If you have chronic kidney disease or limited kidney function, your health care provider may suggest a kidney diet (renal diet). Foods in a kidney diet have lower amounts of sodium, protein, potassium, or phosphorus.

There are many foods you can still enjoy! Here are some kidney-friendly recipes that are tasty and good for you.

Appetizer recipes

  1. Avocado deviled eggs
  2. Baba ghanoush
  3. Basil pesto stuffed mushrooms
  4. Fruit salsa and sweet chips
  5. Grilled pineapple
  6. Hummus
  7. Peanut butter hummus
  8. Pickled asparagus
  9. Quinoa cakes
  10. Roasted red pepper hummus

Beverage recipes

  1. Blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger
  2. Blueberry lavender lemonade
  3. Cranberry spritzer
  4. Minty-lime iced tea
  5. Nonalcoholic margarita
  6. Strawberry mockarita

Bread recipes

  1. Apple cinnamon muffins
  2. Apple corn muffins
  3. Carrot and spice quick bread
  4. Cinnamon rolls
  5. Cranberry orange muffins
  6. Irish brown bread
  7. Morning glory muffins
  8. Muesli breakfast bars
  9. Pumpkin spice muffins
  10. Southwestern cornmeal muffins
  11. Spiced carrot raisin tea bread
  12. Three-grain raspberry muffins
  13. Whole-wheat soda bread

Dessert recipes

  1. Apple-blueberry cobbler
  2. Baked apples with cherries and almonds
  3. Cran-fruit coffeecake with crumb topping
  4. Grilled pineapple
  5. Lemon pudding cakes
  6. Mixed berry whole-grain coffeecake
  7. Rustic apple-cranberry tart
  8. Spiced carrot raisin tea bread
  9. Tasty apple pie

Main dish recipes

  1. 6-grain hot cereal
  2. Baba ghanoush
  3. Beef and vegetable kebabs
  4. Broccoli, garlic and rigatoni
  5. Chicken brats
  6. Chicken salad with pineapple and balsamic vinaigrette
  7. Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
  8. Fettuccine with clams, basil, tomato, corn and garlic
  9. Fish tacos with tomatillo sauce
  10. Fried rice
  11. Grilled pork fajitas
  12. Hummus
  13. Mango salsa pizza
  14. Pasta with spinach, garbanzos and raisins
  15. Rice noodles with spring vegetables
  16. Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts
  17. Smoky bean and mushroom cornucopias
  18. Spinach and mushroom frittata
  19. Sweet peppers stuffed with scalloped corn
  20. Sweet potato waffles with blueberry syrup
  21. Vegetable stir-fry
  22. Whole-wheat blueberry pancakes

Salad recipes

  1. Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing
  2. Beet walnut salad
  3. Chicken salad with pineapple and balsamic vinaigrette
  4. Couscous salad
  5. Dilled pasta salad with spring vegetables
  6. English cucumber salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  7. French green lentil salad
  8. Pickled onion salad
  9. Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts
  10. Shrimp-apple salad
  11. Spinach berry salad
  12. Warm coleslaw with honey dressing
  13. Yellow pear and cherry tomato salad

Sauce and dressing recipes

  1. Caramelized balsamic vinaigrette
  2. House ranch dressing
  3. Peach honey spread
  4. Peanut butter hummus
  5. Pepper sauce
  6. Roasted red bell pepper pineapple salsa
  7. Tzatziki sauce

Side dish recipes

  1. Baked apples with cherries and almonds
  2. Broccoli with garlic and lemon
  3. Brown rice pilaf
  4. Chinese-style asparagus
  5. Cranberry pecan rice pilaf
  6. Granola with raisins, apples and cinnamon
  7. Green beans with red pepper and garlic
  8. Honey sage carrots
  9. Lean country-style breakfast sausage
  10. Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds
  11. Parmesan roasted cauliflower
  12. Quinoa cakes
  13. Roasted green beans
  14. Savory buckwheat pilaf with toasted spices
  15. Tangy green beans
  16. Wild rice pilaf with cranberries and apples

Soup recipes

  1. Fire roasted corn soup
  2. Gingery chicken noodle soup
  3. Low-sodium chicken stock
  4. Mushroom barley soup
  5. Quibebe soup
  6. Wild rice mushroom soup