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Diet for kidney disease


Food Pyramid

Food Group Serving Size



Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta

1 slice bread
1/2 hamburger bun, bagel or English muffin
1-ounce ready-to-eat cereal
1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, or noodles
1/2 cup cooked cereal
2-4 crackers
1 ounce pretzels


1 cup raw leafy vegetables (lettuce, spinach)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables
1/2 cup chopped raw vegetables
3/4 cup vegetable juice


1 medium fruit (banana, apple, etc.)
1/2 cup berries or cut-up fruit
1/2 cup cooked or canned fruit
3/4 cup fruit juice

Milk, Yogurt & Cheese

1 cup milk
1 cup yogurt
1-1/2 ounces natural cheese
2 ounces process cheese

Meat, Poultry, Fish,
Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts

2-3 ounces cooked lean meat, fish,
or skinless poultry

Count as 1 ounce meat equivalent:
1 egg or 1/4 cup fat-free egg alternative
1/3 cup nut, 1/2 cup cooked dry beans
1 tablespoon peanut butter



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