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Greek Power Pop

August 6th, 2015 (franklin)

Today’s post might be the simplest way to Greek out in a healthy and creative way.  Getting half the fat and 4 times the protein is not the easiest task, but this scrumptious little snack proves otherwise.  If you love the idea, but don’t enjoy walnuts or craisins, feel free to replace these ingredients with almonds or anything hanging around in the kitchen that would suit this snack well.  This snack can become something you never get bored of if you find ways to interchange the ingredients!

Ingredients:

8oz bar Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp chopped craisins

¾ cup chopped walnuts

lollipop sticks

Greek Popsicle Snack Ingredients

Greek Popsicle Snack Ingredients

Step 1:

Mix together the cream cheese, honey, and chopped craisins.  When these three ingredients have been mixed properly, roll them into balls.  (Step 1 is easiest completed if done with hands)

Combine ingredients and gently mix together.

Combine ingredients and gently mix together.

Step 2:

Chop walnuts (if not already chopped).  Take the cream cheese balls and roll them in the chopped walnuts.

Place Greek Power Pops in muffin pan

Place Greek Power Pops in muffin pan

Step 3:

Put the lollipop sticks into the cream cheese balls, refrigerate, and ENJOY!

Refrigerate and enjoy!

Refrigerate and enjoy!

About Anthony

My name is Anthony LaMacchia.  I am currently working for Franklin Foods as a marketing intern.  I will be entering my senior year this fall at Grinnell College where I am a history major and a member of the Men’s Basketball team.

As an athlete, it is very important to be in great physical condition.  One of the ways I keep myself in shape over the offseason is by eating healthy.  Whether I am in school or at home for the summer, this is not a task so easily completed, as it is difficult to find healthy foods that I also enjoy eating.  However, with the help of foods including Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, I am able to eat something that I thoroughly enjoy while taking in half the amount of fat and more protein.  I hope to share and blog about how I eat healthier and stay in shape by using Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese and yogurt in recipes and everyday snacks.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.

‘Tis the season of sun rays, pool play, and frozen snacks!

July 25th, 2015 (franklin)

‘Tis the season of sun rays, pool play, and frozen snacks in the heat of a midsummer day. Yes, popsicles and ice cream are in season and I assume everybody is just as excited as I am!

I have recently rejuvenated my love for popsicles and I’ve been eating them like I just graduated kindergarten.  While this is great news for my taste buds and inner-child… it’s not exactly the best for my health and eating habits.  Just like with every other tasty snack, there is usually a downside, but with the help of Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, we can eat our favorite snacks without that feeling of guilt.

Whether or not you share my love for frozen pops of deliciousness, the recipe I will be sharing today is a healthy and tasty alternative to the artificially flavored and sugar filled frozen pops of our childhoods.  I call them Raspberry Greeksicles!  And this is how you can replace all of that sugar and artificial flavoring Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese.  Yes, you could use other cream cheese brands, but with Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese you will be getting HALF the amount of fat and 4x the regular amount of protein!

This is what you will need:

  • 8oz Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup of coconut, almond, or soy milk
  • ½ pint of fresh raspberries
  • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal (for topping)
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • about 8 dixie cups (for freezing) and 8 popsicle sticks
  • and a blender
Ingredients for Raspberry Greeksicles

Ingredients for Raspberry Greeksicles

Step 1 (topping):

Melt 1 Tbsp of butter for 15 seconds.  Then take the ⅓ cup of flaxseed and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar and mix them together in the melted butter.  Simple as that, your topping is complete.

Topping

Step 2 (put in blender):

Put 8oz Greek Cream Cheese, ⅓ cup nonfat yogurt, ⅓ cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ⅓ cup milk of choice, and ½ pint raspberries into a blender and blend until the mix is complete.

Step 3:

It is your choice as to where the topping will go.  It can either go on top of the popsicle (bottom of dixie cup before mix is poured) or the stick end of the popsicle (put on after the mix is poured).  Either way will work just fine, but if you want both sides covered just simply double your topping measurements to have twice the amount of topping.

Next, pour the blended mixture into the dixie cups and insert the popsicle sticks.  When each dixie cup is filled, put the cups in the freezer and wait 3-5 hours until the popsicles are properly frozen.  (When removed, the dixie cups will peel right off)

Step 4:

Enjoy the Raspberry Greeksicles!

Greeksicles

Greeksicles

About Anthony

My name is Anthony LaMacchia. I am currently working for Franklin Foods as a marketing intern. I will be entering my senior year this fall at Grinnell College where I am a history major and a member of the Men’s Basketball team.

As an athlete, it is very important to be in great physical condition. One of the ways I keep myself in shape over the offseason is by eating healthy. Whether I am in school or at home for the summer, this is not a task so easily completed, as it is difficult to find healthy foods that I also enjoy eating. However, with the help of foods including Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, I am able to eat something that I thoroughly enjoy while taking in half the amount of fat and more protein. I hope to share and blog about how I eat healthier and stay in shape by using Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese in recipes and everyday snacks.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.

Kelly Powering up the Econo-Crete Team with Greek Cream Cheese

June 28th, 2015 (franklin)

Intern Kelly getting the Econo-Crete team off to a good start with Greek Cream Cheese!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover!

Econo-Crete Team fueling up with Greek Cream Cheese.

Econo-Crete Team fueling up with Greek Cream Cheese.

Kelly and Econo-Crete team!

Kelly and Econo-Crete team!

Jackie’s Greek Cream Cheese Tips

April 13th, 2014 (franklin)

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yesterday, I went over to my sister’s house to hang out and while we were there we decided to grill out, but first we had to make an appetizer. Jenna and I have come to learn that whenever you are hanging out with boys, you need to always have food ready for them to munch on while the real meal is being prepared.

Robert, Jenna’s boyfriend, loves this Buffalo Chicken Dip, and could not be easier to make, and using Greek Cream Cheese it turns into a little less of a guilty pleasure!

Greek Cream Cheese has half the fat, and more protein than regular cream cheese. It is the same price as the store brand, so there is no excuse not to Greek Out!

What you’ll need:

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients available at Walmart.

1 12 ounce can of Chunk Chicken

8 ounces of Greek Cream Cheese

½ cup of your favorite wing sauce

½ cup of Ranch

1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

First you are going to preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and make sure your cream cheese has been sitting at room temperature, if not, just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Then you are going to mix all of the ingredients together, except for the shredded cheese. Robert likes to chop up the chicken into smaller pieces than what comes in the can, but that step is completely optional. We usually mix everything up in the 9×9 baking dish, so we don’t dirty up another bowl.

Robert mixes all ingredients in 9x9 baking dish

Robert mixes all ingredients in 9x9 baking dish

Once you have everything all mixed up in the dish, stick it in the oven for 10 minutes. And then once the 10 minutes are up, you are going to pull it back out and cover it with shredded cheese and put it back in for 10 more minutes.

350 degrees for about 20 minutes

350 degrees for about 20 minutes

And there you go! Super easy to make!

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Make sure you grab a bite before it’s gone because it will disappear fast!

And the verdict is?

And the verdict is?

Jenna approved!

Jenna approved!

About Jackie

My name is Jackie Gutknecht, and I am a senior journalism major at Georgia Southern University. I am currently working as a
marketing intern with Franklin Foods. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and my adorable puppy. Being in college, it is very tempting to want out to eat out every night, but I have come up with some ways to make cooking at home just as easy. In this blog you will find recipes that you can use to substitute any of your late night take-out cravings as well as fun study snacks that you can share with your friends.

Franklin Foods' Marketing Intern and Guest Blogger--Jackie Gutknecht from Georgia Southern University

Franklin Foods' Marketing Intern and Guest Blogger--Jackie Gutknecht from Georgia Southern University

Franklin Foods Headed to Prepared Foods New Products Conference

September 7th, 2012 (franklin)

Franklin Foods is headed to the Prepared Foods New Products Conference in Palm Beach, FL, September 9-12, 2012.  Prepared Foods is celebrating 30 years of new product innovation. This years event will be three days of speakers, new product tastings, and sharing of new ideas. Follow the conference happenings on our Blog or on Twitter @FranklinFoods

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DailyTekk: 100 Tasty Food Apps, Sites and Startups

May 23rd, 2012 (franklin)

This post is part of DailyTekk’s top 100 tech series published every Monday. Don’t miss a single week: follow @DailyTekk on Twitter!

Hungry for a better way to discover or prepare something tasty to eat? Since food is such an essential part of your everyday life, you’ll be glad to know that a swarm of companies and people, including many awesome startups, have developed some innovative ways to connect you with your next meal. Following is a list of categorized mobile and web apps, food blogs and recipe sites that you’ll likely end up using on a regular basis.

Click here for the entire article and list.

Store Brands Decisions: Daymon Launches Private Brand App

May 23rd, 2012 (franklin)

May 21, 2012
Stamford, Conn.-based Daymon Worldwide has launched the world’s first Private Brand mobile app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android platforms.

The app was unveiled today in Amsterdam at PLMA’s World of Private Label trade show, the annual international conference of the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

Labeled iDaymon, the app features access to private brand resources and consumer insights, plus industry news and events. Resources include a store walk assistant, private brand opportunity calculator and information on private brand penetration in multiple countries.

The Insights screen links to information on industry trends, the latest social media buzz, and private brand launches. iDaymon’s News and Events content links to a wealth of current retail and private brand industry news, plus access to a global calendar of industry events such as trade shows and conferences. Click here for the entire article.

The World of Food Blogging Continues to Grow

January 25th, 2011 (franklin)

Lauren Hartung of Anderson Partners shares the latest news on Food Blogging.

According to Lauren, Food blogging is continuing to grow in popularity, and entering the game now is WordPress.com. WordPress.com is known for hosting a number of active bloggers, and allowing new bloggers quick and easy access to start posting. Seeing an opportunity for a niche site, WordPress.com has introduced its bloggers to Food Press—an accumulation of food-related posts that are pulled from the WordPress.com site. From featured posts to featured bloggers, Food Press allows food lovers to share recipes, photos and more. Having started just a few months ago, Food Press is already taking off.  Click here for the Food Press link.

Food Press