Kidney Friendly Summer Snacks

Jul 31, 2018

With all the summer food temptations around, it is easy to fall off the healthy diet wagon and give in to your sweet tooth. Though the occasional scoop of ice cream isn’t the worst thing in the world, most days stay on track with kidney-friendly snacks.


Keep It Easy

Set yourself up for success. Make smart snacks easy and accessible. When you stock up on healthy options, you're more likely to stay on track. Most packaged foods are filled with too much salt and mystery ingredients. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and veggies!

Fruits and Veggies

While keeping potassium levels in mind, consider working the following natural treats into your diet:

  • Most berries

  • Peaches

  • Plums

  • Carrots

  • Snow peas

  • Green beans

Spice Up Your Snacks

Take a summer spin on your fruit! Grill up a peach or apple, or freeze some berries for a refreshing mid-day snack. Not only will they fulfill your summer sugar cravings, but they’re also kidney-diet friendly.

Check in with your dialysis dietitian to find out how to work more of these yummy summer foods into your daily diet.

Categories: Kidneys