I found an easy, diabetes-friendly cheeseball recipe and modified it. Not only does it look festive (red and green), but it tastes amazing!
---goat cheese (as much or as little as you like)
---dried cranberries (to taste)
---pistachios (minus the shells---and again, as much as you want)
---1 block of low-fat cream cheese
Soften the cream cheese and then mix (I used a mixer) with the goat cheese.
Stir in the nuts and cranberries.
Form into a ball.
Stick it in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with whole wheat crackers.
The protein and fat balance the carbs (in the cranberries) well. Pistachios, I learned, are the lowest calorie nuts---yet they are just as high in protein than their peers.