Note: This recipe is especially for kids who must avoid gluten, a type of protein found in many foods.
Prep time: 30 minutes
- 8-oz. package of light cream cheese, softened
- 4 oz. light tropical fruit cocktail, drained
- 1 c. walnuts, chopped
- Cut tropical fruit into smaller pieces.
- Combine softened cream cheese, fruit, and 1/2 c. walnuts.
- Chill well in refrigerator.
- Mold into a ball and roll cheese in remaining 1/2 c. of nuts.
Serving size: 1/4 c.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
4 g protein
11 g fat
3 g sat. fat
4 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
12 mg cholesterol
87 mg sodium
38 mg calcium
0.5 mg iron
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Variations and suggestions:
Serve with carrots, celery, and/or gluten-free crackers. You can cut calories even further by using fat-free cream cheese.
Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012
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