3 On-the-Go Tips for a Dialysis-Friendly Diet


When you’re a dialysis patient, making changes to your diet is critical to protect your health.

But how do you stick to a Dialysis-Friendly Diet when you’re on the go?

You know…work, family, social activities, doctor’s appointments. Just because you’re on dialysis doesn’t mean you aren’t busy. Right?

Here are three diet tips for dialysis patients to help you stick to Renal Diet Foods:

1. Make your own grab-and-go lunch

It doesn’t have to be an old-school sack lunch. But you can make a take-it-with you lunch that’s low in sodium, potassium and phosphorus. A few tips:

  • Use low-sodium meats for sandwiches.
  • Prepare an egg salad ahead of time.
  • Choose canned & low-sodium tuna, chicken or fish
  • Eat fruit like an apple, grapes, or a peach.
  • Even a few “snack” foods like unsalted pretzels or popcorn can be part of a Dialysis-Friendly Diet.

2. Eat leftovers

If you cook Dialysis-Friendly meals at home, chances are pretty good you sometimes have leftovers.

Package those up into a single serving. Put it in a cooler. Or store it in the refrigerator. And when it’s lunchtime, voila, lunch is ready.

3. Try frozen meals

Take a closer look at the food label on most frozen meals, and you’ll find most contain high levels of sodium. That’s something you need to avoid or limit when you’re on dialysis.

But frozen meals can be healthy, and they’re convenient.

Check out our complete list of Dialysis-Friendly Meals that are made from fresh ingredients and only take minutes to prepare.

Our most popular Dialysis-Friendly meals include:

  • Baked Tilapia, Brown Rice & Minted Carrots
  • Beef Lasagna with Peas & Carrots
  • Eggplant Parmigiana and Polenta with Spinach & Roasted Peppers
  • Salmon &Vegetable Linguini
  • Spinach Mushroom Lasagna with Garlic Green Beans
  • Vegetable Caponata with Orzo & Spinach