Archive for June, 2018

Dana’s Greek Cream Cheese Scones

June 9th, 2018 (franklin)

This week I decided to make Greek cream cheese scones. These are a great breakfast food that you can make over the weekend and then have for the rest of the week to eat as a grab and go food if you have a busy schedule. I also chose to do a lot of healthy alternative ingredients to things like white flour and sugar to make these scones a little healthier, and there’s the added perks of the protein and reduced fat in the cream cheese, which are always pluses.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Greek cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup pure organic sugarcane
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup almond milk

Greek Cream Cheese Scones Ingredients

Dana’s Greek Cream Cheese Scones

To make these, first mix the butter and cream cheese together until the mixture is sticky. Then add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix all that together until the mixture is flaky. I did need to add a little bit of extra white flour to reach the desired consistency, so that is something to keep in mind. This is also where you could add a little bit of chocolate chips if you have a sweet tooth like me, but you can also use fruits or nothing at all and still get great tasting scones. After the mix is flakey, take another small bowl and mix together the egg, vanilla, and milk, and then stir that mixture into the dough until it’s thick. Finally, line two baking sheets with parchment paper, separate the dough into blocks (I had about 6 scones on each sheet), and cook on 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes. Relatively simple to make, and a fun new breakfast to have in the mornings!

About Dana

My name is Dana Sardina, and I am a sophomore majoring in media/communication studies at Florida State University. I am currently working as a marketing intern for Franklin Foods. In my free time I love hanging out with my friends and working out. Since I am in college and am usually very busy with extracurriculars, it can be very hard to manage all my responsibilities and a social life while still staying fit and eating right. This blog will contain recipes that help my keep up with my nutritional regime, while still being quick and easy enough to make on a tight schedule.

Dana is Franklin Foods’ marketing intern and guest blogger from Florida State University.

Dana’s “Anytime” Snack Tip

June 4th, 2018 (franklin)

This week I decided to do another simple recipe, though slightly more versatile. This one can be used not only as a snack for one but also as an appetizer for a group of friends or an entire party. And although it’s a little less healthy than my avocado toast, it still has lots of protein and is very low calorie, which is a big step up from many typical appetizers.

Ingredients:
-Crackers (pick your favorite)
-Greek cream cheese
-Smoked salmon slices
-green onions

So again, super easy to make. Just spread a thin layer of cream cheese on your favorite cracker- I used cracked black pepper triscuits- but there are plenty of whole wheat and low sodium options if you’re looking for a healthier alternative. Put a thin piece of salmon on top of the cream cheese, and the green onions can other be sprinkled on top of that or mixed into the cream cheese for a different flavor. Another alternative is actually to use the onion and chive flavor of Greek cream cheese, I just didn’t have it available to me at the time. Another great thing about this is that if you’re not a big salmon fan this recipe is, again, super customizable. Fresh peppers, fruits, almonds, and lunch meats like prosciutto are other delicious and healthy alternatives to make an easy, winning appetizer for any occasion.

About Dana

My name is Dana Sardina, and I am a sophomore majoring in media/communication studies at Florida State University. I am currently working as a marketing intern for Franklin Foods. In my free time I love hanging out with my friends and working out. Since I am in college and am usually very busy with extracurriculars, it can be very hard to manage all my responsibilities and a social life while still staying fit and eating right. This blog will contain recipes that help my keep up with my nutritional regime, while still being quick and easy enough to make on a tight schedule.

Dana is Franklin Foods’ marketing intern and guest blogger from Florida State University.