Going onto renal dialysis changes everything about a person's life, not the least of which is diet. While it seems that there are a lot of "do not eat" rules, it is possible to have a varied and delicious diet from the list of foods that are acceptable and healthy for people undergoing dialysis treatment. Yes, choices must be made, but many people live quite well for decades while having dialysis several times a week.
Breakfast can be a serving of steak or burger and eggs (an omelet made with three whites and one yolk, perhaps), fruit selected from the low potassium list, a slice of toast with jam.
Wheat, rice, and corn cereals work either hot or cold. Potatoes can be included RARELY if they have been soaked overnight before cooking. (The foam that rises to the top of the soaking pot is the potassium leaching out of the potatoes into the water, which must be discarded.) White rice (not brown) can take the place of hash browns.
Lunches and dinners could include sliced roast beef, poultry, well-rinsed tuna, or fish with a salad of iceberg lettuce (lower potassium than loose leaf) with a selection of carefully chosen fresh or canned vegetables. A fruit salad in a base of non-dairy whipped topping, made with canned fruits can also be eaten.
In addition to the liquid supplements available especially for dialysis patients (high calorie, high protein, low sodium and potassium blends) snacks can include selected fruits, a vegetable snack tray with seasoned sour cream, a mix of rice chex, corn chex, wheat chex and popcorn drizzled with melted butter seasoned with garlic, onion, chili powder and parmesan cheese.
Unless diabetes is a consideration, calories can also come from hard candies and other sugar-rich foods that don't contain sodium, potassium or phosphorous.
Please keep in mind that THESE ARE GENERAL GUIDELINES. SPECIFIC MENUS OR FOOD CHOICES SHOULD BE MADE ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF YOUR NUTRITIONIST OR PHYSICIAN.