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Before I had kids, I don’t think I ever used cream cheese to make anything other then cheesecake. Now, I use it to make everything from Sun Dried Tomato Cream Cheese Spread, to Avocado & Cream Cheese Sammies, to Mini Vanilla Cupcakes, to my favorite, weelicious Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast.

I find cream cheese to be one of the most versatile staples I keep in my fridge. In my experience, just adding a touch of this airy delight to foods kids normally put up a fuss about yields incredible results . I’m sure if you placed some raw carrots and broccoli in a bowl in front of your wee one for a snack you would be met with an, “I’m not eating that!” But toss those same veggies into a food processor with some lovely cream cheese and voila! You have a spread that goes beautifully on crackers, in a sandwich, and best of all, happily in your child’s mouth!

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Veggie Cream Cheese

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 Cup carrots, grated
  • 1/2 Cup Broccoli, raw
  • 1 Tbsp Chives, diced
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 8oz Pkg. Cream Cheese, softened

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 240mg | Sugar: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Calories: 100kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 2g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. This is really good, I actually used grated broccoli stalk for the 1/2 cup broccoli so I could save the florets for dinner this week. I also added 1/2 tsp of paprika. Hope my children think its as good as I do

    2. Thank you! I have never frozen cream cheese either so I wouldn’t know. If you do let me know how they turn out!

    3. I am definetely going to make this – my 15 month old loves anything cheese! I am big advocate of freezing things to make life easier when it isn’t so…do you think I could freeze portions of this? I’ve never frozen cream cheese.
      Also, I know you get it a lot, but I LOVE, LOVE your site! I’ve been turned on to it a couple of months ago from a friend and make something from it every week or so.
      THANK YOU!!!

    4. One of my little boy’s favourite meals (that he just asked for a whole second sandwich of) is cream cheese and spinach (thawed from frozen and mixed w/ cream cheese). Easy, just spread on bread, cut and serve! He gobbles it up EVERY time! and yay he’s eating spinach 🙂

    5. I made it on friday, and its wednesday and just gave some to the kids for breakfast and they are still perfect! I’m checking it day by day (if it doesn’t get eaten up) to see how much longer it could hold. I want to say a week to a week and a half.

    6. How long will this last in the fridge? Btw, I love your site and have been using your recipes ever since I discovered it. My son loves everything! Keep up the good work!

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