Kidney Diet Tips

Presenting Today’s Kidney Diet Street Food Favorites Cookbook

Explore your favorite street foods and get tips on making kidney-friendly choices with the new Today’s Kidney Diet Street Food Favorites cookbook. We’ve modified 14 street foods to fit a kidney-friendly diet by reducing sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Try well-known street food favorites like Belgian Waffles and Shish Kebabs or go international with Arepas (Grilled Corn Cakes with Cheese), Turon (Filipino Banana Rolls) or Elote (Mexican Street Corn). This recipe collection is full of flavor with a variety of seasonings. Plus, these hand held dishes are fun to share with friends and family.

Cookbook Team

Some of the things our cookbook crew discovered during recipe development includes how easy it is to make falafel—and how many ways to eat them. We also learned how to fold egg roll sheets for the Filipino Banana Rolls. No worries–each roll contain only 1/3 piece of a banana to keep potassium low. Also, we learned about hard cheeses used in Colombia and Mexico, and how a small amount can pack lots of flavor. 

During our photo shoot we had fun creating a street food look for the Falafel recipe. We were thrilled with the grill marks on the Mexican Street Corn and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. But the best part was sampling the street food recipe leftovers after our photographer picked the best selections to shoot.

More than Recipes

In addition to recipes, the Today’s Kidney Diet Street Food Favorites cookbook offers tips to stay on track with a kidney diet when you sample street foods. It contains a guide for where to find food trucks and events serving street foods. Plus there are street food safety tips that will minimize your risk of getting sick. New to this cookbook is a map showing where the recipes originated from—places around the globe.

To download your copy of Today’s Kidney Diet Street Food Favorites visit In addition to the new cookbook, check out the other cookbooks in the Today’s Kidney Diet series.

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.