Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  64
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  16 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  66 mg
  • Phosphorus  9 mg
  • Calcium  5 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Cranberry-Apple Salad

DaVita renal dietitian Lori from Texas suggests this tasty Cranberry-Apple Salad recipe for those looking for a new take on how to enjoy fruit. Not only is fruit a healthy addition to your kidney diet, this salad is a snap to make.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lori from Texas.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 2-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 4 medium Red Delicious apples
  • 1 tablespoon Fruit-Fresh® Produce Protector
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows 


    1. Peel and core apples. Place apples and cranberries in a food processor and chop.
    2. Sprinkle with Fruit-Fresh® and mix well.
    3. Fold in sugar and marshmallows.
    4. Chill at least 4 hours.
    5. Stir and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Fresh-Fruit® Produce Protector is a product that prevents fresh fruits and vegetables from browning. You can use lemon juice instead if desired.
  • For a great presentation, serve salad in butter lettuce leaves. 

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Cranberry-Apple Salad

Chium4303 says:


Looks good will try it

Nov. 07, 2014, 4:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry-Apple Salad

saah3001 says:


Few observations, am new: •Sugar & marshmallows in diabetic meal? •What's in the fruit protector? Why load kidneys with chemicals to expel? Isn't there a natural alternative? Few drops of lemon in a little water, mist sprayed? Else, make smaller, fresh batch for immediate serving? •Wld appreciate comments. Dietitian comment: Since the total carbohydrate content is only 16 grams, a serving from this recipe with the sugar and marshmallows can easily be included in a diabetic meal. The fruit protector is ascorbic acid and citric acid. You can use citrus juice such as lemon or lime instead.

Aug. 11, 2014, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry-Apple Salad

Bevflo722 says:


where can i buy "Fresh-Fruit Produce Protector" Moderator comment: Most grocery stores will have it in stock. Look for it near the canning supplies.

Jul. 23, 2012, 2:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry-Apple Salad

nancyfaith says:


Thanks DaVita for great recipes that make renal foods look so appetizing and tastes delicious!

Sep. 23, 2011, 10:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry-Apple Salad

captdret says:


I LOVE THIS SALAD, I could eat this any day of the week, three times a day, mmmmmmm delious!

Aug. 28, 2009, 5:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry-Apple Salad



This salad my husband liked very much. I am glad I found this website. I don't have to worry what to prepare for a pre- dialysis patient. Thanks!

Feb. 27, 2009, 5:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

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