Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  166
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  26 mg
  • Sodium  102 mg
  • Potassium  70 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  34 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Mint Jelly Cream Cheese Dip

Green mint jelly is the secret to making a simple, 3 ingredient kidney-friendly appetizer.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Juliet from Arkansas.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1-1/2 tablespoons dip with 3 crackers


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mint jelly
  • 30 low-sodium crackers


  1. Open cream cheese and place entire bar onto a serving plate.
  2. Spread jelly on the top of the cream cheese.
  3. Serve with low-sodium crackers or flat bread.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Prepare the night before or right before serving.  It’s very easy and inexpensive!
  • You can use any jelly flavor, but green is nice for St. Patty’s Day. Try jalapeño pepper jelly for an extra kick.

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