Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  248
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  13 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  46 mg
  • Sodium  353 mg
  • Potassium  344 mg
  • Phosphorus  253 mg
  • Calcium  148 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

French Dressing Baked Fish Fillets

Fish is a very healthy food choice, being low in fat and a good source of nutrition, but we don’t always think to include it when planning our dinner menu. Now that’s about to change, thanks to DaVita dietitian Jackie from North Carolina and her kidney-friendly recipe for French Dressing Baked Fish Fillets.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jackie L. from North Carolina.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3 ounc cooked fillet


  • 1 pound white fish fillets
  • 1/2 cup prepared French salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a shallow baking dish that’s been coated with no-stick cooking spray, arrange fish fillets.
  3. Season fish fillets with black pepper.
  4. Cover fillets thoroughly with French salad dressing.
  5. Top fillets with panko bread crumbs.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden and flake easily.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • White fish fillets include tilapia, perch, halibut, flounder and cod.
  • Choose French salad dressing brand with the lowest sodium content.
  • Plain bread crumbs can be substituted for panko if desired.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet, adjust the portion size to match your meal plan or ask your dietitian for guidance.



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