Low-protein tuna-salad sandwich

Caroline Lawrance, dietetic intern

Low-protein tuna-salad sandwich

The following recipe is a nice alternative for individuals on a low-protein diet. Additionally, this sandwich is low-potassium and low-phosphorus


  • 2 Slice white sandwich bread
  • 1/4 Can (1oz) canned low-sodium tuna, packed in water
  • 1 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 leaf lettuce


1. Strain and rinse 1 ounce canned tuna.
2. Mix tuna with mayonnaise, and spread over 1 slice of bread
3. Top with 1 lettuce leaf and second slice of bread

Nutrient Analysis

Calories: 318 KCal

Protein: 10 g

Carbohydrates: 37 g

Fibre: 2 g

Total Fat: 13 g

Sodium: 569 mg

Phosphorus: 120 mg

Potassium: 142 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 1

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

2 starch
1 protein
2.5 Carbohydrate choices

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