Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chunky Cranberry Dip

Good for spreading on half a whole wheat bagel.
1 8-oz. package reduced fat cream cheese
1-2 Tbsp. lowfat milk
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds
1/2 tsp. orange zest, preferably fresh

In medium bowl, place cheese and allow to soften at room temperature. Mash and work with fork until texture is light enough to combine easily with other ingredients. Gradually add milk until cheese becomes soft and spreadable. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days ahead or let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to blend. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Nutritional Information:

Per serving (1 tablespoon): 29 calories, 2 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, <1 g dietary fiber, 35 mg sodium.

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