Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread


Kristal Burton

Kristal Burton
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


There is nothing quite as delicious as pumpkin spice during the holidays. Unfortunately, many of those pumpkin spice flavored treats are major culprits in unwanted holiday weight gain. This pumpkin spice cream cheese spread has all of the things I love about pumpkin spice treats, the richness and sweetness, but because it goes great with high fiber foods like apple slices or 100% whole wheat toast, it fits perfectly into a balanced diet.

Ingredients

• 1 8-oz package low fat cream cheese (ideally Neufchatel)
• ½ cup canned plain pumpkin
• 3 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Mix together. Spread on apple slices or whole grain toast.


Nutrition information: 1 tablespoon – 30 calories, 2g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3g total carbohydrate, 1g protein.

Nutrition information for 2 tablespoons and 1 medium apple: 135 calories, 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 27g total carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 1g protein

Nutrition information for 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie cream cheese spread with 2 slices 100% whole grain toast: 237 calories, 6 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 37g total carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 9g protein.

Original recipe found at https://www.skinnytaste.com/pumpkin-spice-cream-cheese/