Green Slice Foods: The Ideal Solution for Kids with PKU

If your child suffers from Phenylketonuria (PKU), you know how hard it can be to find meals that your entire family will enjoy.

Luckily, there are several low-protein meat alternatives available that will allow your family, your child’s friends and more to all enjoy pizza night, the grilling of hotdogs, sandwiches at the park and more.

Thanks to Green Slice Foods your child can enjoy a ham sandwich, or a hot dog, just like their siblings and friends.

What is PKU?

PKU is an inherited disorder that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Someone who suffers from PKU has a defect in the gene that helps create the enzyme that breaks down phenylalanine.

Without this enzyme, a dangerous buildup can develop when a person with PKU eats phenylalanine rich foods which include foods that have high protein or artificial sweeteners.

How is PKU Treated?

The main treatment for PKU is a low-protein diet that completely avoids high-protein and phenylalanine-rich foods that include meat, eggs and dairy products and controls the intake of many other foods, such as potatoes and cereals.

Other foods that should be limited include fish, beans and nuts.

How do those with PKU get protein?

While it is suggested to avoid high protein foods if you have PKU, you will still need small amounts of protein for your body to function properly.

Today, the major source of dietary protein for those with PKU consists of mixtures of synthetic AA devoid of phenylalanine and a small amount of dietary protein from fruits and vegetables with phenylalanine.

How Does Green Slice Foods Help?

Green Slice Foods understands how difficult it can be to find low-protein, meat alternatives for yourself or your child that has PKU.

People on PKU diets must know the exact amount of protein they are ingesting, and nutrition labels today aren’t intricate enough, only showing rounded amounts of protein.

At Green Slice Foods we provide unrounded protein information for those who have PKU. The unrounded protein info per 100g can be seen below:

  • Veggeroni Deli Slices: 7.48g
  • Mixed Garden Deli Slices: 7.49g
  • Summer Savory Deli Slices: 7.47g
  • Applewood Smoked Deli Slices: 9.68g
  • Veggie Dogs: 7.47g

If you or a loved one lives with PKU and are looking for delicious and low-protein options to add to your meals, we ask that you think of us at Green Slice Foods.

We have a full line of meatless, plant-based deli items and hot dogs available that will be a great addition to your PKU diet.

Whether it be our veggie dogs, vegan pepperoni, vegan turkey, vegan ham and more, we have the low protein meatless meats you need for any occasion.

Grilled cheese with vegan ham

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