Cream cheese is a soft fresh cheese made from both milk and cream. Because of its texture and mild taste cream cheese can be used in dips, It’s a great addition to sauces and mixed with icing sugar it makes a fantastic frosting for cakes like carrot cake!
Cream cheese can be used in quite a few surprising ways, for example, adding a little to scrambled eggs or omelettes will give them a wonderfully rich and creamy texture.
If you are looking for a quick breakfast option try spreading some cream cheese on some toast or a bagel, you can combine it with other toppings like bananas, smoked salmon eggs and even some raspberry jam.
Cream cheese nutrition
Cream cheese is delicious but not the healthiest of foods. Most of the fat in cream cheese is saturated fat. It contains small amounts of protein, vitamin A and vitamin K. It also has some levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and selenium. Cream cheese is made from pasteurized milk which means it is safe to eat during pregnancy!
Although it may vary from brand to brand there are usually about 342 calories for 100g of cream cheese. It is usually gluten free but if you should always check the packaging