Kidney Friendly Recipes

Kidney Friendly Recipes

Renal dietitians help develop, source and adapt recipes to make them suitable for a kidney friendly diet.

A kidney friendly diet is foods and drinks that are better for people living with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. When kidneys stop working well, they can’t process foods the same as healthy kidneys. Tip: Use the search bar at the top of the page to look for particular ingredients i.e. pie – relevant recipes should pop up! Check out some recipes here:

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salad

This is a perfect summer dish – light but packed with flavour. Makes 6 servings Ingredients Salsa: 3 Mangos, diced1 medium red bell pepper, diced½ cup red onion, diced¼ …
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Cauliflower Steak

Try this vegetable version of a classic: seared cauliflower with spices. Makes six servings Ingredients 1 Head of Cauliflower, medium to large size¼ cup oil, I used …
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Apple Spice Muffins

A simple spice muffin good for breakfast or a treat! Servings: 12Serving size: 1 Muffin Click for Printable PDF Ingredients 1 cup Sugar1/3 cup Canola Oil2 large …
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Beef Barley Stew

Switch things up and make this hearty soup for supper one night! Servings: 6 (serving size: 1 ¼ cups) Ingredients 1 cup pearl barley, uncooked½ cup onion1 …
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Broccoli and Apple Salad

Serves 8 (1 portion=3/4 cup) Click for Printable PDF Ingredients ¾ cup low fat plain Greek yogurt¼ cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar4 cups fresh …
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Not kôhkom’s bannock

A classic favourite but tweaked to be a bit better for people living with kidney disease or kidney failure. It may not be kôhkom’s bannock …
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Red Lentil Dahl

Welcome the cooler weather with this spicy, traditional dish. Click for Printable PDF Ingredients 1 cup red lentils, (measure 1 cup dry but presoak them for 12 …
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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Makes 2 loaves of 10 slices each- total of 20 portions. Each slice is approximately ¾ inches thick Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (see …
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Cheddar and Rosemary Scones

A classic recipe of tasty scones adapted for those living with kidney disease or on dialysis. Servings:  6 large scones                  Ingredients: 2 cups all–purpose flour1 tablespoon …
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Cool & Crunchy Couscous Salad

A cool salad for these hot summer days! Click for Printable PDF Ingredients: ¾ cup Couscous 1 piece Chicken breast, boiled 1 medium Cucumber 1 medium …
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Chickpea Patties

A flavourful patty packed with protein. This recipes makes four servings. Click for Printable PDF Ingredients 2 green onions, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped1 can (540 ml) chickpeas, …
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Summer Strawberry Salad

Serve up a refreshing salad with fresh summer strawberries. Click for Printable PDF Serves 4 (1 portion=1 ¼ cup) Ingredients: 4 cups mixed greens            1 cup thinly sliced …
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Vanilla Smoothie

A smoothie alternative with protein and vanilla. Click for Printable PDF Serving: 1 Serving size: 9 ounces Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)  1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 8 ounces pasteurized liquid egg white 3 tablespoons whipped topping Directions: 1. Combine all …
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Paksiw na Bangus*

*Paksiw na Bangus is a Filipino comfort food. It is usually eaten with rice. You can use other kinds of fish like haddock or basa …
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Renal Friendly Bran Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 F and lightly grease muffin tins. Mix together in small bowl: ¼ cup oil 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup honey 1 cup …
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Crispy Eggplant French Fries

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 1 cup 1% low fat milk or low potassium milk alternative (Almond Milk, Rice Dream Original) 2 large eggs ¾ cup cornstarch ¾ cup dry unseasoned …
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

(Printable Version) Ingredients 1 French baguette 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles 1/2 cup fig spread or preserves 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze Makes 12 …
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Easy Chicken Souvlaki

A version of this classic dish that is designed for people living with kidney disease. This recipe makes four to six servings. Ingredients 8 chicken thighs …
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

(printable version) Apples, raw, peeled and cut in small pieces 1 ½ cups Eggs 2 White Sugar 1 cup Oil ½ cup Water ¼ cup Vanilla 1 tsp Flour, all-purpose 1 ½ …
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Baked Thanksgiving Stuffing

Download/View PDF Recipe Makes: 8 servings  Ingredients: 1 cup celery2/3 cup onion, chopped 2/3 cup margarine, chopped 3 slices whole wheat bread, cubed 7 slices white bread, cubed1 …
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Mashed Cauliflower

(Printable Version) Makes 8 servings (1/2 cup per serving) Ingredients 1 large head (7-8 inch) Cauliflower, cut up 2 Tbsp Butter or margarine, melted Directions Boil cauliflower until it …
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Sausage Patties

(Printable Version) Makes 16 portions (1 portion = 1 patty)   Ingredients: Ground pork, lean   2 lbs (900g) Sugar, white   1 tsp (5ml) Sage, ground   ½ tsp (3ml) Marjoram, ground   ½ tsp …
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Cajun Style Chicken Thighs

(Printable Version) Makes 16 Servings (1 Thigh per Serving) Ingredients 16 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (approximately 3-4 oz. each) 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil For the rub: 1 Tbsp. brown …
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Chicken and Veggie Medley Rice Bowls

(Printable Version) Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts, cubed 1 cup bell peppers, chopped 1 cup broccoli, cut into florets ½ cup red onion, chopped 2 cloves …
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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

This is a great meal or snack to eat on the go. Simply prepare and freeze the cauliflower the night before. (Printable PDF) Makes: 2 servings (1 …
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Baked Walleye

Makes: 2 servings (printable PDF) Ingredients: 2 walleye fillets (pickerel) ~4 ounces each 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp. (15 ml) melted non hydrogenated margarine (or low salt …
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Overnight Cream of Wheat

This is a good grab and go breakfast made the night before (or can be eaten right away as well). (Printable PDF) Makes: 1 serving (1 cup …
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Slow Cooker Roasted Lemon Chicken

Printable PDF Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive  oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon oregano 1 kg chicken breasts, bone-in, with skin 1 ½ cups reduced-sodium chicken …
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Chicken Rice Soup

Ingredients: Printable PDF Long grain white rice, uncooked                       2/3 cup Onion, minced                                                        1 tablespoon Fresh parsley, minced                                           1 tablespoon Carrots, chopped*                                                 1 cup Chicken breast, cooked                                        …
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Turkey Patties

Ground Turkey       1 pound or 454gOnion                        1 small, finely choppedCelery                       ½ cup finely choppedWhite Bread            2 slices, finely choppedEgg                             1Black Pepper            ¼ tspGarlic Powder          ½ …
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Crock Pot – Cranberry Pork Chops

Makes: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups white onion (quartered and separated) 2-2.5 lb boneless pork chops ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup apple juice …
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Red Pepper, Green Onion and Cheddar Scone

Red Pepper, Green Onion and Cheddar Scone Makes: 15 Bake: 3250C Serving size: 1 Scone Time: 15 Mins.   Ingredients ¼ Red bell pepper 1/8 Cup green onion tops 1 ½ Cups white flour ½ …
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High Protein Energy Bites

Preparation: 10 minutes Yields: 20-25 bites Serving Size: 1 ball   Ingredients   1 cup crispy puffed rice cereal 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pretzels 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate …
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Wheat Bran Muffins

Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes Yields: 12 muffins   Ingredients   1 egg 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup wheat bran 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 …
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Stuffed Green Peppers

 Preparation: 20 minutes  Cooking: 30 minutes  Yield: 6 Stuffed Peppers   Ingredients   2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ½  tablespoon Italian seasoning ½ pound ground lean beef, turkey or chicken ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ …
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 4 pounds pork shoulder or butt roast 2Tbsp paprika 2Tbsp brown sugar 1tsp black pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1tsp garlic powder 1tsp onion …
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Chicken & Apple Curry

Ingredients: 8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 2 small onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, …
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No Tomato Pizza Sauce

Carrot, large     1 Italian seasoning     1½ tsp. (7.5ml) Black pepper       1 tsp. (5 ml) Diced white onion        2 tbsp. (30ml) Red wine        2 tbsp. (30ml) Olive oil       2 tbsp. (30ml) Chicken …
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Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries

Makes 6 servings   Ingredients 12 large strawberries 1/4 cup strawberry-flavored cream cheese 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream ¼ cup blueberries (optional)   Directions Cut the tops off of the strawberries and stand upright …
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Holiday Morning French Toast

Holiday Morning French Toast   Ingredients 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter 3 teaspoons cinnamon 3 large tart apples 1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries 1 pound loaf …
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Fajitas

(Printable) 2 tablespoon                   vegetable oil ½ pounds chicken or beef strips teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon                     cumin 2 tablespoon                   lemon or lime juice ¼                                    green pepper/ or red pepper, sliced lengthwise ½ …
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Cool n' Crunchy Chicken Salad

Cool n’ Crunchy Chicken Salad (Printable)   Makes 6 portions, serving size 1/2 cup   Ingredients 2 cups chicken, cooked                    1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise1 large hardboiled egg                                      1 tsp …
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Savoury Salmon Cakes

Savoury Salmon Cakes (Printable) Ingredients: egg ¼ cup milk slices white bread 213g canned skinless/boneless salmon drained (choose low sodium or rinse with water) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 …
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Apple Bars

Apple Bars (Printable)   Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar or Splenda 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt  2 cups …
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Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili (Printable) Serves 4 Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds of lean ground beef 1 cup onion ½ bell pepper ¾ cup water 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon …
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Older Recipes

December 2015: Sweet & Spicy Meatballs November 2015: Pineapple French Toast October 2015: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars September 2015: Peppercorn Pork Chops August 2015: Blueberry Cream Cones July 2015: Maple Balsamic …
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