Delicious Low-Calorie Cheesecake Recipe

The key to both long-term and short-term health is to be consistent. We all know by now (and if you don’t, now you do) that fad-diets just don’t work. Physically, yes they often are effective. But keeping and staying shape and healthy is both physical, mental and emotional as well. An effective way to maintain a healthy weight and diet is to replace, and not omit. For example, instead of telling yourself “I will never eat cheesecake ever again!”, you can simply replace the cheesecake with a healthier alternative such as this recipe below. This cheesecake recipe is delicious, low-calorie, and a great choice for those days when your sweet-tooth cravings are too strong to ignore.

 

Low-Calorie Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese (nonfat)
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt (nonfat)
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 a lemon; juiced
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (fresh, not frozen)

Low-Calorie Crust Ingredients:

  • 6 sheets graham crackers (3.5 oz total)*
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 3 tbsp cold whipped butter

*Use gluten-free graham crackers to make this gluten-free.

Directions:

For Crust:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor, pulse a few times.
  2. Add 1 tbsp water, pulse a few more times until it has a texture of coarse meal
  3. Press into an 8-inch pie dish making the crust about 1/8-inch thick evenly all around and up the sides.

For Cheesecake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray the bottom of your baking pan
  2. Combine cottage cheese, yogurt, flour, sugar, salt, and lemon into a blender or food processor and whip until you have a smooth batter
  3. Add the egg whites to the batter and pulse a few times until combined
  4. Gently mix in your berries to the mixture with the spoon; do not blend them in
  5. Pour in the batter into the pre-greased pan and place in oven for 30 minutes; check frequently to make sure the cheesecake does not brown or dry out
  6. Serve hot out of the oven, or chilled in the fridge and enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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