No one would know that these quick and easy Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes are low fat and under 200 calories!
I made a very important life decision this weekend you guys.
I decided that a life that doesn’t include cheesecake on a regular basis, is a life that I do not want to be a part of.
In fact, my one and only New Years resolution is to eat my way through every flavour (spell check will forever hate my Canadian-ness) of Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake by the end of 2014. No joke.
But then my brain went all annoying and did that thing that I hate when it does, but doesn’t happen very often, and went all logical on me. It said, “but your skinny jeans might not be so skinny if you adopt that think-age Taylor.”
Good thing I wear leggings 99% of the time.
Ha! Take that brain.
But really, you know how I counteracted my little thinker friend? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. BRING IT ON. You know, the only way to change your thoughts is to show ‘em who is boss….right? Yes.
So begins the journey to healthy-cheesecake-that-I-can-eat-on-a-weekly-daily?-basis-a-go-go-land. And, you guys, I am reallyreallyreally excited to share these little dudes with you. Except they are probably more like dudettes because, ummm, look at them. If those don’t make your eye get the smilies, I don’t know how to help you.
I have a confession. I kiiinda cheated a wee bit with this recipe because I enlisted the help of Momma FFF. When I was growing up, I LOVED when my parental units had company over. I mean, that actual part where I had to sit around with a bunch of boring old people sucked, but I knew that it meant that Mom would make this cheesecake. This was her staple fancy dinner party dessert and I totally blame it for my cheesecake obsession. This bad boy is super easy as it requires no crust, which also makes it gluten free, and it has taste up to its eyeballs. If it had eyeballs I guess. Whatever, it’s yummy. You understand what I am saying. But, probably not.
I knew that this would be the gateway cheesecake to the previously mentioned healthy-cheesecake-that-I-can-eat-on-a-weekly-daily?-basis-a-go-go-land, but it needed a little bit of health-i-fication. Hi reduced fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt and no calorie sweetener. Side note: I used Splenda here, because I don’t think a little bit of it is going to hurt anyone but, if you don’t like it, use whatever you want! Or, just use sugar. They just won’t be as “skinny.” And another note, don’t use fat-free cream cheese, use reduced-fat. I tried to make them even skinnier with fat-free and it was much too watery. The cheesecakes looked like they were from the dinosaur era due to the massive crater-age and sink-age that happened in the center of them. Apparently I have dinosaurs on my brain lately.
I don’t even know.
You know what else? Someone told me that there is this special holiday coming up where love and dessert eat-age is encouraged. These are perfect for that.
And, if like me, your stance on the aforementioned holiday is “I can tell my hubby that I love him everyday AND I really like cheesecake” it means that these must be perfect for every day right?
P.s These are under 200 calories each.
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