Kidney Diet Tips

Try the new Feel-Good Foods Cookbook

Food is the fuel our bodies need to function, just like a car uses fuel to run. Many whole foods have vitamins and nutrients that can help with our body’s heart health, provide antioxidants and support a healthy gut. The latest Today’s Kidney Diet cookbook, Feel-Good Foods, offers recipes that use kidney-friendly whole foods, and ideas for using them in your meals and snacks.

These feel-good recipes use ingredients such as mushrooms, peppers, chickpeas, apples, squash, fish, blueberries and herbs/spices. There are also meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even dessert. Many convenience foods, fast foods, packaged foods and even restaurant foods don’t have many healthy components, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. These can be found in fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats and whole grains.

The DaVita dietitians cookbook team also share how healthy foods and self-care can go hand in hand to help you feel your best. You will find information on the importance of omega-3 fatty acids (also known as “healthy fats”); easy ways to support your emotional wellbeing; how to give yourself an energy boost with food; foods to help keep your gut healthy; and ideas for using herbs, spices and antioxidants to season your meals.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the recipes in the Feel-Good Foods cookbook:

Mushroom and Red Pepper Omelet

Stir Fry Vegetables

Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken

Blueberry Peach Crisp

Strawberry Pudding

Every recipe in the Today’s Kidney Diet cookbooks is analyzed by DaVita dietitians to be sure it fits into a kidney-friendly meal plan (taking into consideration if it is a meal, side dish, snack or dessert). Log in to your myDavita account, or sign up for free, to download the newest cookbook, Feel-Good Foods, and any of our other 30+ cookbooks.


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.

Jackie Termont, RD

Jackie Termont, RD

Jackie has been a dietitian since 2007, and has been dedicated to renal nutrition since 2008. For two years she was the editor for the Renal Nutrition Forum, a publication for the Renal Practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She enjoys baking, crafting, spending time with her sons and husband, and being active. She loves to experiment and come up with new recipes.