Healthy Grilled Dinner Recipes
Get the grill ready! It’s that time of year to move from the kitchen to the patio and enjoy the smoke-carried smell and terrific taste of from the grill. DaVita’s collection of grilling recipes —, , — are so good your family and friends will love them too. There’s no need to tell them that they’re eating healthy food for people with .
Grilled beef, pork, chicken and seafood
When it comes to foods good for kidneys, the nutritional profile of meat is impressive. It is a good source of iron, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and zinc. The protein in meat contains all the essential amino acids, so regardless of the portion for a high protein or low protein, it is one of the best sources of . Many grilled meat recipes are easy to adjust the portion to match your individual kidney diet plan.
Meat is a source of potassium and phosphorus. Generally, one ounce of cooked meat contains approximately 100 mg potassium and 65 mg phosphorus with 7 grams of protein (9.3 mg phosphorus per gram of protein).
Stick with low-sodium marinades and seasonings as shown in the DaVita grilled recipe collection. Beware of pre-marinated meats and fresh meat/poultry enhanced with sodium, potassium and phosphate additives. You can determine if meat is, phosphorus or potassium by checking the ingredient list. Sodium is always listed on the nutrition label, but you may not see potassium or phosphorus listed. Fresh meat has 20 to 30 mg sodium per ounce, but if enhanced the sodium content is much higher. By law, the package must list additives—but you may need a magnifier to find this information on the package.