Diabetic, Gluten Free & Heart Healthy

Here’s an easy way to make a festive splash in no time. A simple dip that you can whip up in minutes is paired with creatively placed veggies that make a snowy Christmas scene.

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  • 12 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 3 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 heads broccoli florets
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin or
  • 1/2 oz pretzel sticks
  • 1 bunch cauliflower, cut into florets



In a bowl, combine cream cheese, buttermilk, dill, garlic, onion powder, salt and black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and keep chilled while assembling the “Christmas tree.”


On a flat platter, arrange the broccoli florets in a tree pattern with the cherry tomatoes in 2 layers as “ornaments.” Arrange the bell pepper strips in the shape of a star at the top of the “tree.”

Arrange the pretzel sticks as the tree “trunk.” Arrange the cauliflower florets as the “snow” at the bottom of the tree.

Serve the dip with the vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size:

2 Tbsp dip

Per Serving:

Calories: 70 Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 178mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g

Serves 16