We get lots of questions from patients and their family and friends on the topic of how to eat and drink to stay as healthy as possible with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Kidney Kitchen was created because we wanted to offer kidney patients a single online destination to find delicious, kidney-friendly recipes, that will fit into eating plans given to you by your renal dietitian - the trick is to understand a few very simple rules. We hope to show you that, even with CKD, food can still be fun and hugely enjoyable.
Kidney Kitchen Recipes
We've developed a series of short videos showing you, in easy steps, how to prepare and cook delicious, kidney-friendly meals. These videos are presented by Chef Paul Ripley (right), a renowned chef with over 35 years of experience. As well as Chef Ripley, each of our Kidney Kitchen recipes have been developed with the support of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Renal Nutrition Specialist Group. Each recipe comes with a comprehensive set of Food Facts – how this recipe fits into your kidney diet; vegetarian, healthier or cheaper options and how to store it so that you can safely eat any left-overs on a day when you don’t feel up to cooking.
Have a look at our current list of recipes.
Please note: We hope to increase the number of recipes we cook with Chef Ripley here in the Kidney Kitchen over the coming months, and we hope you enjoy every single one. But, as with all chronic conditions, CKD affects everyone in different ways, so if you are not sure about any aspect of one of our recipes please ask your renal dietitian for advice tailored to your own needs.
If you have any feedback about any aspect of Kidney Kitchen please contact us
If you'd like to know more about managing your diet, fluid balance, and exercise when you have kidney disease see our Lifestyle section