Navigating the Renal diet is no easy task for the dialysis patient. As clinicians, it is easy to provide endless amounts of handouts that show lists-on-lists of what not to eat and nutrient contents of foods to avoid. However, from the patient’s perspective, putting all of these lists into practice can be overwhelming, and the difficult task of building their own menu ideas may further deter the patient from actually following a Renal diet.
In addition to educating on the constituents of the Renal diet–low phosphorous, low potassium, low sodium, fluids, and increased protein–this handout is perfect to tie it all together to provide the Dialysis patient with real meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks too!
Meal ideas that you will find on this handout don’t simply include conventional items such as an omelette or oatmeal for breakfast, but how about a homemade sausage! For lunch ideas you’ll find soups, salads, and even quiche– and dinner foods include pizza, pasta, and tips for creating the perfect Renal friendly sheet pan meal! All ideas are delicious, nutritious, and sure to help your dialysis patient construct the right Renal appropriate meal plan!