Kidney Diet Tips

Dining Out Successfully at Mongolian Grill

My next dining out adventure takes me to bd’s Mongolian Grill. It is a unique franchise restaurant where you actually have the ability to pick out what items you want to eat in your stir-fry.  The staff then cooks your food right in front of you. A plus for dialysis patients is you can stack up protein in your stir-fry bowl to help reach your protein goal for the month.

Bd’s Mongolian Grill Kidney-friendly Guide

Here are some good picks that you can put together in your stir-fry:

Protein (pick 2 different protein sources or double up your portion size for a high protein meal)

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Lamb
  • Shrimp
  • Black Beans or Edamame
  • Egg
  • Tofu

Other Add-ons

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Sugar snap peas


  • Flour tortillas
  • Brown or white rice
  • Pasta
  • Rice noodles


  • Lemon sauce
  • Mongolian ginger sauce
  • Sesame ginger sauce
  • Soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Yum-yum sauce

So here is what I ended up creating on my trip to bd’s Mongolian Grill. My stir- fry consisted of extra chicken, black beans, broccoli, sugar snap peas, bell pepper, lemon and yum-yum sauce.

This restaurant helps make it easier to stay on track with kidney-friendly food choices. A trip to bd’s Mongolian Grill is an absolute must. You will be able to enjoy yourself and feel in complete control of your food choices.


Deanna Denny, RD

Deanna Denny, RD

Deanna Denny is currently a DaVita renal dietitian and has worked in the dietetics field for over 5 years. She is an avid foodie; loves exploring foods from all sorts of areas and cultures. She has a one year old Australian shepherd named Ace who means the world to her. She's a huge animal lover. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at home with her boyfriend and puppy.