Cheesecake on a diet? They consider it the richest, most decadent weight loss imaginable. But you can give these recipes a big “Yes!” They’re rich, taste decadent, but you can enjoy them without feeling guilty. All of these ridiculously good recipes are absolutely perfect for the cheesecake-loving, healthy-living people out there – that’s right, you can literally have your cake and eat it too while you’re on your Nutrisystem meal plan! That’s a diet gain, if you ask us.
Check out these five ridiculously good recipes for cheesecake lovers:
1. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites>
This is one of the most ridiculous recipes ever – cheesecake, chocolate, and no bake! Two count as one PowerFuel, so this recipe can be a dessert or an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea or coffee. And it’s sooo easy to do. Using a blender or food processor, combine raw almonds, cocoa powder, Medjool dates, which are sweeter than sugar, and sea salt to serve as a crust that you squeeze into cupcake tins in a mini muffin pan. On top, add a mixture of low fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and a few drops of stevia that you mixed in a food processor. Stir in the chocolate chips. Freeze them for a few hours, then let them thaw slightly before enjoying. You only have 115 calories per serving and you can make a batch of 10 servings at a time.
2. Mini no-bake lemon and coconut cheesecake canapes>
This recipe contradicts the chocolate chip version. The crust is made from raw almonds, unsweetened desiccated coconut, Medjool dates, and sea salt, combined in a blender or food processor, and pressed into 20 paper-lined mini muffin tins. The cheesecake portion is a sweet, creamy, and flavorful combination of low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon peel, extra vanilla, and stevia for added sweetness. Freeze for a few hours and then thaw for a few minutes before serving. With just 50 calories per serving, this sweet treat counts as two PowerFuels.
3. Birthday Cake Cheesecake>
Microwave mug cakes are the latest, and you will love this addition to your dessert selections. It only has 186 calories and counts as a PowerFuel and two extras.
The cutest part? It’s insanely easy to do. Puree the reduced-fat cream cheese with Greek yogurt, egg white, lemon juice, vanilla extract and Truvia Baking Blend. Pour the batter into a microwaveable bowl or mug and place in the microwave. It’s ready in less than a minute and then sits in the refrigerator for just a few hours before digging in.
4. Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake>
When it comes to tasty cheesecake recipes to enjoy while on a diet, this Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake definitely takes the cake (literally!). With just six simple ingredients and just five easy steps to make, it’s a decadent dessert that’s perfect for those who don’t like spending a lot of time baking in the kitchen.
5. Mini pumpkin cheesecake canapes>
And the last of our ridiculously good recipes is for the pumpkin lovers. Canned pumpkins are available all year round. You don’t have to limit your pumpkin eating to fall. This recipe is made extra spicy with a ginger crust and pumpkin pie spice. It’s easy too. Finely mash the ginger biscuits with melted coconut oil and water in a bowl, then press into a mini muffin tin lined with paper. Mix together low-fat cream cheese, non-fat Greek plain yogurt, canned pumpkin puree (no pumpkin pie mix), vanilla extract, stevia, sea salt, and spices in a food processor or blender. Spread the mixture evenly between 20 muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes until the cheesecakes are firm on the edge. Let cool for one hour at room temperature, then chill for two hours before serving. This recipe makes 12 servings with 64 calories each, plus they count as two extras.