I have a sweet tooth, I’ll be the first to admit it. I love creamy, yummy goodness and when you throw cheese in there? Even better! There are days when the only thing that gets me through the day (other than the satisfaction of seeing freshly made Toddler Belts, of course) is the thought of sitting down to a sweet treat for dessert. Mmmm… cheesecake!
Did you realize that a slice (one slice, mind you) of cheesecake can range from about 300 to over 1,300 calories? Wow! Over 1,300 calories? That’s crazy, that’s more than half of what the average person should be taking in, calorie wise, in a whole day. Not to mention the oddles and gobs of fat and sugar and carbs and cholesterol.
Well, I found an absolutely delicious recipe that cuts all of that in half at the very least! “What’s the catch” you say? “What’s the serving size 1/16 of the cake?” you ask? No catch and you get to enjoy a whole 1/8 of the pie for only 177 calories. Some of the ingredients may sound a bit “out there” (really? Cottage cheese in my dessert?), but trust me, this is a recipe that you will come back to for some guilt-free enjoyment! PS Your friends will love it too, you don’t even have to tell them that it’s low cal/low fat!
Strawberry Creamsicle Cheesecake
1 Keebler Reduced Fat Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 Package Strawberry Jello
8 Oz Cottage Cheese, Nonfat
8 Oz Fat Free Cream Cheese
8 Oz Cool Whip Free
Directions: Prepare jello to instructions on package except use a ½ cup cold water instead of a whole cup. Let set. Place cream cheese, cottage cheese and jello in food processor. Blend until smooth. Fold in cool whip, then pour into pie crust. Let set in refrigerator until firm.
For appetizers, spoon mixture into phyllo dough cups and let them set up in the refrigerator until firm.
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 7.0 mg
Sodium: 293.2 mg
Total Carbs: 22.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 11.1 g
Try it, won’t you? You will not be disappointed. After all, if you are going to take your emotions out on an unsuspecting dessert, wouldn’t you like to at least like to feel some what good about it in the morning?