Portions:
12

Serving Size:
1 square (1/12 recipe)

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

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, granulated
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip® lite frozen dessert topping, thawed
  • 1 cup salt-free pretzels, crushed coarsely
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted margarine, melted
  • 1 large box sugar-free strawberry gelatin mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 ounces unsweetened frozen strawberries

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir hot water into dry gelatin until dissolved completely. Add frozen strawberries and stir until berries are separated. Chill in refrigerator while making the crust and filling.
  3. To make the crust, combine pretzels, sugar and margarine in a bowl. Press into a 9” x 13” pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Set aside in a cool area.
  4. To make filling, blend together cream cheese and Splenda® sweetener. Add Cool Whip® dessert topping. Spread over cooled pretzel crust.
  5. Pour partially set gelatin and strawberries over cream cheese mixture.
  6. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into 12 equal-size portions.

Helpful hints

  • Substitute sugar for Splenda if you want to increase calorie intake for weight gain.
  • Check label on pretzels to be sure the product does not contain potassium chloride. Some brands with this ingredient are very high in potassium.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 236

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 21 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 19 mg

Sodium 76 mg

Potassium 80 mg

Phosphorus 41 mg

Calcium 7 mg

Fiber 0.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

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