This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine.
EASY CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH SPREAD — This delicious, creamy sandwich spread uses only three ingredients and comes together in minutes. Keep it handy for prepping lunches for home, office and school.
Now that school has started, I like to have my refrigerator stocked with plenty of choices for easy, healthy lunches, including this delicious and easy Cream Cheese Sandwich Spread.
Honestly, I dread figuring out what to serve for lunch every day, whether I’m feeding my family at home, or making them lunch to take on the go.
With dinner only a few hours away, I don’t want to spend a lot of time putting lunches together, especially when everyone is headed off at different times to different places.
Which is why I love all of the fresh, convenient, ready-to-go options that are available at my local Safeway store.
Thanks to Safeway, I can get everything I need for our back-to-school lunch needs in one stop, including Fresh-Cut snack packs, freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses, and bakery cookies.
Plus plenty of individually packaged items from the deli like hummus and pretzels, tortilla chips and guacamole, Laughing Cow cheese and salami and cheese snack packs.
Early in the week, we make up a supply of sandwiches using our cream cheese spread, to make things less hectic on week day mornings.
We especially love mini bagel sandwiches, made from freshly sliced meat and cheese from the Safeway deli.
For my hungry teenagers and college kids, having so many options available means they can grab what they want for lunch that day as they head out the door.
Safeway stores offer a variety of high-quality, freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses that will elevate any school lunch. And the deli has a great selection of individually-sized snack packs, convenient for creating healthy lunches all year long.
Since my older boys are usually on campus all day, they can grab a few mini sandwiches, a snack pack and some chocolate chip cookies and have enough to fuel them until they get home for dinner.
Like many of you, we’ll have a child learning at home this school year, at least for now. But that doesn’t mean “school lunch” still can’t be fun. His favorite way to use this cream cheese spread is in tortilla pinwheels.
Just spread a layer of cream cheese on a tortilla, add some deli meat and cheese, then roll up and slice. Like the mini bagel sandwiches, these pinwheels can be made several days in advance.
They’re always a fun treat to find in a lunch box, whether you’re at home, or at school!
And it’s not just the kids who need lunch every day. My husband and I want something quick, healthy and easy too. I really love the Fresh-Cut snack packs in Safeway’s produce department.
They make packing lunches easy, whether you’re headed to school, the office, or to the park with friends.
There are all kinds of options that include things like fresh cut fruit, veggies and ranch dressing, cheese and nuts.
We all love Laughing Cow cheese, for lunches and snacking. And the hummus and pretzel chips are a personal favorite of mine. I just love having so many fresh, tasty options, especially when we’re all headed in different directions every morning.
One thing I’ve learned as my boys have gotten older is that you never really outgrow a lunch that not only looks fun, but is fun to eat. And thanks to Safeway, I can provide fun and nutritious lunches without all the work.
Because let’s be honest, if my family was waiting around for me to make hummus or guacamole, or cut up fruit and cheese for their lunches every day, they’d be waiting a long time.
Another reason I love the convenience of Safeway’s ready-to-go lunches and snacks is that they work with our crazy schedules! If you have a teenager, you know they can sleep in pretty late–especially if they are attending school at home.
Which means that for some of us, lunch comes much later than it does for others.
So if I want to grab something for lunch earlier in the day, and my fifteen year-old isn’t ready for lunch until late afternoon, that’s okay. With our family schedule being so busy some days, it’s just so nice to have options.
Just don’t forget to include a Signature SELECT™ chocolate chip cookie or two from the bakery department. Obviously this is everyone’s favorite part of lunch, no matter what’s being served.
Thanks to all of the great options at my local Safeway store, prepping school lunches has never been easier. All I have to do is whip up a batch of this Easy Cream Cheese Sandwich Spread and we’re ready to pack lunches all week long–even if we’re just packing them to eat at home.
Plus, Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop!
Be sure to save this Easy Cream Cheese Sandwich Spread recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
- 2 ( 8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 (.7 oz.) package Italian salad dressing mix
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined.
- Use as a spread for sandwiches, wraps, etc. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to one week. Bring to room temperature before using.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
I shopped at Safeway in the Denver area, but you can also find convenient and delicious back to school lunch essentials for back to school lunches at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.