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Tropical Cheese Spread

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    1 pkg. lite cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
•    3 Tbsp. honey
•    1/2 to 3/4 tsp ground ginger (based on taste)
•    1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained well
•    Graham crackers
•    Apple slices, Pineapple chunks, and Strawberries



Beat cream cheese, honey and ginger in a small mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in crushed pineapple. Serve with graham crackers or assorted fruits, such as apple slices, pineapple chunks and strawberries.

Makes 1 3/4 cups.

Per 2-Tablespoon Serving: about 30 calories, 0.2 grams (g) of fat, and 7 g of carbohydrate.

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