Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  179
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  4 mg
  • Sodium  235 mg
  • Potassium  90 mg
  • Phosphorus  88 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Festive Fruit Salad

Why not get colorful with your next kidney-friendly recipe? You'll find it in the Festive Fruit Salad.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Nina, wife of a DaVita patient, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Margaret from Colorado.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 3 ounces lime gelatin mix
  • 2 cups canned pineapple tidbits, packed in juice
  • 8 ounces whipped topping 


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle dry gelatin over cottage cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, mix whipped topping and drained pineapple together.
  3. Fold whipped topping and fruit mixture into cottage cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve as a salad on iceberg lettuce leaves or as a dessert, garnished with a thin green apple slice.

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Festive Fruit Salad

Mctree11 says:


My Davita team has urged me to eat cottage cheese to get more protein. I REALLY DISLIKE COTTAGE CHEESE!!. However I tried this recipe and LOVE it. Thanks again.

Aug. 15, 2012, 5:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

Festive Fruit Salad

Brendon says:


Thanks for the helpful tips DaVita, my mom is a diabetic with slight renal failure, so learning how to prepare healtier meals for her would be great and hopefully help her to live longer.

Aug. 30, 2011, 6:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

Festive Fruit Salad

Balindab says:


My aunt makes this and brings to our family reunion. I love it and now I am glad i can have it.

Aug. 28, 2011, 3:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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