Cheesecake… what’s your very first thought? Let me take a few guesses: “It’s so delicious, but… I really should pass…”, “My mouth is watering, but… I’ll opt for some sugar free Jell-O”, “How do so many calories even fit into that little piece!? [Sigh].” Sound familiar? Well, it’s time to ditch the internal struggle! With a little creativity in my kitchen, I’m telling you to finally have your cake and eat it, too! Whether it’s your dessert, your last meal of the day (it’s packed with casein, which is a slow-digesting protein— great to eat before bed) or a snack any other time of the day, you will be licking the bowl clean in search of capturing every last morsel!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
ALMOND JOYOUS CHEESECAKE
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, whipped
1/4 package sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (or vanilla if you prefer)
1 TB unsweetened coconut
2 TB water
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 packet sweetener (Splenda or stevia) if desired
¼ cup fiber cereal
1 tsp. coconut oil, softened
1 tsp. water
4 almonds, slivered
How to Prepare:
1. Blend fiber cereal in food processor until breadcrumb consistency is reached, then pour into small bowl.
2. Add coconut oil and water and stir until mixture is crumbly.
3. Press and spread with fingers or spoon onto the bottom of bowl to form the crust. Set aside.
1. Put all filling ingredients in a separate bowl, mix well.
2. Scoop and evenly distribute the mixture onto the crust in the other bowl.
3. Sprinkle almonds on top.
4. Put in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set. Enjoy!
Per serving (Serves 1): 296 calories, 28 grams protein, 19 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams fat.
Per serving (without the crust): 230 calories, 27 grams protein, 12 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fat.
Note: To make a full cheesecake recipe, multiply ingredients by 8, use an 8-inch pie pan, and cut into 8 slices.
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.