Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  450
  • Protein  12 g
  • Carbohydrates  42 g
  • Fat  26 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  497 mg
  • Potassium  268 mg
  • Phosphorus  153 mg
  • Calcium  78 mg
  • Fiber  3.4 g

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Everyone loves peanut butter and jelly, and now DaVita renal dietitian Shannon from Florida shares her kidney-friendly recipe for a new twist on an old favorite. This easy-to-make sandwich is grilled so that the outside becomes nice and crispy while the inside melts into a gooey, delicious filling.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Shannon from Florida.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1 sandwich


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jelly


  1. Heat frying pan.
  2. Butter outside of the bread.
  3. Spread peanut butter and jelly on the inside of the bread, and place bread together.
  4. Put sandwich in the frying pan.
  5. Grill sandwich until lightly browned on both sides.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 high calorie
  • 4 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If preferred use margarine instead of butter.
  • Any flavor jelly is acceptable.Serve with carrot sticks and apple slices.
  • Select low-sodium peanut butter to reduce sodium to 350 mg.
  • Peanut butter is a high potassium, high phosphorus ingredient but still works in a kidney diet as a substitute for meat. Portion control is important. 
  • Additional phosphate binder may be required if eaten as a snack---check with your renal dietitian.

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Genie1000 says:


I found this has a little too much sodium for me so I just take 1 piece of bread, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of jelly and eat it open faced with an apple on the side. Still good.

Jan. 21, 2014, 12:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Macheeste says:


A lot of these recipes sound great but being new to dialysis I'm not ready to experiment yet. I am still learning from my nutritionist in my dialysis center.

Jul. 26, 2013, 9:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

deltonadoug says:


It's actually easier to butter the tops of two pieces of bread and then toast in the toaster over, then put the PB&J on it and eat it. No pans to clean.

Feb. 12, 2013, 9:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

pena47 says:


This sounds great as a meal pena47

Jan. 23, 2013, 3:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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