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Kidney Kitchen Cookbook

Welcome to the Kidney Kitchen Cookbook with recipes chosen specifically for people living with kidney disease as well as meal plans created by our dietitians. The Kidney Foundation of Canada plans for this resource to continue to grow and evolve: more recipes and meal plans will be added regularly, seasonal and celebration meals will be included and we encourage you to submit your recipes, thoughts and ideas. Bon Appétit!

Featured Dietitian Approved Meal Plan

All recipes

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken & Pasta


This one pot, complete meal is incredibly easy and super flavourful. The recipe combination provides a moderate amount of pasta per person with lean chicken and a generous serving of vegetables; which is a good thing as many people tend to eat larger than wise portions of higher carbohydrate pasta.

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Apple and Blueberry Crisp


Crisp and crumbles are a great way to celebrate summer. Bring this dish to a picnic or BBQ and you'll be sure to make new friends.

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Barbecue Chicken Salad


Before it hits the grill, this chicken is marinated in an Asian-inspired ginger-garlic marinade. The chicken can be hot off the grill or barbecued ahead of time and used cold. Marinade chicken overnight for best results.

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Persian Chicken


I came across this in a cookbook that we received with our new barbeque last year and as soon as I found a recipe that had no salt added I had to try it. Happily it was a hit with my entire family and I hope you will enjoy it too!

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Chicken in Mushroom Sauce


This recipe was given to me by a patient many years ago and I sometimes substitute dry white wine for half of the broth.

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Roasted red pepper dip


Try this low potassium, low phosphorus, low sodium snack and serve with baked pita chips.

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Baked Pita Chips


A small bag of potato chips can contain as much as 500 mg sodium! Try the following lower salt alternative to chips:

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Cranberry-Glazed Pork Chops

High protein tender pork chops, served with rice.

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Braised swiss chard with garlic and balsamic vinegar

This is a nutritious side dish that is simple to prepare.

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Baked eggplant fries

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If you're feeling adventurous, try these low potassium fries.

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