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Chunky Cranberry Dip

Focused on Health - November 2010


1 8-oz. package reduced fat cream cheese
1-2 tbsp. lowfat milk
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds
1/2 tsp. orange zest, preferably fresh


In a medium bowl, place cheese and allow to soften at room temperature. Mash and work with fork until texture is light enough to combine easily with other ingredients. Gradually add milk until cheese becomes soft and spreadable. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days ahead or let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Yield: About 1 and 1/2 cups
Serving Size: 1 tbsp.

Each serving provides:
Calories: 29
Total fat: 2 grams
Saturated fat: Less than 1 gram
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Fiber: Less than 1 gram
Sodium: 35 milligrams

Recipe courtesy of American Institute for Cancer Research

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