7 Day Meal Plan For Renal Diet: CKD and Diabetic friendly

Are you running out of options on what meal to prepare tonight?

Are you facing challenges in following your dietary plan or perhaps getting tired of eating the same meal over, and over again? You are in the right place.

We hear you! So many things to consider, AKA phosphorus, sodium, potassium, fluids and not to forget, PROTEIN.

This blog is offering you options and ideas of what to eat in the next 7 days (including general serving size) when you are on renal diet, on dialysis. These options are also diabetic friendly. Hopefully this will give you variety yet simplicity and help you get the right balance between restricted nutrients and ensuring adequate nutrition.

Let’s get right into it!

Day 1:

  • Breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs with ½ cup of Spinach spinach on a slice of whole grain toast
  • Lunch: Grilled chicken salad (made with 1 Tbsp of yogurt or 1 Tbsp of light mayonnaise) with a side of mixed vegetables and 1 tsp of vinaigrette dressing
  • Dinner: 4 ounce of Baked salmon with 1 cup steamed broccoli and ½ cup of cooked quinoa

Day 2:

  • Breakfast: 1 cup of Low-phosphorus cereal (Chex/Cheerios/ Kellogs) with 4oz of almond milk and a half medium banana
  • Lunch: 1 Slices of Low Sodium Turkey and ¼ Avocado on a whole wheat or spinach wraps with a side of medium sliced apples
  • Dinner: Lentil soup (1 Cup)  with a side of roasted asparagus

Day 3:

  • Breakfast: Plain ½ Cup of Greek yogurt with ½ cup of fresh berries and a sprinkle of chia seeds
  • Lunch: 1 Cup of cooked Quinoa Salad, dressed in Extra Virgin Olive-Oil (EVOO) with mixed vegetables (can be grilled or steam from frozen bags) and 5 grilled shrimp
  • Dinner: Baked chicken breast (4oz) with ½ cup of mashed sweet potato and steamed green beans

Day 4:

  • Breakfast: Smoothie made with low-potassium fruits (berries, apple), spinach, 1 scoop of protein powder of choice and a splash of rice milk (or soy milk)
  • Lunch: 1 Cup of low sodium Tuna salad lettuce wraps with a side of sliced cucumbers
  • Dinner: 2 Cups of Grilled Eggplant and zucchini stir-fry with 1 cup of cooked brown rice

Day 5:

  • Breakfast: ½ cup of Steel Cut Oatmeal (made with water) topped with sliced ½ peaches and a 1 tsp sunflower seeds sprinkles
  • Lunch: 1 Medium Grilled Zucchini, 4oz of Grilled chicken skewers with a side of quinoa
  • Dinner: 4 ounce of Baked tilapia with 1 cup of roasted Brussels sprouts and a small steamed sweet potato

Day 6:

  • Breakfast: 1 Cup of Cottage cheese with 3 sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey
  • Lunch: ½ CUp of canned low sodium Chickpea and cucumbers dill parsley raw vegetable salad with lemon-tahini dressing
  • Dinner: 4 ounce of Sirloin Beef stir-fry with 1 cup of steamed broccoli and ½ cup of cooked brown rice

Day 7:

  • Breakfast: ½ cup of Spinach and 1 ounce of feta cheese omelet with a side of whole grain toast
  • Lunch: Egg salad lettuce wraps with a side of carrot sticks
  • Dinner: Grilled turkey burger with a side of mashed cauliflower

In summary, addressing these challenges often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving dietitians, healthcare professionals, support groups, and educational resources to help individuals successfully manage a renal diet and diabetes and improve their overall quality of life.

Book Your 15 minutes complementary call with a Registered Dietitian today. Click Here.

2 thoughts on “7 Day Meal Plan For Renal Diet: CKD and Diabetic friendly”

    1. Hi Sarah! yes, CKD needs to restrict dairy and wheat. “Restriction” means limiting, but that does not mean you can’t have or are not allowed to have any dairy and wheat. Each CKD patient is different, and each individual has a different amount of restriction and is allow a certain amount of phosphorous (including dairy and wheat). Most patients, allowed to have up to 1000mg of phosphorous in their body, to create a balanced meal and promote their appetite. For example, in this menu, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt contains 137mg of phosphorous, which is still allowed for CKD patients. And cottage cheese is one of the lowest phosphorous cheeses out there that CKD patient are allowed to enjoy. CKD patients are also on phosphorous binders which even more help in absorbing phosphorous in dairy and wheat. Please make sure that you or your love one seeing a registered dietitian before completely cutting the necessary food to balance your meal because each person is different whether they are on CKD dialysis or not. The suggested portion for a dialysis diet is usually one ounce of cheese, one to two times a week if phosphorus is controlled. Hope this helps.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top