Heard all of the hype about avocado toast and wondering how it fits into the renal diet? You’ve probably seen avocado on the “Do Not Eat List” for kidney disease.
Is avocado really ok for CKD?
Avocado is high potassium fruit, but, did you know that many people with CKD do not need to restrict potassium in their diet? If you are limiting potassium remember that portion size is key! In this recipe, for example, we include one quarter of an avocado, that’s only 218 mg of potassium per serving.
We always recommend tracking your potassium level and be aware that some blood pressure medications can increase potassium.
If you need help clarifying what foods are best for you, reach out to the KidneyRD team for a nutrition strategy call. We love helping people with CKD discover all of the livable, lovable, and beautiful foods that they CAN have!
***Important Note From our Team***
We are excited to produce more recipes so people can answer the question, “What can I eat?” Due to the volume that we are currently uploading and developing we are not writing full blog posts on the recipes but will include nutrient facts. As we move forward, we will be updating our posts to include more information about the cooking journey with each recipe and the principles used that people with CKD can apply to their nutritional plans. If you have recipe specific questions, please comment below. We cannot provide individualized nutrition guidance on specific cases via email or in comments due to medical liability but will do our best to answer cooking specific questionsPrint
This quick and easy breakfast or snack is full of fiber and heart healthy fat and is easily adaptable to suit your needs and taste!
- 2 slices gluten free bread
- 1/2 avocado, mashed or sliced
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Optional, squeeze of fresh lemon or lime
1. Toast bread
2. Top toasted bread with mashed or sliced avocado
3. Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or sea salt to taste
Higher Calorie: Add oil or vegan butter to toast before topping with avocado
Higher Protein: Substitute gluten-free bread with whole wheat bread. Add 1/4 cup of hummus on toast before topping with avocado
Crunchy: Top avocado toast with a sprinkle of: hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts or chopped almonds. Chia or sesame seeds would also be delicious!
Balsamic Tomato: Top avocado toast with 1/4 C. halved cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic glaze
Tex-Mex: Top avocado toast with tomato or corn salsa
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