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Cream Cheese Neufchatel Ingredient Substitutions

Alternatives to cream cheese? Counting fat calories.

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Alternatives to cream cheese? Counting fat calories.

Deborah R. | Sep 11, 2013 03:00 PM

Hi --

I realize that cream cheese comes in reduced fat and non-fat versions, but it's my understanding that those products use not-very-healthy ingredients to achieve the creamy texture. It's also my impression -- though I'm not entirely positive -- that Neufchatel is a naturally lower-fat product, though it still seems pretty fatty.

So my question is whether anyone has any ideas about healthy, creamy cheese spreads, either store-bought or home-made. For example, could one put cottage cheese through a food processor and expect to end up with something spreadable and palatable?

Thanks.

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