Microwave Egg and Veggie Jars

Portions:
4

Serving Size:
1 jar

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis

Ingredients

  • 4 microwave-safe pint-sized jars with lids
  • 8 ounces turkey sausage
  • 4 tablespoons shredded natural cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • 8 large eggs

Preparation

  1. In a small skillet cook the turkey sausage until browned. Chop into crumbles while cooking.
  2. Prepare the jars by spraying the insides with cooking spray.
  3. Dice the bell pepper, onion, broccoli and mushrooms. In a small bowl combine the chopped vegetables. Slice the jalapeno pepper.
  4. Add 1/4 cup sausage, 1 tablespoon cheese, 1/4 cup diced vegetables mixture and 2 to 3 jalapeno pepper slices to each jar.
  5. Cover and store the jars for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  6. When ready to eat, beat 2 eggs, add to the jar and stir well. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until eggs are set. (It may take 1-1/2 to 2 minutes depending on your microwave.)
  7. Carefully remove the jar from the microwave and enjoy.

Helpful hints

• The jars can be frozen. Transfer from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before you plan to add eggs and cook.
• Mix and match other lower potassium vegetables such as asparagus, green onion, kale or zucchini.
• Select a natural low-sodium cheese like cheddar or Swiss. If using a higher sodium cheese like parmesan or feta reduce the amount to 1/2 tablespoon
•Choose from pork, chicken or turkey sausage without phosphorus additives. Be aware some reduced-sodium breakfast meats are quite high in potassium due to potassium additives. Some sausages are not gluten-free. Read ingredients if you need a gluten-free diet.
• For an additive-free, lower sodium, gluten-free sausage try Homemade Turkey Sausage or Homemade Pan Sausage from recipes on DaVita.com.


Nutrients per serving

Calories 254

Protein 20 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 434 mg

Sodium 411 mg

Potassium 285 mg

Phosphorus 297 mg

Calcium 122 mg

Fiber 0.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable. low potassium

Carbohydrate choices

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