Strawberry Cheesecake Turns Into A Healthy Cheesecake Recipe
Healthy cheesecake recipe? Is there such a cheesecake recipe? Yes, this healthy dessert recipe is delicious and picture-perfect. You’ll love my Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (no bake cheesecake) recipe and this simple recipe is from my easiest cookbook, trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Culinary Confidence. This is the perfect way to enjoy a creamy, berrilicious cheesecake treat. Best of all, this no bake dessert keeps the oven off! A twist on strawberry cheesecake layered, I have turned this cheesecake into a beautiful parfait. Also, this is a great make-ahead dessert and you will love having indivdual servings.
Strawberries have health benefits
Did you know strawberries are one of the top ranking antioxidant-containing foods? Rsearch shows strawberries may also help improve and stabilize blood sugar. We need to get more fruit into our diet so this is a delcious way to enjoy dessert. You will love this healthy cheesecake recipe for taste, simplicity and health! I think of berries as a nutritonal jewel because they are so good for you and so good to eat!
Serve No Bake Cheesecake Recipe in Fancy Glasses
Seasonal Louisiana strawberries are so sweet and juicy. This Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait recipe is out of this world and it makes quite an impression! Serve in single serving cups for a beautiful display. I like to use red wine glasses or even martini glasses because they really add to the tablescape decor. However, you can always make the dessert in in a bowl or even a trifle bowl.
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101cookbook
This is a a fabulous no bake cheesecake dessert and a healthy cheesecake recipe in one fabulous indulgence! This berry cheesecake recipe combination is perfect for people who love strawberry cheesecake, and want an easy cheesecake recipe. It has 8 Weight Watcher SmartPoints.
Makes 8 parfaits
1 pound strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 tablespoons sugar
1 (8-ounce) reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup plain or vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups frozen nonfat whipped topping, thawed, divided
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
Mint, garnish, optional
1. In bowl, sprinkle strawberries with sugar and toss. Then set aside.
2. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, confectioners sugar and almond extract until smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping.
3. To assemble parfaits, in small dish or glass, layer graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese filling, and strawberries. Then, repeat layers if small enough dish. Finally, top with dollop of whipped topping. Also, garnish with mint, if desired.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 34% Fat 7g Saturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 170mg Carbohydrates 25g Dietary Fiber 1g Total Sugars 17g Protein 6g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 8 Weight Watcher SmartPoints
Terrific Tips: Any berries or a combination of berries may be used. Also,when a recipe calls for yogurt or Greek yogurt, either is fine to use. However, I like Greek yogurt because it’s a richer, creamier and thicker yogurt and actually Greek yogurt has more health benefits too.
Next, try my Glazed Strawberry Pizza Pie if you liked this healthy cheesecake recipe. Also, be sure you get my Free Monthly Menu Newsletter with fantastic seasonal recipes, and I hope to see you in the kitchen!
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