Kidney Diet Tips

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Making Breakfast for Dinner

Looking for new meal ideas? Ever thought to make breakfast for dinner? Breakfast foods are delicious eaten any time if the day, are packed with nutrition and super satisfying. It makes sense that so many diners offer a 24-hour breakfast menu.

Here are a few simple tips on building a healthy kidney-friendly breakfast meal. Choose a high quality protein source like eggs. Breakfast meats such as bacon, sausage and ham go well with eggs but are high in sodium. Include these meats only occasionally and in small portions. There are lower sodium versions of bacon and sausage but potassium chloride may be added to replace the salty flavor. Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) need to limit potassium so they should be mindful of this. Can’t live without sausage? Try this healthy DaVita recipe for homemade turkey sausage. Finally, make sure to include a serving of vegetables and fruit to add nutrition and fiber to the meal. Try Apple Onion Omelet to get protein, fruit and veggies all in one dish.

The Incredible Egg Revealed

Let’s talk more about eggs. They are a nutrition powerhouse and can be cooked in many different ways: scrambled, fried, poached, hard boiled, an omelet or a casserole. One large egg contains 6 grams protein and only 72 calories, is low in saturated fat and sugar so will not affect one’s blood sugar. Eggs are an excellent source of vitamins A and D. Pairing eggs with vegetables adds to the flavor and boosts nutrition.

Here are some great egg recipes from DaVita.com.

Eggs are not the only way to get healthy protein. Check out these protein packed recipes.

There are so many more fabulous recipes to choose from. Also check out the Today’s Kidney Diet Best Breakfast Recipes cookbook, free to download with a DaVita.com account.

References

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/

 http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/~/media/

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Consult your physician and dietitian regarding your specific diagnosis, treatment, diet and health questions.

Annie Jacobson, RDN, LN

Annie Jacobson, RDN, LN

Annie Jacobson, RDN, LN has been a registered dietitian for 10 years with the last year spent in the renal specialty. She previously worked in long-term care, gaining a specialty certification in Gerontological nutrition. Annie loves talking to anyone and everyone about nutrition, but only if they ask first. Her passions are family, fitness and nutrition. She recently joined a CrossFit gym and admits she is a little addicted!