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Tropical Ball of Cheese

Note: This recipe is especially for kids who must avoid gluten, a type of protein found in many foods.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8-ounce package of light cream cheese, softened
  • 4-ounce container of light tropical fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Cut tropical fruit into smaller pieces.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, fruit, and ½ cup walnuts.
  3. Chill well in refrigerator.
  4. Mold into a ball and roll cheese in remaining ½ cup of nuts.

Serves: 11

Serving size: ¼ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
122 calories
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 more by using fat-free cream cheese.

Date reviewed: July 2015

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