This strawberry and peanut oatmeal bowl is a perfect recipe for a kidney-friendly diet. It’s a satisfying and delicious way to start your day! This recipe is not only bursting with flavor but is also healthy for your kidneys if you are following a renal diet. You can also customize this recipe to add in any berry or nut you’d like. It’s also super quick to make and will keep you full until lunch time.
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Are Oats Kidney-friendly?
When I first started as a renal dietitian (over 10 years ago!), oatmeal was on the “do not eat” list because it was thought to be high in phosphorus. We now know that foods that have naturally occurring phosphorus have less of an impact on phosphorus levels then foods that have added phosphorus.
Our bodies only absorb about 30-60% of the naturally occurring phosphorus vs. 100% of the added phosphorus. So naturally occurring phosphorus has a lot less of an affect on our phosphorus levels.
Nutrition benefits of Oats
Oats contain fiber and plant protein which are beneficial for kidneys. One serving of unflavored oatmeal (1/2 cup uncooked) provides 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and 0 mg of sodium. They’re also a good source of iron.
Types of Oats
There are several types of oats you can buy at the store. Most common are Old Fashioned rolled oats, Quick Cooking oats, and steel cut oats. There are no nutrition differences in the types of oats. The texture is different do to the processing of the oats, but nothing is added to change the nutrition content.
The main difference is the cooking time. Steel cut oats will take longer than old fashioned rolled oats. Old fashioned rolled oats will take a little longer then quick cooking oats. Learn more about oats here.
This recipe calls for peanuts, but you can mix in any kind of nut you prefer.
Some kidney-friendly options are pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and pistachios. There are many different kinds of berries to add in as well. Other ideas for berries are blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Pick the toppings that sound good to you.
Recipe for Kidney-Friendly Diet: Strawberry Peanut Oatmeal Bowl
The detailed recipe for the strawberry and peanut oatmeal bowl is listed below. I hope you enjoy this quick and tasty recipe for your kidney-friendly diet!
If you are looking for more breakfast cereal ideas check out my blog post What is the Best Cereal for Kidney Disease?
Strawberry and Peanut Oatmeal Bowl
- stove top
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup strawberries quartered
- 2 tbsp unsalted peanuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
- 1/4 cup plant-based milk optional
- 1. Place oats and water in serving bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.2. Add maple syrup and milk if using. Stir well. 3. Top with strawberries, peanuts, and cinnamon.