Renal Health Meal Delivery

Following a renal diet is crucial for those living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) because food choices can help prevent kidney damage from getting worse. Typically, a renal diet is focused on eating adequate, but not excessive, amounts of protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.

For those with CKD, eating too much protein can make the kidneys work harder and possibly worsen the condition. Meanwhile, excessive sodium can also tax the kidneys and contribute to further damage. Additionally, it’s important to pay attention to the amount of potassium consumed since high or low levels--which are both possible when living with CKD--can potentially cause heart problems. Last, phosphorus is another mineral that can build up in the blood. This can cause bones to weaken and break more easily, and increase the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.

For these reasons, it’s essential to follow a healthcare provider’s specific recommendations for the amount of each of these nutrients to target. For our renal health bundle, all of these nutrients are present in very specific and adequate, but not excessive, amounts. The meals in this bundle contain no more than 21 grams of protein, a sodium content never exceeds 590 mg. Potassium and phosphorus are limited to approximately 700 mg and 300 mg per entrée, respectively. Last, remember that the nutrients in our meals come from nutritious, whole-food ingredients such as lentils, beans, whole-grains, butternut squash, spinach, and antibiotic-free chicken.

For those living with CKD, our renal bundle could be a great way to enjoy delicious prepared food while staying within specific nutritional requitements.

Click here to view our assortment of renal health meals and meal plans.