5 Renal-Friendly Meals Ready to Eat in Minutes


It’s late afternoon. Dinner is only a few hours away. What’s your plan?

Maybe you’re wrapping up the work day. Maybe you’re shuttling kids to after-school activities. Maybe you’re short on time. Or maybe, all of the above.

Ever heard the phrase, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail?” Don’t do that, OK. When you’ve living with renal disease, keeping your diet in check by limiting sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, is important for your kidneys and your health.

Looking for some easy, tasty, and quick low-sodium meal recipes that don’t take long to prepare?

Check out these 5 recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes. If you’re really short on time, go with the MagicKitchen.com version made with fresh ingredients and ready to eat in minutes.

1. Baked Fish with Rice or Pasta

Pick your favorite fish like: salmon, tilapia, cod, or tuna. Season with salt and pepper or squeeze of lemon, and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

While the fish is cooking, cook some rice or pasta. Boil water and add the rice or pasta. Then simmer, and voila…it will be done about the same time as the fish.

If you’re short on time, don’t like to cook, or both, check out this Renal-Friendly MagicKitchen version of fish and pasta:

● Try this: Salmon & Vegetable Linguini

2. Burgers with Salad

Skip the drive-thru and make your own burger and salad meal at home. Make a patty with lean beef, and add your own seasonings. Then grill until done. You can eat it with a bun or go with a lettuce wrap, along with your favorite condiments. Or just enjoy the patty with a side salad.

● Try this: Beef Meatballs with BBQ Sauce Macaroni & Cheese and Broccoli

3. Enchiladas or Quesadillas

Start with some grilled chicken tenders or shrimp. Chop it up, along with some bell peppers, onion, and zucchini. Saute all the ingredients in a pan with olive oil. Then add a big spoonful of the mixture to a warmed flour tortilla. Or spread it between two tortillas and heat for a quesadilla.

Check out these 34 Renal-Friendly meals

4. Steak & Corn

Here’s another easy-to-make meal you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. Marinate some steak overnight. When you’re ready to eat, cook in in the oven on broil for a few minutes on each side. While the steak is cooking heat up some frozen corn, or cook corn on the cob for 5 minutes in boiling water.

● Try this: Breaded Chicken Patty, Spring Vegetables & Corn

5. Stir Fry Meat & Vegetables

How about a one-dish meal to make cooking easier? Try stir-fry. Cook chicken, steak or shrimp, and cut into pieces. Then add vegetables and seasoning, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the vegetables are a little tender.

● Try this: Chicken with Sweet & Sour Sauce, Rice and Blended Vegetables

If you’re going to cook your own meals to save time, you’ll need to go grocery shopping ahead of time so your kitchen is stocked with all the ingredients you need.

Here’s another option: Pick your favorite Renal-Friendly meals made from fresh ingredients. We’ll do all the prep work, and you’ll have your next meal ready in minutes.