Renal Transplant Diet


BREAK FAST: MILK(tonned)                 200mls (1glass)

BREAD(whole wheat)               2 slices

PROTEIN paneer30-gms/6tspbesan/1katsprouts

OIL 1tsp(5gms)

MID MORNING: STEWED FRUIT/TCW                 150 gms/150ml


LUNCH: CEREAL             60gms(3 chappati/3 kat rice)

DAL(whole)             30gms(1kat)

VEGETABLE                           150gms(1kat)

DAHI             125gms(1 kat)                        OIL             7gms(1/2 tsp)

TEA: TEA                                                               1cup

SNACK(prt)                                                 30gms

DINNER: CEREAL         60gms(3 chappati/3 kat rice)

DAL         30gms(1 kat)

VEGETABLE         150gms(1kat)

OIL         7gms(1 ½ tsp)

BED TIME    MILK                                                    150mls(1 cup)   

FOR NON VEG: 1 Egg twice a week or 2 egg whites daily

80gms of chicken/80gms of fish in place of dal( 4 times a week)

Foods that can be taken liberally

  • Fresh lemon water, coconut water
  • Salads, steamed vegetables, clear soups,fruits
  • Tomato juice, soda, dilute butter milk

Foods to be avoided 

  • Full cream milk and its products
  • Cream, butter, desighee, khoa, cheese
  • Red meat, egg yolk, pork, liver, kidney
  • Fried food like puris, parantha, pakoras
  • Cakes, pastries, pickles, sauces
  • Tinned and preserved food

Foods that can be taken in moderation  

  • Paneer, chicken, fish, eggs
  • Refined oil, soyabeanoil, oliveoil, peanutoil, mustard oil 

Renal Transplant

          As your kidney function improves, you will be able to have much more variety in your diet. Some of the changes in your diet with improved kidney function, include:

  • You can increase the variety of foods.
  • You will need good sources of protein to improve the proteins in your blood. 
  • You will need to increase the phosphorus foods in your diet. 
  • You will be able to have normal amounts of potassium foods. 
  • It is also important to take in adequate calcium to protect your bones. 
  • You should continue to limit your intake of sodium


  1. A common problem with transplant patients is Weight Gain because
  • You can eat your favorite foods again.
  • You have a much-improved appetite.
  • You feel better, so eating is once again a pleasure.

But achieving and maintaining a desirable weight is a major goal of your nutrition care plan. The bookends for weight management are: exercise and diet.

Exercise should be a planned program in consultation with your doctor

Finally, because of your medications you have a lower than normal immune system. So, it is very important to avoid food-borne illnesses.

Safe Food Handling

  • Wash hands frequently in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds at a time especially before handling your food.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in the same water you use for drinking and peel them.  
  • Separate foods to be eaten raw. Use separate cutting boards.
  • Sanitize sinks and chopping boards with 1/2-teaspoon bleach in 2 cups water.
  • Do not share utensils or food.
  • Do not eat the following foods raw: Eggs: raw eggs in any form, including eggnog. 

Milk: unpasteurized milk or other dairy product such as commercial ice creams. Commercial milk and milk products like packaged lassi, yogurt etc.

Seafood: such as in sushi, raw oysters

Sprouts: moong dal, sprouted dalia etc. should be well cooked.

Hot dogs, hamburger, and sausage must be well cooked