Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This snack was like dessert!! Only healthy and with vegetables! I did get some weird looks for eating sweet pumpkin dip with cauliflower and broccoli but oh man was it good.

This was a fantastic snack.

It reminded me of pumpkin cheesecake and who wouldn't love to eat pumpkin cheesecake for a snack! I got this recipe from a cooking light cookbook that I got from a friend. It called for 1/2 cup brown sugar but I subbed that for 1/4 cup brown sugar splenda blend and cut 25 calories per 2 tbsp off of it. Nice. The brown sugar splenda blend IS expensive but you only need 1/2 the amount compared to regular brown sugar.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

6 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar splenda
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add syrup and cinnamon, beat until smooth. Cover and chill. Yield, 1 1/2 cups

Serving size 2 tbsp. = 55 calories per serving

Calories calculated from, some numbers are rounded and approximate.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I was really wondering about this when I saw the veggies. I thought maybe it would be a savory dip (hummus like?). I'd probably drag animal crackers or graham crackers through this dip instead of veggies. I'm healthy that way ;-)