My wife and I are both trying to lose weight and we both have a deep running sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied. But what is a person to do when most sweet desserts are the loaded with calories? Well I found this recipe from Gina's Skinny Recipes for a Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake with 132.9 calories with 5.6 grams of fat. The recipe is incredibly easy to follow and the end result is truly a truly delicious creamy cheesecake. I'm sure I will be asked to repeat this one again very soon.
non stick cooking spray
1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp light butter, softened
8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
2 large egg whites
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup strawberry jam
Heat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.
Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until evenly moistened. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, and flour. Do not over beat. Pour over graham cracker crust.
Stir jam until smooth. Drop by small spoonfuls over surface of filling. Using a knife, swirl jam gently through filling to create marble effect.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. Chill a few hours in the refrigerator.