Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  134
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  62 mg
  • Potassium  73 mg
  • Phosphorus  29 mg
  • Calcium  10 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Christmas Cranberry Salad

While this Christmas Cranberry Salad adds merriment to a potluck or holiday table, its fruitful goodness can be enjoyed any time of year. Flavorful with crunch appeal, try this tasty kidney-friendly recipe by DaVita renal dietitian, Joyce from Texas, at your next gathering.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Joyce from Texas.

Portions: 18     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 6 ounces dry raspberry gelatin mix
  • 8 ounces canned crushed pineapple, juice pack
  • 1 pound raw cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Drain pineapple and reserve liquid.
  2. Make gelatin according to package directions, using drained pineapple juice for part of the liquid. Refrigerate until partially set.
  3. Chop pecans and dice celery.
  4. Chop or grind cranberries by hand or in a food processor.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients with cranberries, then blend into partially set gelatin. 
  6. Pour into greased gelatin molds and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours until firm.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Sugar-free gelatin may be substituted for regular gelatin. Carbohydrate is reduced to 15 grams per serving and Carbohydrate choices are reduced to one.
  • For extra firmness, add 1 package unflavored dry gelatin to flavored dry gelatin before adding liquid in step #1 above.

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