Tropical Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the rolled oats to the boiling water.
  3. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the diced pineapple.
  5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the fruits are soft and the oatmeal is thick.
  6. Stir in the chia seeds and mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and let it sit for a minute.
  8. Serve warm.

Benefits of Tropical Pineapple-Chia Oatmeal

  1. Kidney-Friendly: Made with water instead of milk, making it suitable for CKD patients.
  2. Rich in Vitamins: Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and supports overall health.
  3. High Fiber: Oats and chia seeds contribute to dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and maintaining a healthy weight.
  4. Heart-Healthy: Oats are known to lower cholesterol levels, supporting cardiovascular health.
  5. Hydration and Omega-3: Chia seeds help maintain hydration and provide omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart and brain health.
  6. Natural Sweetness: The natural sweetness of pineapple reduces the need for added sugars.

Nutritive Value (Approximate per Serving)

  • Calories: 190 kcal
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6g
    • Sugars: 8g (from pineapple)
  • Fat: 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Potassium: 120mg
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Iron: 2mg

This tropical pineapple-chia oatmeal recipe offers a delightful combination of flavors and nutrients, making it an ideal choice for a balanced and health-supportive breakfast. It provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats, perfect for those managing CKD.

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