A couple of weeks ago, I was craving a bagel with veggie cream cheese. I rarely eat cream cheese (I just as rarely eat bagels!), so a splurge once in a while doesn’t bother me, but cream cheese is so incredibly unhealthy, that even a one time splurge gives me pause. But the craving was so strong…
Enter Melanie’s Medley’s Vegetable Cream Cheese! With no artificial ingredients, and NO SUGAR, I was excited to give this one a try!
In comparison to Philly’s Vegetable Cream cheese, the differences are VAST… Philly’s does only have 1 gram of sugar, but it also only contains 2 grams of protein… Melanie’s has no sugar and boasts 8 grams of protein – a huge difference!
This is a great example of how you can still enjoy those splurges and make them count, and work for you.. not against you!
Have you ever tried this?
I have never met a Cinnamon roll I didn’t like. The struggle is really real… they are one of my weaknesses, especially when still warm…. they just.. ohh… sooo good.
Sorry, lost my train of thought there! BUT… as good as they are, most versions aren’t healthy, and have high sugar and carb counts. I know, it makes ME sad too.
Healthier recipes to the rescue! 🙂
- ¾ cup heavy cream or milk
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ cups sunflower seed meal or almond flour
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- ½ cup butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tbsp black strap molasses
- ½ cup Swerve (Low glycemic sweetener safe for Diabetics)
- ½ cup Swerve
- 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp softened butter
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 4 oz heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Add the heavy cream and apple cider vinegar to small bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk together the next 8 dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
- Add the butter, oil, eggs, molasses and 1/2 cup Swerve to a stand mixer and blend until incorporated well.
- Add the heavy cream and vinegar into the stand mixer and blend until smooth.
- Gradually pour in the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and blend until combined.
- Grease a 12 capacity muffin pan and pour batter evenly into each cup.
- In a small bowl stir the topping ingredients together and add spread about teaspoon to each muffin top.
- Bake 25 minutes.
- While they bake, mix the icing ingredients together in a stand mixer until smooth. Set aside.
- Allow muffins to cool about 5 minutes then loosen around edges with a butter knife.
Okay I must confess, the blog title is misleading because this DOES have .5g of Sugar per serving (and since it makes 4 servings, there are 2g of Sugar total), but it’s very close.
I love Lemonade, it brings me back to a simpler time (called childhood!) and being that I love tart citrus, it hits the spot always. Great way to cool off!
My team has been running a Sugar Detox, and it’s been fabulous, and SO necessary. I was a little out of control for a while there, and it certainly took its toll on me!
Before I continue, let me clarify… I do eat natural sugars, and that will not change… fruits, etc.
What I am cutting is ADDED sugars – there is a big difference! When it comes to sugars, the added sugars are the bad ones, whereas natural sugar is not nearly as bad, I promise! Sugars that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and dairy are fine but its the sugars that are removed from their original source and added to foods we need to be wary of.
Today’s tasty recipe has 0g of added sugar, making it perfect for both this sugar detox, and today’s blog post! Give it a try, let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any addictions to this treat you develop… 🙂