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Your UTI-Prevention Meal Plan

Our dietitian-curated menu uses nutrients like vitamin C and probiotics, which help prevent painful urinary tract infections.

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Caused by bacteria that enters the urinary tract, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be painful and frustrating. But luckily, there are some proactive steps you can take to help prevent UTIs.

While antibiotics are the primary treatment for UTIs, diet and lifestyle factors may help prevent and reduce recurring infections. Read How to Eat Well for a Urinary Tract Infection for more information on what causes UTIs and how to help prevent them.

This plan puts our recommendations into practice using cranberries, which have been connected to a lower prevalence of UTIs in women. The menu is also rich in vitamin C foods and probiotics, which help to balance your urine’s pH and improve immunity, respectively. This three-day menu is balanced, delicious and may help ward off UTIs in the future.

 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Breakfast 1 Yogurt Parfait with Melon & Chia Seeds

8 oz coffee or green/herbal tea

12 oz water

1 High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Pocket

8 oz coffee or green/herbal tea

12 oz water

1 High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Pocket (leftovers)

8 oz coffee or green/herbal tea

12 oz water

Lunch 2 servings (2 cups) Carrot Cumin Coconut Soup

20 oz water 

1 serving Greek Lamb Burger Salad with Yogurt Feta Drizzle (leftovers)

1 No-Bake Cranberry Apple Oat Bar (leftovers)

20 oz water 

1 serving (3 small wraps) Seared Sesame Tuna Nori Wraps (leftovers)

20 oz water 

Snack 1 No-Bake Cranberry Apple Oat Bar

20 oz water 

1 No-Bake Cranberry Apple Oat Bar (leftovers)

20 oz water

1 No-Bake Cranberry Apple Oat Bar (leftovers)

20 oz water

Dinner 1 serving Greek Lamb Burger Salad with Yogurt Feta Drizzle

20 oz water

1 serving (3 small wraps) Seared Sesame Tuna Nori Wraps

1 serving Roasted Radishes & Greens with Tahini Sauce

20 oz water

2 servings (2 cups) Carrot Cumin Coconut Soup (leftovers)

1 serving Roasted Radishes & Greens with Tahini Sauce (leftovers)

20 oz water

Daily Totals: 

1,757 calories, 102 g total fat, 47 g saturated fat, 137 g cholesterol, 1,494 mg sodium, 129 g carb, 30 g fiber, 48 g sugar, 89 g protein

Daily Totals: 

1,848 calories, 128 g total fat, 28 g saturated fat, 387 g cholesterol, 2,420 mg sodium, 90 g carb, 30 g fiber, 30 g sugar, 93 g protein

Daily Totals: 

1,828 calories, 111 g total fat, 41 g saturated fat, 283 g cholesterol, 2,455 mg sodium, 127 g carb, 31 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 84 g protein

 

Jessie Shafer RD
Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian, team member at The Real Food Dietitians, former magazine editor, avid cyclist, and busy mom of two who loves to share her enthusiasm for the fun of eating well.

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