Looking for quick and easy kidney-friendly lunch ideas and recipes to go? The latest downloadable cookbook from DaVita Kidney Care has you covered. With convenient recipes created by dieticians from across the country, this helpful guide is packed with satisfying and nutritious lunch options.
Here are a few lessons to learn from the DaVita Kidney Diet Cookbook:
- Choose lean protein sources. Kidney-friendly lunch ideas often feature lean protein sources, such as grilled chicken or fish, tofu, or tempeh. These foods are low in phosphorus and potassium, which are important nutrients to limit for people with kidney disease.
- Include plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are another important part of a kidney-friendly diet. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they are low in phosphorus and potassium. For lunch, try adding a side salad, fruit salad, or vegetable soup.
- Limit processed foods. Processed foods are often high in sodium, phosphorus, and potassium, which can be harmful for people with kidney disease. When packing your lunch, try to choose whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible.
- Make healthy swaps. There are many simple swaps you can make to make your favorite lunches more kidney-friendly. For example, use whole-wheat bread instead of white bread, low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream, and fresh fruit instead of canned fruit.
Davita’s latest downloadable cookbook from Davita Kidney Care has convenient, quick and simple ideas you can pack for work or to enjoy after dialysis treatment. This helpful guide also provides shopping tips and low-phosphorus snack options. Get your free cookbook here!
Be sure to check out more renal diet recipes right here in the Your Kidney Connection blog including this yummy stir fry!