Does grocery shopping with kidney disease feel overwhelming? There really is so much to keep in mind when it comes to shopping with CKD. You might have to think about protein, sodium, potassium and phosphate additives, just to name a few! So in today’s post, I want to share with you 10 of my favorite kidney-friendly snack finds that you can get from Whole Foods.
This low sodium popcorn is filled with fiber and plant-based protein. I suggest pairing it with unsalted nuts and some veggies for a well balanced, kidney-friendly snack!
Hummus is delicious as a dip for veggies or chips! This low sodium hummus also has no phosphate additives and is a great source of healthy fat.
These unsalted tortilla chips are low sodium, have no phosphate additives and are great for pairing with a low sodium dip (like the hummus above) and veggies.
Pairing cucumbers with a lower sodium salad dressing, like this Field + Farmer lemon garlic basil dressing, is a great way to get in veggies, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Add some additional flavor and healthy fats with the dressing!
For a nice kidney friendly snack, I suggest choosing cashew yogurt because it is lower in protein and potassium than cow’s milk. Pair it with nuts or granola for a balanced snack.
This Ezekiel cinnamon raisin granola is filled with plant based protein and fiber rich carbs. It is also a great option to pair with yogurt or a non-dairy milk!
Fruit is the only ingredients in this That’s It. fruit bar. It’s packed full of fiber and is a great source of nutrients found in fruit. I suggest pairing it with some low sodium nuts for a well balanced, kidney-friendly snack!
Rice cakes and low sodium peanut butter are filled with plant based protein, healthy fats, and fiber. This is a nice balanced snack for blood sugar balance and for CKD. When looking for a kidney friendly peanut butter, be sure to look for one where the only ingredients are peanuts or peanuts and salt.
A Kind bar is a great balance of plant based protein, healthy fats, and fiber rich carbs. These bars are a great snack to keep your blood sugars balanced with CKD. Be sure to check the label and look for phosphate additives. Also, some flavors are higher in added sugars than others, so it can be helpful to check that out too.
If grocery shopping feels stressful and you tend to spend hours searching for items that meet your needs with kidney disease, you’re not alone. There are so many things you have to keep in mind when buying food, so I hope these snack options help you to add a few more items to your list on your next grocery trip. My mission is to make all things nutrition and food related easier for those with kidney disease, so that you can finally get back to enjoying eating again.
If you want to spend less time in the grocery store and feel confident knowing exactly what you can buy to support your kidney health, check out my Ultimate Grocery Guide for CKD!
Awesome list. I have yet to attack Whole Foods with reading glasses, checking the lower price stores first.
Now I can forge ahead with less review.
Snacking with a low sodium agenda is possible!
Good work Jenn.
Thanks so much David! My name is Kellsey, I think you might be thinking of someone else!
Thank you for the shopping list. Awesome
You’re so welcome Sonia!!
I did find the Kind bars but they are so expensive and I did find store brand Almond and Cranberry nut bars that contain 4 grams protein, 0 sodium and 170 potassium and phos is not in the ingredients. Is this acceptable.
It sounds like that is a kidney friendly option for you!