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Premier Nephrology Consultants

Caring for the Community with Excellence and Compassion

Renal Diet - Protein

Since grains and vegetables have small amounts of protein in them, they do not need to be counted. Use the list below to decide how much high protein food you can eat. The number of grams of protein is listed after each food. Read food labels or ask your caregiver for the amount of potassium in foods NOT listed below.

Type of Food

Amount of Food

Amount of Protein contained in that amount of food

Cooked meat, fish, or poultry

1 oz.

7 grams

Large Egg

1 whole egg

7 grams

Milk or Yogurt

1 cup

8 grams

Pudding or Custard

½ cup

4 grams

Peanut Butter

2 Tablespoons

7 grams

Cheese (Semi-hard, for example, cheddar, Swiss, etc.)

1 slice or 1 inch cube

7 grams

Cottage or Ricotta Cheese

¼ cup

7 grams

Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tablespoons

7 grams

Cooked dried beans, peas, or lentils

½ cup

8 grams

Tofu

½ cup, or 4 oz.

7 grams

Soy milk

½ cup

4 grams

Soy tempeh

¼ cup

7 grams

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