Low Phosphorus Breakfast Foods: Tasty & Simple Options by A Dietitian

What does a kidney-friendly breakfast look like?

“I am getting tired of eating the same thing every day!”

“I don’t know what else to eat?”

“I ate the SAME THING every day!”

Do you or your loved ones share these common questions? You are NOT alone. The struggle is REAL. I’m here to help because I don’t want you to get stuck, and thinking what to eat for breakfast?

No secret that cheeses, and dairy products are common for breakfast. If you are on a Renal Diet, you know that you need to LIMIT dairy. 

LIMIT is key here. We want to be aware of portion sizes and make the right dairy choices that are low in phosphorus.

Worry Not, there are plenty of options that CAN include dairy and NON-DAIRY foods to eat for breakfast. Below are your option choices.

Breakfast Choices for CKD: Low Phosphorus

What are your breakfast options if you have CKD? The right answer is PLENTY OF OPTIONS. 

Ranging from low phosphorus cereal options, omelet, to a smoothie, I have the answer for YOU.

The key here is always choosing milk alternatives (rice milk is best, almond or soy milk), choose low processed cheese (Cream cheese, cottage, swiss, or mozzarella), adding your veggies (green peppers, cucumbers, arugula), monitoring portions and taking your phosphorus binders with meals as prescribed.

Check out my low phosphorus GROCERY LIST for more info.

Let me take you to my TOP 8 BREAKFAST FOOD IDEAS (Low Phosphorus).

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Top 8 Breakfast Ideas For Renal Diet: Low Phosphorus

1. Apple Maple Brown Sugar Hot Cereal ( Phosphorus: ~150 mg)

This WARM and COZY brown sugar oatmeal is delicious and comforting. You can use fresh apples or pears as fruit toppings. 

This QUAKER MAPLE BROWN SUGAR instant cereal has 100 mg Potassium and has approximately 150 mg of Phosphorus 

( YAY, less than 200 mg PHOS is GOOD). Cook them with water or milk alternatives (Rice Milk is recommended since they are lowest in Phosphorus).

Be mindful that regular milk contains Phosphorus and will add up to the Phosphorus value above if you decide to use regular milk instead of milk alternatives.

2. EGG Breakfast Burrito (Phosphorus ~ 185 mg)

Make Your own Burrito is BEST. Start by sautéing some eggs, mushroom, red peppers, onions and a teaspoon of mozzarella cheese in QUINOA WRAPS makes a tasty treat. 

Read nutrition labels if you decide to go for a ready-to-eat breakfast sandwich, and try to choose white, less sodium cheese instead of yellow sharp cheese.

3. Turkey Sandwich Egg Wrap (Phosphorus ~ 201 mg)

Deli meat like Sausalito Turkey or low sodium honey Maple turkey made a great sandwich. 

My easy breakfast recommendation is preparing 2 slices of turkey, cucumbers, arugula and sweet peppers with mustard on EVERYTHING BAGEL EGG WRAP.

4. Blueberry Figs Toast (Phosphorus ~ 205 mg)

This sweet and savory breakfast toast always brightens my day!

Start by toasting your white or rye bread, top with layer  MACADAMIA NUT BUTTER, then add thin sliced figs, blueberries and a teaspoon of light Cottage cheese. YUM!

5. Carrot Kale SMOOTHIE (Phosphorus ~98 mg)

You can basically add different fruits, protein and liquid of choice to this morning smoothie.

Step 1: Choose your ½ cup of fruits and veggies. For this recipe, I choose carrot, Pineapple and kale (chopped without stems)

Step 2: Add half a cup of GREEK YOGURT OR 1 to 2 teaspoons of NUT BUTTER.

I chose yogurt.

Step 3: Add spices like agave syrup, or Cinnamon, or dry herbs like basil. 

For this kale pineapple combo, I choose a dash of basil.

Step 4: Pick Your Liquid (½ cup). It can be water, rice milk, or juices.

I choose water with a splash of pineapple juice.



This make-ahead chia oat is rich in fiber and delicious. I like the pudding’s texture. It’s soft, cool, comforting and light as breakfast.

Using a medium glass clear jar, you can start by filling them up with ½ cup of rolled oats, 1 tablespoon Chia Seed, ½ teaspoon of maple syrup, ½ cup of Rice Milk OR Almond Milk,

A pinch of cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Shake it vigorously, and keep them chilled overnight.

In the morning you can top it off with fresh blueberries (Or other berries of your choice). 

7. EGGS CUPS (Phosphorus ~125 mg)

These mini egg cups are easy to make and freeze well.

Start by Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and spray your MUFFIN PAN cups with non-stick Canola oil or non-stick cooking oil.

In a mixing bowl, whip up some eggs and veggies such as scallions, onions, mushrooms, red pepper, and goat cheese.

Egg eggs mixture halfway up into each greased muffin pan.

Baked for 15-20 minutes until the center no longer wet.

Let it cool and enjoy.

8. HOMEMADE ACAI BOWL (Phosphorus ~190 mg)

It is actually simple and easy to make your OWN ACAI BOWL AT HOME that is packed with antioxidants, and fibers and save you lots of money.

Start by adding frozen fruits (Blueberry, strawberry, or mixed frozen berry) AND broken up FROZEN ACAI PUREE in a blender. Blend low and slow until smooth.

If the mixture is too thick, you can add some water.

Transfer the smooth acai puree into a bowl and top with your choice of topping such as nuts, seeds, granola, (this MIX granola nuts is  LOW POTASSIUM)  peaches or pineapple or even coconut shred.

Best Enjoyed CHILL and immediately.

LOW Phosphorus Breakfast Checklist

There you have it. My top 8 breakfast ideas for Renal diet, LOW in phosphorus.

Most important thing is to keep it simple, least processed and as FRESH as you can.

(KEEP IT SIMPLE). Don’t do more than what you can. 

When you are busy or have a busy day ahead of you, make a simple sandwich. You can also heat up your leftovers if you have no time in the morning.

Monitor your portion sizes when using cheeses and dairy products. This is important in a renal diet.

READ INGREDIENTS LABEL and choose Less than 200 mg of Phosphorus content PER SERVING.

Lastly, take your prescribed binders with your meal.

Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian for personalized dietary recommendations based on your individual health needs and medical conditions.

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