Protein Diet Menus

Protein Diet Menus

By | December 18, 2016

A low-protein diet is used to treat people who suffer from kidney or liver disease or failure, as well as other symptoms of urea and metabolism. Eat plenty of rice, vegetables and beans instead of high-protein foods such as meat and dairy products. Choose the thinnest cuts of meats at your grocery store, and stick to lower protein varieties of meat, like poultry. When selecting cheeses, pick high-flavor varieties, such as extra sharp cheese, and eat less of them

Breakfast
Eating 3/4 cup of high-fiber, low-carbohydrate grains, such as Cheerios or other whole-grain or oat cereal. Instead of milk, using 1/2 cup of a non-dairy creamer in your cereal. Eat half a piece of fruit such as a banana or cantaloupe, and 1/2 cup of fresh juice.

Mid-Morning Snack
Bring two healthy snacks a day when you are dieting. This will keep you from experiencing hunger or fatigue, which can lead you to make unhealthy food choices or fall out of your diet. An example of a low-protein diet snacks can be half of a Fruit Roll-Ups with a glass of water or unsweetened herbal tea.

Lunch
For lunch, make a sandwich of two slices of bread, a slice of turkey, lettuce, tomato and 3 tsp. mayonnaise. As a side dish, prepare 1/2 cup of green beans followed by an apple for dessert. Drink a 4 oz. glass of fruit punch or sweetened iced tea with your meal.

afternoon snack
Eat an ice pop, popsicle or other frozen fruit or yogurt for an afternoon snack, followed by a glass of water.

Dinner
Eating a 2 oz. serving of lean meat with 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup of broccoli or other green, leafy vegetables, a small salad with up to 2 tbsp. of ranch dressing and a 1/2 cup citrus fruit for dessert. Drink unsweetened herbal tea, water or a glass of red wine with your meal.

night food
If you are hungry between dinner and bedtime, eat 1 oz. candy. Good options are gumdrops, gummy bears, fruit candy, mints or Life Savers. Drink a glass of water before bedtime.

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