Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  75
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  69 mg
  • Potassium  117 mg
  • Phosphorus  35 mg
  • Calcium  19 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute 1/4 medium red bell pepper for each tomato half if desired. Potassium is 12 mg lower.
  • Try DaVita FluidWise salt-free herb seasoning blend available through the DaVita Patients Store at, or use your favorite salt-free herb blend.
  • Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, and other legumes are high in potassium and phosphorus. Small amounts can be included in a healthy kidney diet to increase fiber. Each boat contains approximately 1/6 cup of chickpeas.
  • Removing the pulp from tomatoes reduces the potassium content.

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Tomato Boat Appetizer
sandi7hall says:

This recipe is great for me! I don't have a potassium problem. I have a phosphorus problem at present due to docs not reading my other meds and shooting my creatinine levels over the 2.31 range. I'm working with my renal doctor to get them back down. My problem is the amount of sugar in these recipes (I'm diabetic) and the amount is not listed in the nutrients per serving section. I would mash the chickpeas or process them in a processsor for better consistency and easier eating since these are appetizers. I like the recipe. I'm going to miss my molasses and gingersnaps and gingerbread until I get my creatinine levels under control.

Aug. 05, 2015, 10:10 PM
Tomato Boat Appetizer

how can you publish a TOMATO recipe. Has everyone forgotten what is a component of the tomato that is a kidney killer? look it up! Dietitian comment: The reason tomatoes and tomato products are limited is the high potassium content. That does not mean kidney patient cannot include some tomato in limited amounts, especially when potassium is in the normal range. Patients on peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis have more frequent dialysis and often need to add additional potassium foods to prevent low potassium levels. One serving from this recipe has only 117 mg potassium. This is considered low potassium.

Mar. 13, 2015, 9:43 AM

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