Sometimes I get a craving for something unhealthy. Well, who am I kidding.. Most days I crave something really bad for me. I don’t always cave in, but sometimes it is necessary to treat yourself. For a while there, I spent most of my time stalking Pinterest looking for healthy options to unhealthy foods. I found this recipe for Weight Watchers Faux Cheesecake and tweaked it a little bit to make it make it even more delicious, in my opinion.
Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake
- 1 16 oz tub of Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 3.4oz package of sugar free Jell-o Cheesecake Pudding
- Fresh Strawberries or a package of Frozen Strawberries
- 1 12.75 oz tub of Marzetti Glaze for Strawberries
- 1 can of Fat Free Reddi Wip
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
To make the cheesecake, all you will need to do is mix one box of the cheesecake pudding into a 16 oz tub of the 0% plain Greek yogurt. Mix the jello package into the yogurt a little bit at a time. If you dump the entire package into the yogurt, the consistency doesn’t turn out as well. This takes a little while to mix together, as it gets pretty thick as you go. This makes four servings. You can put a little bit of the graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of the bowl and put 1/4 of the cheesecake on top.
For the topping you can take as many strawberries as you would like. I thawed a few frozen strawberries, because that is all I had at the time. Mix with a few spoonfuls of the strawberry glaze and put on top of your cheesecake. You can then add whip cream on top, if desired.
I also wanted to mention that you could make this into an actual cheesecake, if you needed to for a group of people. I took this to a family party recently. I just used 3 tubs of the yogurt with 3 packages of the jello pudding. I put all three yogurts into a large bowl and mixed the pudding packets in gradually (Boy, that was definitely an arm workout!). I got a pie dish and covered the bottom with graham crackers. I then layered the cheesecake on top. It was enough to fit the entire pie dish. I then mixed an entire bag of the frozen strawberries with the entire tub of the sugar free strawberry glaze. I took a can of the Fat Free Reddi Wip for anyone to put on top if they wanted to.
Side note: My grandmother eats a gluten free diet. I made a separate dish for her without the graham crackers and she really liked it as well. So if you need a gluten free recipe, just go ahead and leave out the graham crackers, it’s still just as delicious!
I really enjoy this recipe. It definitely curbs my sweet tooth and isn’t too bad for you at all. Life is too short to live without dessert 😉