This healthy holiday appetizer mixes cream cheese and Greek yogurt with fresh thyme, dried cranberries, and walnuts to make a creamy spread for whole grain crackers. (Giveaway sponsored by RW Garcia.)
Family and friends will never guess they’re eating a healthy holiday appetizer when they dig into this platter of cheese and crackers from RW Garcia. I brought this offering to a friend’s home recently, and by the time dinner was served the cheese and crackers received more than their share of compliments.
These days people seem to favor crackers packed with texture and flavor like these 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers. Sweet potatoes are super popular these days, along with seeds like flax and chia making this cracker combination nutty and sweet – perfect with my cranberry-packed cheese spread.
Making a healthier cheese dip to go with my crackers takes minutes. All I need is a brick of low-fat cream cheese, low-fat plain Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon to cut some of the cranberry sweetness.
A big thank you to RW Garcia for sharing their wonderful crackers with us. They make an inviting healthy holiday appetizer platter!
Now for the good news! RW Garcia is sponsoring a giveaway of two boxes of their healthy, crunchy, tasty sweet potato crackers, so be sure to enter below!
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FYI – RW Garcia is committed to non-GMO and sustainability – making me more than happy to share their products with you. This company gives back to the community and you can help them by purchasing their products (find a location here). I live in Snohomish, a suburb of Seattle, where they can be found at Seattle’s Costco and several Safeway stores, so you know I’ll pick some up the next time I shop!
Yields 16 - 2 tablespoon servings
Serves 16 - 2 tablespoon servings64
Holiday Cheese Dip with Cranberry, Walnuts, Lemon, and Thyme
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
- 1 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ cup dried cranberries, chopped into small pieces
- ½ cup walnut pieces, chopped
- Combine cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and thyme in a bowl and whip with a blender until very smooth.
- Fold in cranberries and cheese and fold into a bowl. Top with lemon zest.
Food energy: 71kcal Weight Watchers Smartpoints 3 Saturated fatty acids: 1.53g Total fat: 4.34g Calories from fat: 39 Cholesterol: 8mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 5.29g Total dietary fiber: 0.50g Protein: 2.78g Total sugars: 3.76g Potassium: 69mg Sodium: 54mg
If you’re a Pinterest fan, don’t forget to pin this healthy holiday appetizer to your recipe boards for the holidays!
Just a reminder that this is a sponsored post and giveaway using Rafflecopter as a fair means of choosing a winner. While I’m not a registered dietician, I do have a certification in nutrition and weight management, and research products prior to promoting them. If you have concerns about any information related to your health you should consult a healthcare professional. This blog owner is not responsible for your use of the information provided, or use of this or any product promoted here.