Feel good about eating dessert! Yes, you can read that again! As health enthusiasts, a guilt association has developed with the act of eating dessert due to the usually high calories, sugar and fat that exists in many of them. However, treating yourself to dessert doesn’t have to be a bad thing! As a matter of fact, you should! Why? Eating dessert is a treat; it tastes good, makes us smile, nourishes our soul, and quite frankly provides pleasure and satiety. I bet you’re agreeing with all of this but still fearing those calories. So, how do you have the best of both worlds? Eating a delicious dessert without the “bad” ingredients and all those excess calories? Leave that part up to me! I have recreated a version of Blueberry Cheesecake… for 150 calories!!! In fact, you can even eat this right before bedtime!
As we know, 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. It’s all about ingredient swaps!
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The key to this recipe is swapping the full-fat cheese with fat-free/low-fat cheese, sugar with stevia/Splenda, egg yolks with egg whites, regular flour with coconut flour, and the butter in the crust with apple sauce! You won’t miss the original ingredients one bit! The best part about this is they are baked in a muffin pan, so the individual servings are ideal for portion control! It’s amazing what a few simple tweaks can do! It’s all about creativity, my friends, and I’m excited to provide you with the know-how to do this on your own! Don’t be nervous to re-create some of your favorite recipes once you get the hang of it! You don’t have to suffer in order to eat healthy— it’s all about taste without the guilt. 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…
Blueberry Cheesecake Rounds
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese, whipped
1 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 egg whites
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp lemon extract
3 packets sweetener (stevia or Splenda)
1 cup Fiber One, ground into breadcrumb consistency
1 egg white
2 tsp coconut oil, softened
1 TB unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
1/3 cup sugar-free blueberry preserves
How to Prepare
- Preheat oven to 350°
- CRUST: Put Fiber One crumbs, white, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, and salt in a bowl and mix until crumbly. Divide evenly and press onto bottom of 6-cup muffin pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Put in oven and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.
- FILLING: Combine all ingredients, except blueberries, into a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth (if you don’t have electric mixer, you can use a spatula, but be sure to stir until smooth and creamy). Gently stir in blueberries. Scoop equal amounts over the cooled crusts and smooth with back of spoon to evenly distribute in cups.
- Put in oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until tops are lightly golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of cheesecake comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and spoon 1 TB of preserves over each cake. Let cool at least one hour. Best when chilled. Enjoy!!
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Per cheesecake round (serves 6): 152 calories, 17 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fat
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.
Check out more of Alli’s recipes at: www.AllisonFrahn.com and www.AllisSlimPickins.com and remember, it’s 100% TASTE, 0% GUILT