Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  428
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  51 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  423 mg
  • Sodium  487 mg
  • Potassium  388 mg
  • Phosphorus  302 mg
  • Calcium  97 mg
  • Fiber  3.8 g

Hearty Breakfast Burritos with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

A recipe that fills the bill for kidney-friendly is Hearty Breakfast Burritos with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa. Not only does it have fresh fruit and veggies, but you can add a little or a lot of heat by controlling the amount of jalapeno peppers.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Erin from Illinois.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 burrito


  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  •  2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shitake or button mushrooms, sliced and chopped roughly
  • 12 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • pepper to taste
  • 6  flour tortillas, 10” size


  1. Prepare salsa first by mixing together pineapple, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice and brown sugar in a non-reactive bowl (glass, plastic or ceramic). Set aside.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil and sauté green peppers and mushrooms over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Drain off excess liquid.
  4. Pour beaten eggs over mixture in skillet and sprinkle the green onion evenly over eggs. As the eggs begin to set pull them across the skillet with a spatula, forming large curds.
  5. Continue cooking and folding eggs until no visible liquid egg remains.
  6. Season with pepper.
  7. Spoon egg mixture onto individual tortillas, divided evenly.
  8. Spoon 1/3 cup pineapple salsa onto each tortilla, fold ends, and roll up burrito-style.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For hotter jalapeno flavor, leave seeds in. For less heat cut down to 1 pepper.
  • Substitute fresh pineapple with canned pineapple tidbits or chunks.

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