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7 Wholesome Whole Grain Recipes for the Kidney Diet

Feel the wholesomeness of these 7 whole grain recipes that are great for your kidney diet.

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8 Kidney-Friendly, Low-Calorie Party Dishes

Here are 8 festive and kidney-friendly recipes for your upcoming holiday event.

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Merry Cranberries: 13 Low-Potassium Cranberry Recipes

It’s time to be merry and enjoy some cranberries! Try one or more of our 13 low-potassium cranberry recipes. From breakfast to dessert, these cranberry dishes are sure to brighten up your holiday spread.

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5 Popcorn Recipes for a Kidney Diet

Pop, pop, pop! Check out 5 kidney-friendly takes on popcorn, a snack food that is a favorite among people of all ages.

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5 No-Cook, Kidney-Friendly Dishes

Keep mealtime stress-free and cool with no-cook and kidney-friendly lunches, dinners—and even dessert.

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Top 7 Low-Potassium Chilled Fruit Salads

Chill out with our top seven low-potassium fruit salads for a kidney diet. It may be hot outside, but you can keep cool with recipes such as Caramel Apple Salad or Festive Fruit Salad.

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5 Renal-Friendly Yogurt Recipes

Check out these kidney-friendly yogurt recipes that are sure to bring some zing to your regular menu.

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8 Satisfying Summer Salads

Mix it up this summer with eight kidney-friendly salads, from Chicken Apple Crunch Salad to Pineapple Seafood Salad.

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Easy Kidney-Friendly Casseroles

From Breakfast Casserole to Ground Beef Casserole with Cornbread Topping, you can find an easy, make-ahead meal for your kidney diet.

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Meatless Recipes for a Kidney Diet

Feel like going meatless on certain days of the week if you aren’t a vegetarian? When you have kidney-friendly recipes like Breakfast Burrito, Omelet with Summer Vegetables, Pasta Primavera and Vegetable Casserole Delight, you may not even miss the meat.

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Top 7 Pizzas for a Kidney Diet

You’ll be shouting "Mamma Mia!" after eating a slice of one of the seven kidney-friendly pizzas from DaVita® dietitians. Crispy Tortilla Pizza, Mexican Chicken Pizza and Vegetarian Pizza are some of the "pies" you can prepare — now that’s amore!

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Game Day Favorites When You're on a Kidney Diet

What’s better than sitting down to enjoy your favorite team play? Your favorite snacks! Traditional snacks are often loaded with salt, which can increase thirst and even blood pressure. Instead, try our favorite game-day recipes, from Buffalo Wings to Fiesta Rollups—each one has less than 140 mg of sodium per serving and makes a yummy choice for your kidney diet.

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7 Warm Kidney Diet Dinners for Cold Winter Nights

What’s better on a cold winter’s night than a warm, homemade meal? This collection of hearty one-dish kidney diet recipes — from Beef and Barley Stew to Veggie Strata — can make everyone feel a bit cozy.

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10 Hurry-Up Kidney-Friendly Holiday Dinners

Quick dinners are in order to help carve out time during the holiday rush. Get 10 kidney-friendly dinners for the busy holidays.

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Cozy Winter Apple Treats for Kidney Diets

November is a great time to taste one of the many varieties of late-ripening apples. While there are more than 7,000 kinds of apples, the best keepers are the fall and winter varieties. Cozy up to seven kidney-friendly apple recipes today.

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Seasoning Secrets: 7 Low-Sodium Sauces

It is assumed that very few people enjoy bland, unseasoned food. That’s why you need sauces to help spruce up your kidney-friendly recipes. Here are seven sauces for you to try—they’re all low in sodium and big on flavor.

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Homemade Fast Foods for Kidney Diets

Who needs to order from a drive-thru window when you can make fast food at home? Save time and money by putting together one of 13 kidney-friendly fast food recipes, from Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce to Martha’s Coffee Frappé.

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Luscious Low-Potassium Frozen Fruit Treats

The heat is on and there is no better way to cool off than with one of the eight frozen fruit treats found in this recipe collection. From Blueberry Cream Cones to Lemon Cooler, you’ll beat the heat in no time with these delicious and kidney-friendly creations.

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Red, White & Blue Recipes for a Kidney Diet

Fireworks, Old Glory and backyard barbeques—that’s what Independence Day is all about. This year, consider decorating your kitchen table with red, white and blue recipes. All 11 of them are tasty, kidney-friendly and just right for a July day.

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8 Kidney Diet Recipes for Summer Solstice

June 21 is summer solstice—the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Take extra time to enjoy one or many of the eight kidney-friendly recipes selected by DaVita® dietitian Kara.

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Delectable Salad Dressings for Kidney Diets

Warmer weather makes a chilled, garden fresh salad even more appealing for your kidney-friendly diet. Try DaVita® dietitian Judy’s collection of tasty homemade dressings to add extra zest to your favorite summer salad.

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8 Low-Potassium Strawberry Recipes

Strawberries are in season so it is time to include them in your kidney-friendly and low-potassium diet. From bread to salads, DaVita® dietitians are serving up some scrumptious strawberry recipes for all to enjoy.

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15 Recipes for March Celebrations

March is a time for many celebrations and recognitions. So why not celebrate with some yummy and kidney-friendly food? Here are 15 DaVita recipes—from Irish Pub Stuffed Peppers to Lemon Berry Bread—that will help you transition from the cold-weather season to the warmth of spring.

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Heart-Warming Recipes for a Valentine’s Day Dinner

Restaurants are bustling for Valentine’s Day and sometimes getting reservations can be a hassle. Instead, stay in and put together a dinner for you and your loved one that is both good for a kidney diet and warms the heart.

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10 Kidney Diet Recipes to Kick Off a Healthy 2013

The beginning of the year is a good time to reflect, as well as to consider making changes that could improve your health in the coming year, such as managing your nutrition levels. Begin by putting together one or all 10 of these kidney-friendly recipes—it's a yummy way to kick-start 2013!

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Top 5 Tailgating Eats for the Kidney Diet

You can’t fully enjoy a tailgate party without some yummy food staples. Serve the sports fans in your life kidney-friendly appetizers such as Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip and Blazing Buffalo Chicken Dip—we have five recipes that are worthy of a trophy!

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13 Awesome Apple Recipes for a Kidney Diet

Snacking on crisp, raw apples is great for your kidney diet, but adding the awesome fruit to your meals is bound to perk up your usual menu. Bake a batch of “An Apple a Day” Muffins, whip up some Apple Cranberry Slaw or make a main dish of Apple Spice Pork Chops. Take your pick—there are 13 apple-licious recipes in this collection!

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Favorite Fall Recipes for People with Kidney Disease

Look around and see the beginning signs of fall. And with the season transition comes a change in our food choices. The DaVita® dietitian team pulled together their favorite fall food and recipe ideas to help you welcome the cooler season into your kidney-friendly kitchen.

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Favorite Kidney-Friendly Soy Product Recipes

Looking for vegetarian recipes that are also good for a kidney diet? We gathered a few delicious soy-based meals to help you get started.

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6 Kidney-Friendly Omelets for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Looking to have breakfast for lunch or dinner? A tasty omelet is good any time and we have six for you to choose from, all made for the kidney diet. Put together a hearty Beach Boy Omelet one day and make a traditional Denver Omelet the next.

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The Incredible Egg: Myths and Truths for Kidney Diets

Eggs have had a bad rap over the years for being linked to cardiovascular disease. But they are actually an “egg-cellent” source of high-quality protein and are low in phosphorus, making it a good food choice for people on a kidney diet. Whether you like yours scrambled or sunny side up, uncover the myths and learn about the truths of the incredible egg.

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Kidney-Friendly & Heart-Healthy Salmon Recipes

When you’re on the kidney diet and also looking for foods that are good for your heart, salmon should top your shopping list. Check out our assortment of kidney-friendly salmon recipes and start cooking!

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7 Quick Lunch Ideas for the Kidney Diet

Want to switch up your lunch routine when you’re on the kidney diet? Enjoy a hearty Brewery Burger, succulent Shrimp Quesadilla or tasty Turkey Waldorf Salad. There are seven delicious lunch recipes to try, one for each day of the week.

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Five Crunchy Snack Mixes for the Kidney Diet

Looking to "mix up" your usual kidney-friendly snack choices? DaVita® dietitians compiled five delicious snack mixes—from Honey-Maple Trail Mix to Sugar and Spice Popcorn—that will definitely pack a crunch.

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Eat What You Love: 10 Kidney-Friendly Valentine Treats

One way to get to your sweetie’s heart is through his or her stomach. From Cupid’s Cherry Cheesecake to Stuffed Strawberries, we’ve picked 10 Valentine’s Day kidney diet recipes to serve your loved one throughout the month of February.

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Kidney-Friendly Cheesy Appetizers

When you're on the kidney diet, it's okay to be cheesy now and again. Try out these five kidney-friendly cheesy appetizers for your next gathering.

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Gifts from a Kidney-Friendly Kitchen: 5 Festive Holiday Breads

What’s more heart-warming than a gift from the kitchen? We have five festive holiday bread recipes good for the kidney diet and tasty for everyone.

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16 Tasty Halloween Recipes for a Kidney-Friendly Diet

Trick or treat? We choose “treat” every time! DaVita gives you a reason to throw a Halloween party with this collection of 16 tasty recipes made especially for the kidney diet.

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12 Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes for People with Kidney Disease

Did you know that Americans eat over 8 billion chickens a year? This popular, nutritious food provides high quality protein, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, selenium and zinc — great for a kidney diet. To mix up your regular chicken meal, try one of the 12 chicken salad recipes for people with kidney disease. They're sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Labor Day Made Easy: 18 Simple Kidney-Friendly Recipes

People with kidney disease can join in the festivities without laboring over food thanks to this collection of easy-to-prepare, kidney-friendly recipes. Celebrate Labor Day with tasty cuisine made for the kidney diet yet sure to be enjoyed by all.

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Cool Down with 13 Low-Phosphorus Frozen Recipes

Beat summer heat by cooling down from the inside out. If you are following a low-phosphorus kidney diet, chill out with DaVita’s collection of 13 kidney-friendly recipes featuring frozen ingredients.

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Eight 4th of July Low-Potassium Desserts and Drinks for the Dialysis Diet

The beginning of summer and July 4th — baseball, apple pie, parades, lemonade, picnics and water sports are on the menu. When you're on a dialysis diet, be sure to enjoy these eight Independence Day desserts and drinks that are all low in potassium. These recipes for a healthy kidney diet can help you enjoy summertime even more.

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16 Healthy Grilling Recipes for People with Kidney Disease

Are you looking for different ways to cook recipes when you have kidney disease? Look no further than grilling. Here are 16 healthy grilling recipes for people with kidney disease. From beef and poultry to fruits and vegetables, kidney-friendly foods can be cooked on the grill and enjoyed by the company at your next outdoor gathering.

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