Kidney Diet Tips

Try the New “Lunch on the Go” Cookbook

Lunch doesn’t get enough credit. After all, this midday meal can give you the energy boost you need to finish your day strong. Whether you’re taking a road trip, going to work, enjoying lunch before or after dialysis treatment, or even going on a picnic, Today’s Kidney Diet: Lunch on the Go offers quick and simple lunch ideas that are easy to bring with you. 

In this cookbook you’ll find 14 easy recipes that pack up nicely. There are snacks, salads, sides and sandwiches to give your lunch a little variety. Often times people skip lunch because they are busy, or they may stop at fast food or convenience stores, which don’t always offer healthy choices for people with kidney disease. Many of these foods have too much sodium or phosphorus additives. Having consistent meals each day can support a healthy diet for people with kidney disease and even those with diabetes. Getting enough calories, protein and nutrients can support the activities we love most, such as spending time with family and friends, and staying out of the hospital.

You’ll also find helpful tips in this cookbook, including how to choose healthy convenience snacks, simple lunch ideas, food safety tips, how to use leftovers for lunch and low-phosphorus snack ideas.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the recipes in Lunch on the Go:

Cool ‘n’ Crunchy Chicken Salad

Tuna Koko Sandwich

Addictive Pretzels

Easy Salt-Free Seasoning Dip

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, Lunch on the Go, 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.