Serving Size:
2 tablespoons

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Soften cream cheese then place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drain pineapple well. Chop bell pepper.
  3. Add ingredients to bowl and mix well to blend.
  4. Shape the mixture into a ball. Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.

Helpful hints

  • Be sure the pineapple is thoroughly drained, squeezing liquid by hand, if needed.
  • Serve with a variety of crackers or pita chips.
  • Try low-fat cream cheese to reduce the fat content.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 95

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 4 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 31 mg

Sodium 93 mg

Potassium 65 mg

Phosphorus 32 mg

Calcium 28 mg

Fiber 0.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 milk
  • 1 fat

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