Kidney Diet Tips

NEW! Today’s Kidney Diet Summer Cooldown Cookbook

It’s time to chill from the summer heat and we have the perfect kitchen solution. The newest Today’s Kidney Diet cookbook, Summer Cooldown features recipes for chilled, frozen and refrigerated dishes. No heat in the kitchen! From Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl to Cool Cucumber Soup to Margarita Freezer Pie, you are bound to find a favorite for this summer.

In addition to the 14 featured recipes this cookbook is packed with helpful tips to manage your kidney diet. Check out the cool meal ideas, ways to stay cool on hot days, thirst-quenching tips, and how to balance summer fluids. In addition get the low-down on potassium with how to tell if you need a low or normal potassium diet and a list of the lowest potassium summer produce.

One of my favorites from the recipe photo shoot was the Chilled Summer Squash and Turmeric Soup. Not only is it easy to make, it’s loaded with nutritious ingredients. A fun-to-make recipe was the Freezer Margarita Pie. With only 5 ingredients all you need is a bowl and graham cracker crust to produce this delicious frozen dessert. To quench your thirst try the Strawberry-Lemonade Slush recipe–4 ingredients, made in 4 minutes!

Download your copy of the TKD Summer Cooldown cookbook today and pick a favorite recipe to add to your summer chill

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.