center dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Low Sodium Spicy MarinaraThis marinara sauce is full of flavor and low in sodium! It can be used as a pasta sauce, pizza sauce, or as a topping for chicken or vegetables. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you prefer less spice, leave out the red pepper flakes. Diets: in-center dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes Note for in center dialysis patients: This is a high potassium food.
Creamy Cashew Cheese SauceThis creamy cashew cheese sauce is quick and delicious! Use it to top chicken, pasta, or vegetables. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Diets: in-center dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Macaroni Tuna SaladThis salad is easy to throw together and can be eaten as a side dish or main meal. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Making Changes: For home dialysis: To increase the amount of protein and potassium, try adding a 15oz can of white beans such as cannellini. This provides an extra 5g protein per serving. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Baked Apple ChipsThis healthy chip alternative can be eaten as a snack or dessert. Just stick these apples in the oven for a few hours while you do some chores. They can be stored in an airtight container for a few days and are great for a quick bite! Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Creamy Leek SoupThis soup is creamy, comforting and full of good nutrition! Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Toasted Spice VinaigretteThis toasted vinaigrette adds complex spice flavors. It can be used as a salad dressing or a marinade. Recommended Diets: in-center and home dialysis, early stage CKD, diabetes
Summer Herb Pasta SaladThis salad is easy to throw together and can be eaten as a side dish or main meal. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Recommended for diets: in-center dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Roasted Chicken and VegetablesThis sheet pan dinner of Roasted Chicken and Vegetables is fast, easy, and delicious! Make ahead for lunches for the week, or for a quick and tasty dinner.
Pinto BeansThese Homemade pinto beans are packed with onion and garlic flavor and have less added sodium than canned beans. This simple, easy recipe is a delicious addition to your Mexican Feast, or weekly meal
Spanish RiceIt is easy to make authentic restaurant style Spanish rice at home! All you need is a few pantry staples and a little time. Spanish Rice is an easy side dish that goes perfectly along with homemade pinto beans.
RomescoRomesco is a Spanish roasted red pepper sauce that adds a slightly sweet and smokey flavor to a dish. It can be used on any protein, on vegetables, as a pasta sauce, or as a dip. Diets: Dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Ultimate Fruit SalsaThis delicious fruit salsa pairs fresh pineapple, blueberries and cranberries! A great topping on fish, chicken or pork or served as a dip with chips. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Fruit Salad with Mint and LimeThis delicious fruit salad is quick, easy, and refreshing. Perfect for summer gatherings like potlucks, BBQ’s, and cookouts. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Southwest Grain BowlThese Southwest Grain Bowls are not only healthy but packed with flavor and easy to make. Simple, fresh ingredients combine, perfect for a light dinner or lunch on-the-go.
Vegan Fettuccine AlfredoTry this dairy free alternative to fettuccini. It’s packed with extra fiber from the white beans and whole wheat pasta. Diets: early stages of CKD, diabetes
Southwest DressingThis Southwest dressing is as simple to whip up as it is tasty. It is versatile and can be used as a marinade or dressing on your favorite salad or a healthy grain bowl.
Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots & OnionsOven roasting vegetables is an easy way to add flavor and texture to your meals. Keeping roasted vegetables on hand (in the refrigerator or freezer) makes dinner prep quick and easy. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Herbed Pasta BakeThis recipe is full of plant protein sources and is a great alternative to your typical meat sauce. The blended cashews make it extra creamy! To lower the potassium amount, replace 1/2 of the tomato sauce with blended roasted red peppers. Diets: early stages of CKD, diabetes
Ranch BlendMakes a great substitute for the salt shaker. Can also be mixed with Greek yogurt, sour cream or mayonnaise for a Ranch dip or salad dressing.
Creamy Lemon Salmon PastaThis delicious easy dish can be made from easy pantry staples. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Herbs De ProvenceMakes a great seasoning for grilled meats, fish, oven roasted chicken and vegetables.
Taco SeasoningLow on salt, but not on flavor. Perfect for your delicious tacos!
Holiday Herb StuffingThis tasty stuffing recipe allows you to enjoy the holidays while also limiting your sodium intake. By making your own breadcrumbs and replacing chicken broth with apple juice, it reduces a lot of the sodium found in typical holiday stuffing recipes. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
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