Vanilla Wafers with Sweet Cream Cheese Protein Spread


Serving Size:
4 cookies + 4 teaspoons spread

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 72 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Using a handheld mixer, mix the cream cheese with the protein powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on each of 4 vanilla wafers.
  3. Top each cookie with 1 berry. 

Helpful hints

  •  Substitute blackberries or raspberries for blueberries if desired.
  • Lemon, almond or other extract can be used in place of the vanilla extract, if desired.
  • One box of vanilla wafer cookies contains 70-80 cookies.
  • Compare whey protein brands and look for a brand without added phosphate additives. Ask your dietitian for recommendations on the lower phosphorus brands.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 130

Protein 4 g

Carbohydrates 14 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 16 mg

Sodium 94 mg

Potassium 38 mg

Phosphorus 22 mg

Calcium 17 mg

Fiber 0.4 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

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