@carnes. @jeanice. As I have only recently been diagnosed with kidney disease and diabetes, I would agree with you about how confusing is the information about diets. The two recipes I am sharing with you were born of necessity and have been approved by my doctors and dietitian. I am sharing them with you to help you in your particular situation. I have been eating them every day for six months for breakfast and lunch because I have no choice (I have lost approximately 20 pounds). Prior to developing my two new diseases, I was already limited in my diet choices by Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I hope these recipes help you until you are better able to arrange your own diet choices, but would urge you to check with your doctor/dietitian as to whether they are suitable for you. @kamama94's recipes are wonderful, but I am told I do not at this time have to adhere to such a strict diet. However, when I need to, I will. I do use the information she provides to help plan my dinner menus. You will note that I include dairy, eggs, and fish – I do not adhere to a vegan diet, and based on my research, the dairy, eggs and fish are appropriate for all but the most strict renal diet. The excess liquid from canned products should be drained, but I do not use low sodium tuna, which is usually albacore, because there are other problems with that type of tuna. Cooked chicken would be a good choice to substitute for the fish. I also use a small amount of butter for flavoring the eggs, and again, for me, that's not a problem. A substitute might be EVOO, or mayo, etc.
For breakfast or lunch: Three tablespoons low fat cottage cheese ; one-half cup diced cauliflower rice, onions, bell peppers (red, green or yellow), or radishes; one-half cup chopped fruit – apples, cranberries, grapes, pineapples or strawberries; one-half can (3 oz.) of chunk light tuna in water, sardines, or salmon. Mix and enjoy. Amounts can be increased but start with the minimum. Ingredients can also be mixed, as in peppers and cauliflower. If you are on a vegan diet, not sure what one would substitute for the tuna. Protein is important.
For breakfast or lunch: Two slices bread, toasted; one egg dropped into boiling water and cooked 12 minutes or longer; butter. Toast one slice bread, spread with butter; remove egg, slice off top, and place one-half egg on bread. Egg is enjoyed hot. Toast second slice and repeat. I then eat some sugar snap peas. Please note that I am on a very strict diet, but not a vegan diet. With the eggs, I would suggest choosing fruits and or vegetables (perhaps summer squash or lettuce and tomato) from a recommended list. I limit my serving size to around one-half of a cup and opt to have more variety. After checking the sites @kamama94 suggested, you might be able to make better choices, or ones that are more appetizing. Dinner is my hardest meal of the day as physically I cannot make two separate meals for my husband and myself.
Take your time, and learn all you can. You will find your way, especially with the help of a dietitian. My kidney/diabetes problem arose in the last couple of years, and I am now 80. One has to be tough, I've found, to be a Senior Citizen. Let us know how you are doing, and please be kind to yourself. One suggestion – if you are really hungry between meals or miss desert, two snacks I would recommend – with doctor's approval – are a teaspoon of low-fat peanut butter, perhaps spread on Apple slices, and sugar-free applesauce on toast!!
On the subject of salad dressings, I do not use salad dressings because I can't eat vinegar or citrus. What I do enjoy is a side of rather strong-flavored shredded cheese, such as blue cheese. A tiny quantity, taken with each bite, adds substantial flavor, I think.