Skinny-er Scallion Cream Cheese Spread

This creation emerged after a visit with my daughter to help her search for a new apartment. She’s graduating from college in May and has been offered a job from the company that she is currently interning for. Yay! Anyway…we had stopped at a bagel place to get breakfast and she raved about the scallion cream cheese that came with her everything bagel. I have to admit, it was delicious, but I just knew that the amount of calories and fat on top of my bagel was probably a whole day’s worth.

Even after I returned home, I couldn’t stop thinking about that cream cheese because it was THAT good. My daughter’s birthday was coming up so I decided that I would make a homemade scallion cream cheese as part of her birthday basket. But I also knew that she wanted to watch her fat content. And that’s when the brainstorm hit me. I just KNEW that I could make a scallion cream cheese that was lighter and healthier. I accepted my own challenge.

I hit the nail on the head on the first try. This cream cheese spread is so flavorful and fresh! Here’s my easy recipe:

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Scallion Cream Cheese Spread

  • 1 container (8 oz) of Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1 container (5 oz) of Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup of diced scallions (about 5 scallions with bulb and stalk included)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for at least an hour. That’s it! This spread is terrific with fresh veggies. I especially love it with radishes and celery. Daughter gave it a huge thumbs up as well. Win!

I plugged in the recipe into an online nutritional calculator with the results as follow for a serving of approx 2 tablespoons:

  • calories = 52
  • carbs = 4
  • fat = 4 gr
  • protein = 2
  • sodium = 56
  • sugar = 1
  • Plus you’re getting some good probiotics from the yogurt.

And there you have it! A delightful dip or spread that you don’t have to feel guilty about. Give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. By the way…it is divine spread on top of toast made with the Peasant Bread. Yum!!

 

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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