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What do you order when eating at a restaurant?

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Hello and congratulations! I will have my one year anniversary for a liver transplant next month. For liver transplant recipients our meds can cause all kinds of issues. I’m assuming that it’s similar for you. I find making beans, healthy casseroles, salads (such as carrot raisin), and other foods that will last a few days, on the weekend, is helpful. Then I eat fresh fruit salad and green salad, veggies, during the week. I don’t eat meat, but I do fish, eggs, tofu which are quick. Whole grains can also be cooked up on the weekend or evening and then reheated. There are lots of easy and healthy sauces that can be whipped up to accent grains and veggies. Cooking eggs and quinoa together is one of my favorite quick meals. I have greatly reduced my pasta and processed foods, no refined sugar, and very limited white flour.

I’m fortunate to have a lot of food trucks in the area, with healthy food, Indian, Mexican, and Asian. And, also at our farmers market, so that’s usually what I do for eating out. Fish and salad is healthy too for restaurant meals.

There are a lot of webinars and videos on healthy quick meals. Also, your transplant team nutritionist would be a great person to speak with to make sure your getting all the protein and nutrients you need, and are within optimum range on things like sodium, potassium, etc.

I’ve attached an article I’ve found helpful. But, again it pertains to liver recipients. So, definitely consult with your team. Others on Connects are kidney recipients and will be very helpful in sharing advice as well.

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Sounds delicious! What wonderful food ideas! Do you know where I may get the same information sheet on kidney transplants? The sheet you attached was very informative…THANK YOU for all the excellent details!! 🙂

Did you find this on your own or was it supplied to you by your transplant team?

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