Hi Cooking, Baking, all sorts of Culinary friends!
CREAM CHEESE SPREADS. I LOVE them. But I don’t always love the fat and sugar content that comes with the pre-packaged ones.
High-fat contents make my Acid Reflux ten times worse, so I took this one into my own hands as well! Using Neufchatel Cheese helps a lot, as it has 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese.
This spread is great on bagels, or my favorite, croissants! I’ve also paired it with a nice whole wheat roll and a fried egg on top. Delicious!
Read on to find out how to make this Acid Reflux friendly recipe! **Please note: Everyone’s Acid Reflux and GERD is different. Just because something works for me, doesn’t mean it will work for you. Trial and error is key, make different variations with your own veggies!**
Vegetable Neufchatel Cheese Dip
1 Carrot, chopped
1 Celery Stalk, chopped
1 Yellow Pepper (Optional, I actually forgot to put mine in! LOL)
A handful each of fresh chives, parsley, and cilantro
2 8oz packages Neufchatel Cheese (Room temp makes it easier to mix all together)
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp ground Mustard
MAKE IT! :
- Prep all your vegetables and herbs. Wash thoroughly and chop into small pieces.
- Toss the chopped veggies and herbs together with the seasonings, mix in with the room temperature cheese until fully combined.
**KEEP REFRIGERATED WHEN NOT USING**
And that’s it! Now you have a nice, healthy cheese spread or dip for your bagels or other vegetables. **Please remember, everything here is my own unless noted otherwise. If you are going to use a recipe, please use the hashtag bridgetskitchenadventures so I can check it out!
Until next time, Happy Cooking!