8 kidney-friendly snack ideas

Kidney-friendly snacks can help you maintain a healthy weight if you're living with kidney disease. Our kidney dietitians recommend these simple options.

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A snack-sized bag of popcorn

A piece of fruit

2-3 wholegrain crackers spread with low-fat cream cheese, with sliced cucumber or peppers

A snack-sized low-fat/low-sugar yoghurt (120g)

A snack-sized bag of bread sticks

A snack-sized bag of rice cakes

3-4 large rice cakes spread with low-fat cream cheese, with sliced cucumber or peppers

A snack-sized pot of reduced fat hummus (60g) and vegetable sticks

Kidney Kitchen snack recipes

  • 20 minutes

    Individual sausage rolls

  • 1 hour

    Gluten-free white bread

  • No cooking required

    Chana chaat

  • 15 minutes

    Cornflake and ginger cookies

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