Kidney Diet Tips

New! Diabetes and Kidney Diet Cookbooks Ready to Download Now

Do you ever have a hard time deciding what to eat? One suggestion from seasoned cooks is to start a collection of well-liked recipes and incorporate these into your weekly meal planning. The more often you make the recipes, the easier it is to whip out a meal with little fuss.

To help you get started, DaVita has developed two recipe books that  include some of the most popular diabetes and kidney-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. You can download both cookbooks from

Check out DaVita Kidney Diet Delights, 9 Kidney-Friendly Recipes from the DaVita Kitchen for anyone following a chronic kidney disease or dialysis diet. These low potassium, low phosphorus, low sodium recipes will help you manage minerals while enjoying great tasting food.

Healthy Cooking with Diabetes: 10 Simple Recipes from DaVita’s Dietitians is perfect for people with diabetes without kidney disease or diabetes with early stages of kidney disease. This tasty collection was designed to help you with an eating plan that incorporates diabetes-friendly recipes for better glucose control and healthier eating.

Go to today to download your copy of these flavorful cooking collections. No charge–all you need to do is register and download your cookbooks.

Be sure to tell your family, friends and caregivers about these new recipe resources.

Dietitians, we invite you to share these cooking collections with your patients who have diabetes and/or kidney disease. If you are attending the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Expo in San Diego September 24-27, stop by the DaVita booth to check out our kidney diet resources.  I look forward to meeting you!

DaVita Dietitian Sara

Additional Kidney Diet Resources

Visit and explore these diet and nutrition resources:

DaVita Food Analyzer

DaVita Dining Out Guides

Today’s Kidney Diet Cookbooks

DaVita Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Diet and Nutrition Articles                                                      

Diet and Nutrition Videos

Kidney Smart® Virtual Classes

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Consult your physician and dietitian regarding your specific diagnosis, treatment, diet and health questions.

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 30 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.