Phosphate Swap Shop

 

AVOID

 

TRY INSTEAD

Meat

Liver, kidney, pate, sausages, salami, meat pastes

 

Fresh Beef, Lamb, pork, chicken, turkey

Fish

Crab, sardines, kippers, whitebait, fish roe, monk fish, sea bass, prawns, bones of tinned fish

 

Fresh Cod, Whiting, plaice, lemon sole, tuna, salmon

Bread, rolls and scones

Naan bread, soda bread, scones

 

Ciabatta, garlic bread, pitta, white sliced bread, brown sliced bread, baguettes, croissants, granary rolls, soft & crusty white rolls.

Rice and Pasta

Brown Rice and brown pasta

 

White Pasta, plain noodles, basmati rice, white rice

Breakfast Cereals

All Bran, Branflakes, muesli, cereals containing nuts or chocolate, Ready Brek, wheat germ.

 

Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, Riccles, Special K, Porridge, Weetabix, Ready Brek, Frosties

Sweets / snack food

Chocolate and foods containing chocolate such as cakes, bars or sweets, fudge, toffees, cereal bars, nuts

 

In moderation

Boiled Sweets, marshmallows, jellies, mints, Turkish delight (no chocolate)

Beverages

Horlicks, Ovaltine, Drinking Chocolate, Complan, Build Up, Cola Drinks

 

 

Tea, lemonade, tonic water, lucozade, ginger ale.

You can use most dilutible drinks – check the label and avoid those with a fruit juice content of more than 12%

Biscuits, cakes, pastry, buns

Oat based biscuits, oatcakes, flapjacks, rye crispbreads, and biscuits containing nuts or chocolate, scones, cake mixes, waffles, cakes containing nuts or chocolate, instant dessert mixes.

In moderation

Gingernuts, custard creams, jammy dodgers, Jam rings, Shortcake, Shortbread, Madeira cake, pastry, doughnuts, jam tarts, crumbles, tarts, lemon meringue pie

More suitable in moderation on a reduced sugar diet

Rich Tea,  Marietta, Lincoln, Digestives, water biscuits, cream crackers

Please note: that a considerable number of the above suggestions are a source of added phosphates and should be considered as “treat foods”.