Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  232
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  7 mg
  • Sodium  112 mg
  • Potassium  58 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  101 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Creamy Vanilla Delight

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Tiffany from Arizona.

Portions: 15     Serving size: 3" x 2-1/2" piece


  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 stick unsalted margarine
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 8 ounces whipped dessert topping
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cartons ready-to-eat vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Set margarine, cream cheese and whipped topping to soften.
  2. Combine flour and margarine, and press into a 9" x 13"pan. (Do not grease or spray pan with nonstick spray.)
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crust starts to brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine cream cheese, sugar and half of the whipped topping in a bowl and blend until smooth. Spread over cooled crust.
  5. In a small bowl combine pudding and vanilla extract. Spread pudding over cream cheese mixture.
  6. Top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle coconut on top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Cut into 15 servings. Enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 milk
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Ready-to-eat pudding is lower in phosphorus and sodium compared to the cook and serve or instant pudding mix. Snack Pack Pudding® brand ready-to-eat vanilla pudding does not contain phosphate additives, however it is high in calcium, so avoid if you are on a low calcium diet.
  •  Use four 3.25 ounce containers, (1 package) of ready-made pudding.
  • Try different flavors of pudding for a variety of tastes.
  • Substitute Splenda® or other low calorie sweetener for sugar to reduce carbohydrate to 19 grams per serving (one carbohydrate choice).



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