Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  251
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  19 g
  • Cholesterol  165 mg
  • Sodium  115 mg
  • Potassium  222 mg
  • Phosphorus  147 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Valentine’s Breakfast Eggs

You'll be sweet on this DaVita kidney-friendly recipe, Valentine's Breakfast Eggs.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Susan from Texas.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 1 corn tortilla 6” size
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 slices of tomato, each slice 1/4” thick, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Place corn tortilla in the microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
  2. Crush tortilla into pieces, the size of chips.
  3. Combine eggs and egg whites; scramble soft and set aside.
  4. Put oil in a pan on medium heat and when hot, add onions and sauté 1 minute.
  5. Add tortilla, tomato and eggs.
  6. Stir until eggs are done. Serve hot and enjoy.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Each microwave gives different cooking times, but you will know the corn tortilla is done when it smells like popcorn cooking.
  • Use 6 unsalted corn tortilla chips as a short cut.
  • Corn tortillas are high in phosphorus compared to flour tortillas or white bread. Limit corn tortillas to help reduce phosphorus, especially if your lab values have been higher than the normal range.

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