Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weight Watcher's Faux Cheesecake

I got this amazing recipe from my good friend Melissa over at The Daily Mel, her Weight Watcher leader shared it at one of her most recent meetings. I was slightly skeptical at first but willing to try anything to knock out this sweet tooth that has been creeping up on me at night. This stuff not only tastes great, it's filling, its packed with protein, it's easy and its inexpensive to make!


 
Calories: 113  |  Protein: 12  |  Carbs:  15  |  Fat: 1
Makes 4 - 1/2 servings
 
 
You'll need -
 
1 16oz tub of Fage 0% Plain Greek yogurt
1 small (1oz) box of Sugar-Free Jell-O pudding*
Graham Cracker crumbs (1 tbsp per serving)
 
*You can use any flavor Jell-O; the only flavors I can attest to are Cheesecake, Vanilla, Banana, Lemon, White Chocolate (add mini chips!) and those are excellent. I also saved a few bucks by buying a graham cracker pie crust and crumbling it myself - more than enough for this dessert.
 
 
Then you'll -
 
Keeping the yogurt in its original container you will slowly add the dry Jell-O pudding mix a little at a time making sure its well blended before adding more. If you dump all at once you will end up with a gritty texture - plus it's a great arm workout because this stuff gets thick.
 
That's it. Yep, seriously. I portion mine into 1/2 cup serving containers and let sit overnight for the flavors to blend. Add the graham cracker crumbs when you are ready to eat. Easy peasy!

**If you like this version, try the Faux Cookie Dough!
 
 
 
 
Happy cooking!


9 comments:

  1. I might just have to try this. Looks good and maybe I can get some protein into my kids diets the sneaky way!

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  2. Its great stuff! Let me know if you try any other flavors!

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  3. Do you know how many Weight Watchers points a serving is?

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    1. looks like 3 points per serving. Looks good! Will have to try it.

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  4. SO GOOD - this will be a regular thing for me. a little Light Cool Whip on top -it's a REAL treat!

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  5. This was Seriosly amazing :) I shared it on FB and will be linking your blog to my own later! Going to try the cookie dough also

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    1. I love this stuff and so glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks for the link back!

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  6. I've made this twice now. The second time was back by popular request. First time, I made it by the recipe.
    The next time, since we don't need to watch calories, I used the mini-graham cracker crusts. I topped them with a sprinkle of shaved dark chocolate.
    It's a way to get protein into my 90-year-old mom, who loved them! She hates all the protein drinks. The rest of us need healthy snacks, too!
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. I found your blog from pinterest and made it- SO FREAKING GOOD! I reblogged on my own website :) http://www.buhbyejigglywiggly.com/carb-day-snacks

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