My grandparents always have whipped cream cheese in their fridge. It has always been, and remains, one of my favorite little quirks of theirs. For some reason, whipped cream cheese seemed like such a foreign luxury item to me as a kid. I was used to the giant, sometimes crusty, block slab in a sad piece of foil kind. Never whipped and definitely not in a cute little tub! Whenever visiting their house I know I can get my fix and also have a ton of great things to slather with it: pretzel sticks, buttery Ritz crackers, celery, etc.
Recently, while browsing Whole Foods for snacks, I came across whipped cream cheese and had a YAAAAASSSSS! moment. I picked up some celery and came up with this simple snack when I got home.
The combo of the creamy, but light, whipped cream cheese with the bright, crisp celery and the crunchy pumpkin seeds is the best flavor and texture pairing. This simple snack was a little decadent but also super satisfying and fresh. Also, it achieves my new go-to snack combo: a little bit of carbs, fat, and produce. Lastly, this snack is a great way to integrate delicious and nutritious pumpkin seeds into your every day! Which is awesome because despite being packed with good fat, iron, magnesium, and protein, I sometimes have trouble with where they fit in to meals/every day eating. Enjoy!