Ideas for Kidney-Friendly Foods Low in Calcium and Oxalates?

Ideas for Kidney-Friendly Foods Low in Calcium and Oxalates?

Emma Christensen
Apr 11, 2012

Q: My husband develops kidney stones easily and it's been tricky for me to come up with recipes that are low in oxalates and calcium, which his kidneys can't break down. That eliminates spinach, beans, dairy, berries, tofu, whole grains, beef, and a whole slew of other foods.

I still want to prepare and serve highly nutritious (and tasty) meals. Does anyone have good recipes and advice for me? Thanks so much!

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Editor: This does, indeed, sound like a tough diet to maintain. Would root vegetables be ok? If so, that opens up dishes with potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and turnips. It also sounds like fish would be a good choice for a main dish protein.

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