5 Kidney-Friendly Snacks to Keep on Hand

Stash these snacks in your pocket, backpack or desk so you’re armed and ready when hunger strikes.

1. Fruit: apples, grapes, tangerines or strawberries; dried cranberries or blueberries; or packaged fruit cups with diced peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges or mixed fruit

2. Package of low- or no-sodium microwave popcorn

3. Low-sodium crackers, pita chips or unsalted pretzels

4. Small can or pouch of tuna or chicken and individual-serving packages of mayonnaise

5. Kidney-friendly nutrition bars or liquid supplements, such as the ones from Balance, ZonePerfect and PowerBar, if they meet these general guidelines*:

  • Protein: 15 g or more
  • Potassium: 200 mg or less
  • Phosphorus: 150 mg or less
  • Sodium: 300 mg or less

* Check with your dietitian before adding nutrition bars or supplements to your diet

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