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Low Carb Cheesecake

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Yes, you read that right, this is a recipe for low carb cheesecake. It’s similar to a “no bake” cheesecake but without the added sugar. This is light, fluffy and very satisfying for your sweet tooth. I made this last night for my dad’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it. It’s made with sugar-free jello, I choose cherry this time, but I’ve made lemon, lime and strawberry before. Any flavor you’d like would be delicious. Orange is next on my list. Here’s the recipe, it’s soooooooo easy and very good!

What you need;

  • 1 8oz pkg of softened cream cheese (do not buy light or fat-free, those both have sugar in them)
  • 1 cup of whole milk cottage cheese (large or small curd, it doesn’t matter)
  • 1 container of cool whip (again do not buy light or fat-free, those have more carbs)
  • 1 4-serving size box of sugar-free jello, any flavor you want. I used cherry this time
  • 2/3 cup of boiling water
  • 2 whole graham crackers
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)

How to make;

Pulse the 2 graham crackers in a food processor until they are crumbs. Put the graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a pie plate, spread evenly. This will be a very thin crust, just gives you a little of that graham cracker crust flavor. Dissolve the jello in the boiling water, stir well and put in the refrigerator to cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Put the cup of cottage cheese in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth, add the cream cheese and pulse until incorporated, slowly pour in the dissolved jello and pulse until combined (it’s ok if the jello water is still warm). Pour the mixture into a bowl and fold in one container of cool whip. Do not blend the cool whip, fold it in so it stays light and fluffy. Pour the filling into the pie plate on top of the graham cracker crumbs and spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. The longer it sets the more firm it gets. Slice and top with whipped cream if desired. This cheesecake melts in your mouth, it’s light, slightly sweet and creamy. Totaling around 8 carbs per slice (carb count may not be 100% accurate), this is a dessert that you can really enjoy.
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If you aren’t low carb, you could easily make this low-fat by using low-fat cream cheese, cool whip and cottage cheese. Would be delicious topped with fruit!

Check out my other low carb sweet treats here…..

https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/low-carb-peanut-butter-balls/
https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/low-carb-sweet-tooth-snacks/

Low Carb Sweet Tooth Snacks

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I’ve been asked many times what I do when I’m craving something sweet, I do get hit by my sweet tooth every now and then and unfortunately my low carb lifestyle and sugar do not mix. There are some low carb protein bars, chocolates, etc that are sold in stores but I find them to taste very fake and not to mention the hundred ingredients that are in them, half of which I can’t pronounce. When I’m craving something sweet I stick to satisfying options and very small potions. Here are my suggestions….
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1 tbls of all natural peanut butter (4 carbs per tbls) and about 7 milk chocolate chips (2 carbs for about 7 chips) = 6 carbs. Peanut butter is full of protein, healthy fats, potassium, fiber and antioxidants. Peanut butter also helps you feel full. Peanut butter and celery is also a good snack.

If you have a peanut allergy or just prefer the flavor of almond butter better than peanut butter, it has about the same amount of carbs for one tbls and almonds are also very good for you, giving you protein, vitamin e, magnesium and fiber.

1 tsp of honey has about 5 carbs, yes this is a much smaller portion than the peanut butter, but honey is very sweet, I don’t think I could eat more than a tsp anyway. Honey has so many health benefits. You are killing two birds with one stone if you pick this as your sweet snack. See my post about the benefits of honey to discover all of its health benefits.

Sugar free jello has zero carbs. Top with a little whipped cream to make it extra delicious. I have a great recipe for a low carb jello cheesecake, I promise to share it soon!

Cream cheese – Two tbls of cream cheese has about 1 carb. You want the regular cream cheese, low fat and fat free cream cheese is much higher in carbs. I happen to love cream cheese and can eat it plain, but you can also whip it with a tsp of honey and have a sweet and creamy dip for anything you desire.  Cream cheese and celery is also a good snack.

I find any of these options very satisfying for my sweet tooth and I hope they help you out too. Share your low carb snacks with me, I’d love to try them!

Check out my other low carb sweet snacks here…..

https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/low-carb-cheesecake/
https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/low-carb-peanut-butter-balls/