The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians (CAND) just released a renal cookbook that both patients and clinicians will find very helpful.

CAND’s Kidney Friendly Cooking cookbook is a collection of 192 recipes written by a team of renal dietitians and is designed for use by people at all stages of kidney function. The introduction provides a description of the elements of a kidney-friendly diet, followed by easy-to-understand recipes that cover an array of categories, including:

  • Appetizers, Beverages & Snacks
  • Breakfast & Brunch
  • Soups & Salads
  • Beef, Pork & Lamb
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Meatless Mains
  • Rice, Bread & Pasta Sides
  • Vegetables Sides
  • Desserts
  • + Sauces, Tips & Tricks for Enhancing Flavour & More

And, in celebration of the release of this new cookbook, CAND kindly provided a couple of recipes for you to try!

CAND Shrimp and Fish Creole-Style Stew

CAND Chicken Pot Pie

The cookbook can be ordered online through the CAND website -or- click here for the PDF order form.

For patients with kidney disease seeking professional advice in proper renal nutrition, it is always advisable to access a dietitian specializing in renal nutrition.

The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians (formerly Association of Nephrology Dietitians) is a Network of Dietitians of Canada and consists of Registered Dietitians who provide renal nutrition therapy interventions and counselling in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease clinics. To learn more, please visit their website at