Serving Size:
1 cup

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


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 pound small shell pasta, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces tuna canned in olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons gherkin pickles
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice 


  1. Boil eggs until hard boiled, about 10 minutes. Remove eggs to a bowl of cold water to cool.
  2. While eggs are cooking, boil 1 pound of small shells or ditalini pasta until al dente. Drain.
  3. Add pasta to a bowl and mix in mayonnaise.
  4. Add 6 ounces canned tuna and mix with pasta.
  5. Add chopped baby gherkin pickles and a tablespoon of pickle juice; mix with pasta.
  6. Peel and slice hard boiled eggs and add to pasta.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Helpful hints

  • Freda uses Pastene® brand Italian-style tuna (tonno) canned with olive oil.
  • Ditalini pasta is a type of pasta shaped like small tubes and described as very short macaroni.
  • Adjust portion for a lower carbohydrate diet.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 246

Protein 13 g

Carbohydrates 35 g

Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 60 mg

Sodium 140 mg

Potassium 107 mg

Phosphorus 144 mg

Calcium 19 mg

Fiber 2.0 g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


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