Mandarin Orange and Cottage Cheese Salad


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

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


  • 16-ounce container frozen dessert whipped topping
  • 1 small box orange gelatin
  • 11 ounces canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup cottage cheese


  1. In a medium bowl mix thawed dessert topping and dry gelatin powder together.
  2. Drain the mandarin oranges. Add mandarin oranges and cottage cheese to dessert topping mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Tru Whip® frozen dessert topping does not contain phosphate additives.
  • For variety, substitute a 16-ounce can of drained pineapple for mandarin oranges and lime gelatin for orange gelatin.
  • Use sugar-free gelatin and sugar-free dessert topping for lower a carbohydrate dessert. Carbohydrates are reduced to 7 grams per serving, 1/2 Carbohydrate Choice.
  • Add 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows for extra sweetness. Top with 2 tablespoons chopped pecans if desired.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 270

Protein 5 g

Carbohydrates 29 g

Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 3 mg

Sodium 153 mg

Potassium 71 mg

Phosphorus 65 mg

Calcium 37 mg

Fiber 0.2 g

Added Sugar 24 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat (protein)
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high-calorie
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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