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What desserts can I order when eating out and on a kidney diet?

By following your kidney diet closely you will be able to enjoy desserts and treat yourself once in a while. If you have been advised to add calories to your diet then the dessert course is a good time to treat yourself to something special. However, if you are diabetic or trying to lose weight then you should be careful not to eat high-calorie desserts. Check with your dietitian about which desserts you should choose based on your individual nutrition needs.

Choose:
  • Canned or allowed fresh fruit
  • Sherbet and sorbet
  • Plain cookies and cakes
  • Fruit pies with allowed fruits
  • Gelatin
  • Strawberry shortcake
Avoid:
  • Desserts containing chocolate, nuts, coconut or dried fruit
  • Cheesecake
  • Custard and puddings
  • High-potassium fresh fruits
  • Pies such as cream, minced, pumpkin, rhubarb and pecan
  • Ice cream

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