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

    Prep time: 30 minutes

    What you need:

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

    What to do:

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

    Nutritional analysis (per serving):

    • 122 calories
    • 4g protein
    • 11g fat
    • 3g sat. fat
    • 4g carbohydrate
    • 1g fiber
    • 12mg cholesterol
    • 87mg sodium
    • 38mg calcium
    • 0.5mg iron

    Serves: 11

    Serving size: 1/4 cup

    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.

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