Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  145
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  32 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  235 mg
  • Potassium  70 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  96 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Breakfast Trail Mix

DaVita dietitian Wai Yin makes sure her dialysis patients start the day with breakfast. She shares a quick, on the run recipe for Breakfast Trail Mix. With only 4 ingredients it's easy to make and can be eaten with or without milk or lower potassium and phosphorus milk substitute.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Wai Yin from South Carolina.

Portions: 3     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup Corn Chex® cereal
  • 1 cup Rice Chex® cereal
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Puffs® cereal
  • 1/2 cup mini rice cakes (plain or apple cinnamon)


    1. In a medium bowl mix all ingredients together.
    2. Divide into 1 cup portions.
    3. Serve dry or with your favorite milk substitute. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Breakfast Trail Mix is a great breakfast alternative for dialysis patients who often do not have time for breakfast. It can be eaten as a snack or with milk alternative as a breakfast cereal.
    • Be creative and experiment with different cereals. Ask your dietitian for a list of approved cereals.

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Breakfast Trail Mix

ladydanville says:


I speak for myself only here. I found eating this dry wasn't pleasant. As a cereal it was fine. What I did was omit the Cocoa Puffs and sub with Puffed Rice Cereal. I then mixed it all with 2 TBSP. Honey, 1 TBSP Lemon Rind and 1 TBSP Splenda brown sugar substitute. Tossed in a 350 oven for 10 minutes, mixed it and baked again at 350, watching it carefully for another 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. When it came out I tossed in 1/3 cup dried cranberries and TADA homemade granola. 3/4 cup is a serving and good as a snack or with some milk substitute. Of course consult your dietitian to see if this is okay for you!

Feb. 19, 2012, 9:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

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