Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  311
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  52 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  1 mg
  • Sodium  178 mg
  • Potassium  104 mg
  • Phosphorus  26 mg
  • Calcium  1 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Cookie Salad

What do you get when you combine cookies and fruit? A kidney-friendly dish by renal dietitian Carrie from Ohio called Cookie Salad. Ths dessert includes low potassium fruits and vanilla wafers to make a scrumptious dessert.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Carrie from Ohio.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1 cup


  • Jell-O® Instant Vanilla Pudding mix (5.1-ounces) 
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy coffee creamer
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip® dessert topping
  • 20 ounces canned pineapple tidbits, packed in juice
  • 21 ounces canned light mandarin oranges
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers


  1. In large bowl, combine instant vanilla pudding and creamer. Mix well.
  2. Fold thawed Cool Whip into pudding.
  3. Fold fruit into pudding mixture.
  4. Place vanilla wafers in large zip-lock bag and crush with a rolling pin or mallet.
  5. Fold 3/4 of the crushed wafers into pudding mixture.
  6. Top pudding with remaining wafer crumbs.
  7. Refrigerate overnight or for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit
  • 2 fat
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Partially thaw the Cool Whip prior to use.
  • Coffee-mate® liquid nondairy coffee creamer was used for the nutritional analysis of this recipe.
  • This dessert looks pretty in a glass bowl.

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Cookie Salad

Luepke217 says:


it's too bad that portion control is so hard with this one ;)

Jun. 21, 2014, 5:53 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cookie Salad

lizzie1 says:


I love this salad,my nurse prepared this for us to enjoy while on dializis and it was great.

May. 28, 2014, 3:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cookie Salad

sjgeorge says:


My Davita dietician made this and gave samples to the patients, it was wonderful. Can't wait to make it myself.

Jul. 20, 2009, 2:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cookie Salad

rdcarrie says:


Quick and easy. Yummy.

May. 16, 2008, 5:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

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