Magic Cup: Dessert Done Right for Dialysis Patients


What’s for dessert?

Jump in the wayback machine to the movie Matilda (starring Mara Wilson, Danny DaVito, and Rhea Perlman) for a sweet memory. When Crunchem Hall Elementary Principal Ms. Trunchbull decides to use an unorthodox form of discipline, she serves a student chocolate cake. But instead of struggling to eat it, he savors every last bite as his peers cheer him on.

OK, so you wouldn’t eat an entire chocolate cake. But when you’re craving something sweet, what’s your go-to dessert?

Pre-dialysis you might have splurged for cake, cookies, candy, or some other decadent dessert. But when you require dialysis to do the work your kidneys can’t, you have to be a little more selective about the foods you eat.

General dietary guidelines for dialysis patients recommend eating:

  • Less than 700mg of sodium per day
  • Less than 700mg of potassium per day
  • Less than 350mg of phosphorus per day
  • A moderate amount of protein +/- 25g

When you’re following a Dialysis-Friendly diet, you have to think differently about the foods you eat...including dessert. So what’s for dessert? Try Magic Cup frozen dessert

If you like ice cream or pudding, grab a spoon. Pick your favorite flavor. Peel back the cover on the container and dig in. Magic Cup dessert is available in the following flavors in packs of 3 or 12:

  • Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate
  • Orange Cream
  • Wild Berry
  • Vanilla

There’s 290 calories per one-cup serving (260 calories in the no-sugar vanilla). And each serving has just the right mix of protein, fats, and other nutrients to suit a Dialysis-Friendly diet.

Next time you’re hungry for dessert, you don’t have to settle for boring, bland, or go without. Pick your favorite Magic Cup, and enjoy...Yumm!