Kidney-friendly recipes

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

Kidney-friendly recipes

Mini FrittatasThese flavorful frittatas can be made ahead; just reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast, snack or appetizer. Diets: Dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Cabbage SlawThis colorful slaw is a great side dish for any occasion. For a quick prep you can use packaged, shredded cabbage and carrots. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Ginger & Green Apple Slow-Cooked PorkThis sweet and savory pork dish can be made in the oven or slow cooker. You can eat it as leftovers on sandwiches or in salads throughout the week. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes.
Amazing MeatloafA great mix of herbs, vegetables and beef, you won’t even notice the low-salt twist on this classic dinner.
Thai Shrimp KebabsA light dinner option, these kebabs will be a hit at barbeques all summer long. They can also be made in the oven for a quick weekday meal. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Chicken StockPackaged chicken stock often has way too much salt. Use this recipe to make your own tasty, kidney-friendly stock.
Whole Grain WaffleThese whole grain waffles are a healthy alternative to packaged mixes which are usually high in sodium. You can make several batches of the dry ingredients for a quick morning prep as it keeps for up to 6 months. This recipe can also be used to make pancakes. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Chicken and Grape SaladPerfect for picnics, this delicious salad is packed with plenty of crunch. It can be eaten alone as a high protein salad or as a wrap or sandwich. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Lemon Basil PestoLemon basil pesto is a vibrant alternative to traditional pesto. This fresh herb puree is a wonderful spread, or fantastic alongside chicken, fish, and pasta.
Cucumber Lemon WaterRegular 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.
Chimichurri SauceOriginating from South America, this sauce is full of flavor and perfect for grilled vegetables, steak, chicken, or fish. It’s a simple and quick sauce that can be used as a marinade or dipping sauce. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
Mustard Dill Salmon and Green BeansThis sheet pan dinner of salmon and green beans is fast, easy, and delicious! Heart healthy, low sodium and perfect for a quick meal. Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes
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