Do you need a quick way to add flavor to almost anything? Then this Garlic Herb Cream Cheese Spread is for you!
I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for the past couple of weeks and have found that it really helps keep me on track with staying low carb. I have been doing the 16:8 method, which means for 16 hours I don’t eat and then I get all my food during the 8 hours. So basically I eat breakfast at 11 am and then don’t eat after 7 pm.
At 10 this morning I was really wanting to eat. I wasn’t particularly starving, but after looking at delicious food on Pinterest and Instagram this morning, I really wanted to eat. So I decided to get in the kitchen and start making something, hoping that killing time in the kitchen will get me close to 11 am.
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Today was one of those mornings when 11 am couldn’t come fast enough, since that’s the time I break my 16:8 fast. So I killed time by making a garlic herb cream cheese spread and then I put it on my eggs this morning with some leftover ground beef. OMG it is the best thing I’ve eaten all week. Even my toddler loved it! It was obviously hard to get pics with her digging in! I’ll put the recipe for the garlic herb cream cheese spread up on the blog this afternoon. Until then, I’m going to devour what’s left of my eggs. – – – – #intermittentfasting #breakfast #lchf #lowcarb #keto #weightloss #eathealthy #eggsforbreakfast #everydayeggs #proteinpacked #eatthemeat
I wanted to create something that is versatile and I can use to flavor all types of food, kind of like ranch dressing. I know people who put ranch dressing on everything, from vegetables to pizza to ice cream. Just kidding, ranch dressing and ice cream would be gross. Then it occurred to me, a garlicky, herby, cream cheese spread that I could put on my breakfast, on my lunch and on my dinner. Of course I can by herb spreads at the store, but making it myself is so much cheaper!
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I used a mix of fresh and dried herbs and garlic. Typically I use fresh dill and chives, but I didn’t have any, so I raided the spice cabinet and used dried dill and chives. I did use fresh garlic. Add a bit of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper and mix it all together. I won’t tell if you lick the beaters.
Garlic Herb Cream Cheese Spread
Yield 8 servings
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon dill (fresh or dried)
1 tablespoon chives (fresh or dried)
sea salt and black pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients until evenly combined. Refrigerate to meld flavors.
Use roasted garlic if raw garlic is too strong.
Cuisine Low Carb
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 382.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 2.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What are you going to spread this on? Try these crackers or how about some cloud bread?
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