Suggested Foods for Dialysis Patients

MEAT/PROTEIN

Beef
Chicken
Egg Substitute
(Egg Beaters®-Original, Scramblers®)
Eggs
Fish
Lamb
Pork, fresh
(pork chops, roast)
Shelfish
Tofu, soft
Tuna, canned in water
Turkey
Veal
Wild game

FRUITS

Apple juice
Apples
Applesauce
Apricot nectar
Apricot, canned
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries
Cranberries
Cranberry juice
Cranberry sauce
Figs, fresh
Fruit cocktail
Grapefruit, 1 half
Grape juice
Grapes
Lemons
Lemon juice
Limes
Lime juice
Loganberries
Lychees
Peaches, canned
Peach nectar
Pear nectar
Pears, canned
Pineapples
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Tangerines

VEGETABLES

Alfalfa sprouts
Arugula
Asparagus
Bean sprouts
Beets, canned
Broccoli
Cabbage, green, red
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chayote
Chili peppers
Chives
Coleslaw
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Ginger root
Green beans
Hominy
Jalapenos, fresh
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mixed vegetables
Mushrooms
Onions
Parsley
Peas, English
Pimentos
Radicchio
Radishes
Seaweed kelp
Spaghetti squash
Summer squash, scallop, crookneck, straightneck, zucchini
Sweet peppers, green, red, yellow
Turnips
Turnip greens
Water chestnuts
Watercress
Yam bean, cooked (jicama)

BREADS/CEREALS/GRAINS

Bagels, plain, blueberry, egg, raisin
Bread, white, French, Italian, rye, soft wheat
Bread sticks, plain
Cereals, dry, low salt (Corn Pops®, Cocoa Puffs®, Honey Smacks®, Fruity Pebbles®, Puffed Wheat®, Puffed Rice®)
Cereals, cooked (Cream of Rice®, Cream of Wheat®, Farina®, Malt-o-Meal®)
Couscous
Crackers, unsalted
Dinner rolls or hard rolls
English muffins
Grits
Hamburger/hot dog buns
Macaroni
Melba toast
Noodles
Oyster crackers
Pita bread
Popcorn, unsalted
Pretzels, unsalted
Rice, brown, white
Rice cakes, apple-cinnamon, etc
Spaghetti
Tortilla, flour

DAIRY/DAIRY SUBSTITUTES

Nondairy creamers (Coffee Rich®)
Nondairy frozen desserts
Nondairy frozen dessert topping (Cool Whip®)
Rice milk, unfortified

BEVERAGES (Regular or Diet)
Keep your fluid restriction in mind. Diabetics, use caution with sugar intake.

7-UP®
Cherry 7-Up®
Cream soda
Ginger ale
Grape Soda
Lemon-lime soda
Mello Yello®
Mountain Dew®
Orange Soda
Root beer
Sierra Mist®
Sprint®
Coffee
Fruit Punch
Horchatta®
Juices, apple, cranberry, grape
Lemonade or limeade
Mineral water
Nectars, ½ cup serving (apricot, peach, pear)
Tea

SEASONINGS & SPICES

Allspice
Basil
Bay leaf
Caraway seed
Chives
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Cloves
Cumin
Curry
Dill
Extracts, almond, lemon, lime, maple, orange, peppermint, vanilla, walnut
Fennel
Garlic powder
Ginger
Horseradish, root
Lemon juice
Mrs. Dash®
Nutmeg
Onion powder or flakes
Oregano
Paprika
Parsley or parsley flakes
Pepper, ground
Pimentos
Poppy seed
Rosemary
Saccharin
Saffron
Sage
Savory
Sesame seeds
Tarragon
Thyme
Turmeric
Vinegar

DIABETICS, USE CAUTION

Desserts/Snacks/Sweets

Animal crackers
Cake (angle food/butter, lemon, pound, spice, strawberry, white, yellow)
Candy corn
Chewing gum
Cinnamon drops
Cookies (ginger snaps, shortbread, sugar, vanilla wafers)
Corn cakes
Cotton candy
Doughnuts
Fruit ice
Graham crackers
Gumdrops
Gummy Bears®
Hard candy
Hot Tamale® candy
Jelly beans
Jolly Ranchers®
LifeSavers
Lollipops
Marshmallows
Newtons (fig, strawberry, apple, blueberry)
Pie (apple, berry, cherry, lemon, peach)

References:
1. Huber K. Grocery list for people on hemodialysis! (Food your patients CAN eat). J Renal Nutri. 2000;10(1):52-56.
2. Schiro-Harvey K. National Renal Diet: A Healthy Food Guide for People on Dialysis. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL. American Dietetic Association; 2002.