The nurse is educating a client about MAOI and diet. Which dietary selection by the client indicates that the nurse’s teaching was effective?

  1. egg-white omelet with a cup of yogurt
  2. baked chicken breast with green beans
  3. scrambled eggs with sausage and toast
  4. hot dog with sauerkraut, beans, and a fruit cup
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: A baked chicken breast with green beans is an acceptable diet choice for the client on MAOI. Clients on MAOI should avoid all foods containing tyramine, which can cause hypertensive crisis. Yogurt, sausage, and sauerkraut are high in tyramine.