Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  194
  • Protein  13 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  423 mg
  • Sodium  141 mg
  • Potassium  222 mg
  • Phosphorus  203 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Italian Eggs and Peppers

This hearty yet kidney-friendly Italian Eggs and Peppers recipe is a great way to start your day.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita Dietitian Team.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2/3 cup


  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. In a large skillet, cook and stir onion and green pepper in oil until tender.
  2. Beat eggs until blended; add black pepper and crushed chili flakes. Pour into skillet with onion and green peppers.
  3. Cook over medium heat. As mixture begins to set at bottom and sides, gently lift cooked portion with spatula so the uncooked egg can flow to bottom. Avoid stirring constantly.
  4. Cook until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot with fresh basil on top.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute 2 cups liquid low cholesterol egg substitute for eggs if you are on a low cholesterol diet.

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Italian Eggs and Peppers

Namesx3 says:


Tasty...what is the cholesterol if using egg substitute?

Aug. 01, 2014, 7:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

Italian Eggs and Peppers

healed2wholeness says:


This recipe calls for 8 eggs and a portion serving of 2/3 cup. This portion seems more appropriate for 2 or 3 people not one person. Even cutting this recipe in half is still to much for one. Besides how do you cut this to serve a 2/3 portion? Do you fold it into a measuring cup? Dietitian comment: You may have missed the portions[INVALID]this recipe makes 4 portions, 2/3 cup each. You can measure with a measuring cup or you can divide it into 4 portions in the skillet.

Jan. 13, 2014, 10:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

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