5 Renal-Friendly Mouth-Watering Side Dishes for Summer
Kidney Friendly Side Dishes for Summer
How do you celebrate summer when you have renal disease?
Do you have to stick with eating bland-tasting foods just to avoid sodium, potassium, and phosphorus and limit protein?
That doesn’t seem fair when everyone else is enjoying summer-season foods. Right? Grilled burgers and seasoned steak. Chips and desserts. Ya, these aren’t foods that fit the definition of a Renal-Friendly diet.
Does that mean your diet has to be boring? Nope.
Here’s the thing...you can enjoy some great-tasting renal diet meals, including side dishes this summer. Make it from scratch or get a little help, it’s up to you.
So where do you start? Not the fast food menu. You won’t find a lot of options there you can eat.
Start by taking a look at the Renal-Friendly list of meals, all made from fresh ingredients.There’s 12 meals you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Customer favorites include:
- Breaded Chicken Patty, Spring Vegetables & Corn
- Eggplant Parmigiana and Polenta with Spinach & Roasted Peppers
- Salmon & Vegetable Linguini
- Spinach Mushroom Lasagna with Garlic Green Beans
- Vegetable Caponata with Orzo & Spinach
And for dessert, there’s Sin-Free Sorbet in three different flavors (Lemon, Orange, and Strawberry).
But what about summer-season side dishes?
If you’re hosting the party, assigned to bring something to the picnic or barbecue, or just want to make a Renal-Friendly side you can eat, you can.
You just have to be mindful of limiting sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, to protect your health and remaining kidney function.
You hungry? Check out these Renal-Friendly side-dish recipes from the Renal Support Network:
- Italian Eggplant Salad
- Fresh Fruit Compote
- Cool Coconut Marshmallow Salad
- Cauliflower in Mustard Sauce
- Pineapple Coleslaw
You’ll mainly use fresh ingredients to make these Renal-Friendly side dishes. But they taste so good, everyone else will enjoy these summer sides, too. Yum!