Barbecue Season with Renal Disease: Here’s How It’s Done


Can you enjoy a summer barbecue even if you have renal disease? That’s a good question. The typical backyard barbecue is likely loaded with food and drink you should avoid or limit.

When you have renal disease, making some changes to your diet is critical to your health. Changes like limiting the amount of liquids you consume, along with sodium, potassium, and phosphorus found in foods.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the barbecue with everyone else.You may just need to make some adjustments to what you put on your plate.

Want a couple of Renal-Friendly ideas for your next barbecue?

The National Kidney Foundation recommends, making your own Renal-Friendly foods for your next barbecue like:

BBQ Apple Chips. Cut thinly-sliced apples, season with spices and bake.

BBQ Pineapple Chicken. Grill BBQ chicken with pineapple to perfection.

Coleslaw. Make your own coleslaw with cabbage and a few other ingredients.

Watermelon Spritzer. Mix up a refreshing renal-friendly drink with just four ingredients.

Apple Caramel Crisp. Yes, you can still enjoy dessert when you have renal disease.

Your mouth watering yet? Grab the recipes for this renal-friendly barbecue and get started.

How about Renal-Friendly barbecue food ready in 10 minutes or less?

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time grocery shopping and prepping food in the kitchen before you fire up the grill for a barbecue…

Here's an easier way to get your next meal ready in less than 10 minutes.

Try these Renal-Friendly BBQ meals: meals are all made from fresh ingredients. The Renal-Friendly meals are specifically designed by a nutritionist and team of professional chefs to taste great and meet your needs by limiting sodium, potassium and phosphorus.

Show up to the barbecue with one of these meals, and chances are pretty good someone will say, “Hey, that looks good. Where did you get it?”

Renal disease doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying barbecue season.