Serving Size:
2 tablespoons

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


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 ounces canned tuna
  • 1/3 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • Set cream cheese out to soften for 30 minutes.
  • Drain canned tuna and flake with a fork.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, tuna, cranberries, celery, onion and cumin. Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
  • Combine the bread crumbs and parsley then place on a plate. Shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll in bread crumbs to cover.
  • Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Helpful hints

  • Serve with low-sodium crackers, apple slices or raw veggies.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 77

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 5 g

Fat 5 g

Cholesterol 18 mg

Sodium 92 mg

Potassium 51 mg

Phosphorus 38 mg

Calcium 20 mg

Fiber 0.3 g

Added Sugar 2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 fat

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