Sample Renal Meal Plan

For people with diabetes who have kidney disease, it is essential to follow a diet that takes your individual health needs into account. Depending on those needs, a meal plan for one day may resemble the following one.

Estimated totals: 1600 calories, 60 grams protein, 1500 mg sodium, 2300 mg potassium, 800 mg phosphorus.


4 ounces unsweetened grape juice
1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
4 ounces liquid nondairy creamer
1/2 English muffin
1 teaspoon low-sodium margarine
1 tablespoon fruit jam

2 slices low-calorie white bread
2 ounces sliced fresh roasted turkey
Lettuce and onion for sandwich (one slice each)
1 teaspoon light mayonnaise
1 medium apple (three-inch diameter)
1 cup raw baby carrots
4 vanilla wafers
12 ounces Diet Sprite

3 ounces baked pork tenderloin (seasoned with rosemary, garlic powder, and black pepper)
1/3 cup white rice topped with one sliced scallion
1 cup steamed fresh green beans
12 seedless grapes
1 small white roll
2 teaspoons low-sodium margarine

1 small slice plain sponge cake
1/2 cup unsweetened canned peaches
2 tablespoons light nondairy whipped topping