Renal diet and milk
Can a person on a Renal Diet have milk & dairy products? If not, what are the kidney-safe milk substitutes? Scroll down to learn about kidney-safe portions of dairy & dairy-substitutes.
Recommended Portion: 1 serving of any 1 item once per day
- Take 1 serving of any 1 item from the list below, ONCE per day.
- Limit Cheddar/Mozzarella cheese slice to once per week. Avoid cubes/blocks of all types of hard cheese. These are very high in Phosphorus.
- Measure the portions of liquids with a graduated cup.
- Refer to your renal diet chart to confirm your daily permitted portions of milk (or substitutes) tailored to your blood phosphorus levels.
MEASURES: 1 Cup = 250 mL (8 ounces) ; 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL; 1 Teaspoon = 5 mL
|DAIRY / DAIRY PRODUCT||ONE SERVING EQUIVALENT|
|Whole Milk||1/2 Cup or 4 ounces (oz)|
|Skimmed Milk||1/2 Cup or 4 ounces (oz)|
|Plain Yogurt / Curd||1/2 Cup or 4 ounces (oz)|
|Half and half cream||1/2 Cup|
|Cream Cheese||3 tablespoons (45 mL)|
(Chhena / Paneer)
|Cheese Slice |
(no hard cheese cubes / blocks)
|1 slice |
(limit to once per week)
(evaporated / spray-dried milk)
|Buttermilk||1/2 Cup or 4 ounces (oz)|
|Butter||1 teaspoon (5mL)|
|DAIRY SUBSTITUTE ||ONE SERVING EQUIVALENT|
|Almond Milk||1/2 Cup or 4 Oz|
|Soy Milk||1/2 Cup or 4 Oz|
(curdled from Soy milk at home)
|Rice Milk||1/2 Cup or 4 Oz|