Kidney Diet Tips

Today’s Kidney Diet Easy Quick-Fix Recipes

We all have occasions when a quick meal or snack is needed. Perhaps it’s a lack of time, or not enough energy to make a meal. A collection of quick, easy to make kidney-friendly recipes may help you decide what to eat. The latest Today’s Kidney Diet: Easy Quick-Fix Recipes cookbook includes grab-and-go recipes like Egg Muffins, Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel and Strawberry High Protein Fruit Smoothie. Easy salads that keep all week for an easy lunch include Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwich and Spicy Green Bean Salad. Think stir-fry for dinners that take less than 30 minutes to prepare, like Spicy Basil-Beef Stir-Fry and Stir-Fry Vegetables. Or rely on premade ravioli for the quick Ravioli and Zucchini recipe. And with fresh strawberries in season, try Stuffed Strawberries, a 3-ingredient treat that’s perfect for dessert or a snack.

In addition to the quick-fix recipes, the cookbook offers guidance for doing a prep-ahead day to make weekday meals faster, tips to manage food stress and a list of snacks to keep on hand, including guidelines for choosing kidney-friendly protein bars. You’ll also find tips for lunches on the go, microwave cooking and pointers for stocking your kitchen.

My favorite recipe in Easy Quick-Fix Recipes is the Quick and Easy Apple Oatmeal Custard. Oatmeal, egg, almond milk, apple and cinnamon are cooked in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes for a flavorful, healthy one-dish breakfast.

We’ve introduced even more features for you in this cookbook. When you view the digital cookbook you will see new motion graphics to call attention to serving size and nutrients of concern, like sodium, potassium and phosphorus. If you have a smartphone, you can watch a video of DaVita dietitian Jackie preparing the Creamy Cucumber Spread recipe.

Go to the cookbook page to download your copy of Today’s Kidney Diet: Easy Quick-Fix Recipes and see the other 30+ kidney diet cookbooks from DaVita.

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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.