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The kidney diet (renal diet) can be one of the most challenging aspects of living with chronic kidney disease. Not only do you need to determine, with the help of a dietitian, what foods are good (and bad) for you, but then come up with meals that are satisfying and enjoyable as well. We’ve compiled a collection of recipes that we find are tasty, but also kidney-friendly. At the bottom of each recipe you will find nutritional guidelines to help you stay in line with your personal needs. Every person is different and each meal may need adjusting depending on your situation, so please be sure to check with your dietitian or medical team if you’re not sure about a recipe.

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We eat for enjoyment first, then hunger or habit. A kidney diet seems lacking in flavor because of restrictions on salt, soy sauce, and...
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A Renal Rookie’s Cooking Challenge

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Smart Snacking Choices for the Dialysis Patient

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Vegan, Vegetarian, & Variety: What You Need to Know!

Dietitian and food technologist Dr. Nancy Berkoff talks about the different kinds of vegetarian diets and the various sources of protein. She explains what...
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Be App Savvy: Track and Plan Your Way to Healthy Meals

You probably have a special calendar or system for ordering and taking medications, and keeping track of medical appointments. But did you know about...
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Vegetarian Strategies for Dialysis Patients

Have you struggled with trying to decide what foods have phosphorus and which ones have potassium while maintaining a vegetarian renal diet? Chhaya Patel,...
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Spicing Up Your Renal Diet

As kidney patients, we’re know that the renal diet can be challenging, especially restricting salt. But you don’t have to miss out on flavor if...
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Spice It Up with Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., from Big Daddy’s House on The Food Network, has come up with good-tasting, kidney-friendly recipes for people on dialysis. Listen...