Is a vegetarian renal diet possible? Yes! Possible and recommended! Our handout has examples of low sodium vegetarian meal ideas for people following a renal/kidney diet. For people with renal disease, incorporating vegetarian meals into your diet is not only doable, but also healthy! Vegetarian meals help slow progression of kidney disease, improves nutrient intake, and increases fiber. (See Grocery List for further food ideas). For people on dialysis, more recent studies have shown that you can get plenty of protein without meat and even sometimes have equal or better phos control (even with some extra beans!) Our handout was recently updated with all nutrition information for recipes. Please note, we aim for <700mg potassium, <600 mg sodium, and <250mg phos for a large meal item, taking into consideration other possible meal accompaniments.
Not ready to go meatless, but trying to cut down on animal protein? Check out our “Meals with Less Meat!”Vegetarian meal ideas (updated) 2017