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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

Jamaican Steamed Fish

Steamed Jamaican Fish

This recipe originally called for Snapper, a fish naturally high in Potassium. Instead we used Tilapia which is higher in protein and much lower in potassium. Use fresh Tilapia for the best results.

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Lime Grilled Turkey


Plan to make enough so you have leftovers. This recipe makes a great sandwich filling!

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Berry Oatmeal Muffins


Shirley, a member of, kindly tested these muffins for us. She said they were delicious, that they were nice and moist and that the raspberry's added a nice 'tang'.

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Shrimp and Apple Stir Fry


Stir fries are a quick way to prepare a tasty and nutritious meal. The combination of the sweet apple pairs well with the ginger and chili flakes and makes a pleasing evening dish.

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Ma Po’s Tofu (Bean Curd)


Ma Po’s Tofu is a popular dish that comes from China's Sichuan province. The sauce is a spicy bean sauce and the dish is served over steamed rice. Enjoy!

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Parsley Pilaf


This recipe is from the new cookbook 'Kidney Friendly Cooking' produced by the Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians. The pilaf pairs well with chicken or pork.

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Beef Thai Salad

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This recipe will satisfy even your meat-and-potatoes kind of guy.

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Spicy Shrimp Linguine


When I asked Shannon Chesterfield if she could share a popular recipe from one of her cooking demos, she sent us this Spicy Shrimp Linguine recipe which is both a favourite among demo participants as well as her family. Enjoy!

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Tuna Spread


Here's a tasty high protein snack that takes under 10 minutes to prepare.

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Fresh Berry Fruit Salad with Yogurt Cream


Here's a great dessert that uses fresh local berries. Enjoy!

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