Break the Fast in a Kidney-Healthy Way Each Morning

Your doctor and mother are right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast provides you with the mental and physical energy needed to carry out everyday tasks in a productive and timely manner. Studies show that eating a nutritious breakfast leads adults to perform better at work and children to pay better attention at school. The Kidney Kitchen offers this breakfast cereal recipe to promote kidney health at the start of your day.

After further investigation, they learned that one kidney was failing and the other was tiny and had actually stopped growing when Klarissa was just six months old. It was evident that a transplant would be needed, and Klarissa's mom stepped forward, was a good match, and gave her a kidney.


Love Your Kidney, Breakfast Cereal

4 Servings (4-1/2 cup serving sizes)

1 cup Bulgur wheat
1 cup Cranergy drink
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup Craisins
¼ cup chopped almonds

Mix bulgur wheat, Cranergy drink, sugar and cinnamon in a microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in craisins and sprinkle with chopped almonds on top.


Calories 130, total fat 4.6 g, saturated fat 0.4 g, monounsaturated fat 2.7 g, polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g, cholesterol 0.0 mg, calcium 55.9 mg, sodium 19.6 mg, phosphorus 147.2 mg, potassium 221.3 mg, total carbohydrates 52.3 g, dietary fiber 9.6 g, sugar 19.4 g, protein 6.1 g

This recipe was submitted by CKD patient Chef Duane Sunwold.

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