Sticking to a kidney-friendly diet is very important for your health when you are in kidney failure and are on dialysis. It doesn’t have to mean bland flavors and boring meals. It can be delicious and healthy for the entire family. We found some tasty ideas on the American Kidney Fund website (kitchen.kidneyfund.org). You’ll even find helpful guides you can download about dining out and the amount of protein in phosphorus in foods.
Dine out with confidence while following a kidney-friendly diet. Learn tips to help limit added phosphorus, potassium and salt. There’s also a great list on cooking terms that have fewer phosphorus additives and calories. Important things to watch once your on dialysis: eat more protein, limit salt and limit fluids. More than likely you have a Nutritionist as part of your care team. They can guide you and help you understand why limiting certain foods is vital to staying healthy. Why not talk to your nutritionist and discuss creating a meal plan?