Kidney-Friendly Meal Plan for Your Renal Diet

Most renal diet patients we’ve come across have a problem with creating their own meal plans.

This actually is a normal thing. As you may have discovered by now, renal dieting is not intuitive. Most of what you considered as good and healthy food before is now detrimental to your kidneys. This is why it’s natural for a renal patient like you to be confused and unsure when planning out your next meal.

So, to help you manage you kidney condition further, here’s a sample menu of a renal diet meal plan you can try out now.

Note: the first version of sample menu is for a 1800-calorie diet, which is generally for males, while the second version is for 1500-calorie diet, usually for females.

Sample Menu A (for an 1800-Calorie Diet)


MEAL DISTRIBUTION


BREAKFAST

2 carbs, 1 protein, 1 vegetable, 1 milk, 1 fruit, 1 fat


2 pieces English muffins


2 pieces scrambled eggs, with ½ cup mix of mushrooms, garlic, bell peppers, and onions


½ cup cubed pineapple-grapes



LUNCH

2 starch, 2 protein, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, 1 fat


1 cup white rice, cooked


2 oz roasted chicken breast (no skin)


1 bowl green salad (medium bowl)


1 tbsp Raspberry Vinaigrette


1 slice pineapple



AFTERNOON SNACK

1 starch, 1 fruit, ½ protein, 1 milk


½ cup natural yogurt


¼ cup almond slivers


1 piece ripe peach, cubed



DINNER

2 ½ starch, 1 protein, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, 1 fat


1 ½ cup pasta, cooked


½ cup Vegetable Bolognese, with zucchini, tofu, ground turkey (20g each)


1 bowl green salad (small bowl) w/ lemon, olive oil dressing


¼ cup diced apples/melon


*Drink infused water after every meal, instead of any commercial soda or sweetened beverages. Infuse water with recommended fruit, vegetable or herbs i.e. lemon, cucumber, ginger, and celery.

Sample Menu B (for an 1500-Calorie Diet)


MEAL DISTRIBUTION


BREAKFAST

1 carbs, 1 protein, 1 vegetable, 1 milk, 1 fruit, 1 fat


1 piece English muffin


2 pieces scrambled eggs, with ½ cup mix of arugula, garlic, bell peppers, and onions


½ cup cubed pineapple-grapes



LUNCH

1 ½ starch, 1 protein, 1 ½ vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 fat


¾ cup white rice, cooked


2 oz roasted chicken breast (no skin)


1 bowl green salad (medium bowl)


1 tbsp Raspberry Vinaigrette


1 slice pineapple



AFTERNOON SNACK

1 starch, 1 fruit, ½ protein, 1 milk


½ cup natural yogurt


¼ cup almond slivers


1 piece ripe peach, cubed



DINNER

1 ½ starch, 1 protein, 1 ½ vegetables, ½ fruit, 1 fat


¾ cup pasta, cooked


½ cup Vegetable Bolognese, with zucchini, tofu, ground turkey (20g each)


¼ cup diced apples/melon


*Drink infused water after every meal.

You've got a meal plan now, but...

This is actually only Day 1 of a 3-day meal plan that is available to you now for free.

The RenalTracker 3-Day Meal Plan guidebook includes 2 more sets of dietitian-created, planned meals that you can implement in your renal diet for the next 2 days. That’s 3 days of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner planned out for you, for free. 

It also includes nutrient analysis charts, specifically for sodium, protein, potassium, and phosphorus (SPPP). They'll show how much SPPP you'll take for the entire day when you follow these meal plans.

Plus, this renal diet meal plan is in PDF, which is an easy-to-print format for documents.

Just click below to learn how to get your FREE eBook:

Conclusion

Planning meals can be a task, but with the right guidance, you'll eventually get the hang of it, turn it into a second nature.

As long as you listen to your healthcare providers, choose the right foods, and adjust your lifestyle to be kidney-friendly, you'll eventually achieve your goal of delaying dialysis indefinitely.