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

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Any flavor jelly is acceptable. Use reduced-sugar jelly or fruit spread to reduce carbohydrate to 36 grams.
  • Select low-sodium peanut butter to reduce sodium to 350 mg.
  • Peanut butter is a higher potassium and phosphorus ingredient but still works in a kidney diet as a substitute for meat. Portion control is important. 

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Willfight says:

Two thumbs up for my first grilled PBJ sandwich!! I used crunchy peanut butter and fruit spread because that's all I had and I'll never have it any other way! Warm, gooey with crunchy bits and a hint of sweetness. Yummy!

Sep. 22, 2017, 11:35 AM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

never thought of grilling a peanut butter and Jam sandwich, but one sandwich I do make , using a toasted sandwich maker, is Jam (jelly) and small slices of apple. place slice of bread, butter side down in toaster, layer with jelly, then apple, the another bread slice on top which has been buttered, butter side up, close lid of toaster, which seals and cuts in half, and cook for about 1.5 minutes.. This is always a favourite after savoury toasted sandwiches.

May. 27, 2017, 8:51 PM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
zapata7 says:

I've recently tried this it's melted gooiest delight ! I used sour dough bread and sugar free preserves smaller in size. I found that eating only half is satisfying .

Aug. 24, 2015, 8:11 AM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
tea2 says:

What if I don't grill the sandwich and don't use the butter will the phosphorus or potassium numbers change? Dietitian comment: No the values for phosphorus and potassium will be about the same. If you reduce the peanut butter to 1 tablespoon the values are lower.

Jul. 29, 2015, 1:03 PM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
mwashi3 says:

I thought that we weren't supposed to have peanut butter because of the phosphorous Dietitian comment: If it is the main protein source you can have reasonable amounts of peanut butter in place of meat.

Jun. 09, 2015, 1:26 PM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
LADYLDY222 says:

I go by the 300 sodium count so I will just make a half sandwich., and be safe.. THANK YOU...

May. 15, 2015, 5:35 AM
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
KittyKat says:

how can this be safe? hi potassium hi phospherous (maybe) and hi sodium what is the difference between this and regular peanut butter? Dietitian comment: Peanut butter can be included in a kidney diet in controlled amounts and as a replacement for other protein source--that's what keeps the potassium and phosphorus within a kidney-friendly goal. The bread contributes most of the sodium but still less than 500 mg. You could add additional items like fruit, to complete the meal and still stay with 1/3 of the sodium for a 2000 mg sodium diet.

Apr. 02, 2015, 11:41 AM
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
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
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
pena47 says:

This sounds great as a meal pena47

Jan. 23, 2013, 3:40 PM

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