Cheesecake on a diet? You think of it as the richest, most decadent weight loss no-no you can imagine. But you can give these recipes a big “Yes!” They’re rich, they taste decadent, but you can enjoy them with zero guilt. All of these ridiculously good recipes are absolutely perfect for the cheesecake-lovin’, healthy-livin’ people out there—that’s right, you can literally have your cake and eat it, too, while on your Nutrisystem meal plan! That’s a diet win if you ask us.
Check out these five ridiculously good recipes for cheesecake lovers:
This is one of the most ridiculously good recipes of all—Cheesecake, chocolate and no baking! Two count as one PowerFuel, so this recipe can be dessert or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea or coffee. And it’s sooo easy to make. Using a blender or food processor, combine raw almonds, cocoa powder, sweeter-than-sugar medjool dates and sea salt to serve as the crust which you press into cupcake liners 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’ve blended in a food processor. Stir in chocolate chips. Freeze them for a few hours then allow to thaw slightly before enjoying. They’re only 115 calories per serving, and you can make a batch of 10 servings at once.
This recipe riffs off the chocolate chip version. The crust is made from raw almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, medjool dates and sea salt, combined in a blender or food processor and pressed into 20 paper-lined mini muffin tins. The cheesecake part is a sweet, creamy and tangy combo of low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extra and stevia for extra sweetness. Freeze for a few hours then thaw for a few minutes before serving. Only 50 calories per serving, this sweet treat counts as two PowerFuels.
Microwave mug cakes are the latest thing and you’re going to love this addition to your dessert choices. It’s only 186 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and two Extras.
The sweetest part? It’s insanely easy to make. Puree reduced fat cream cheese with Greek yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, vanilla extract and Truvia Baking Blend. Pour the batter into a microwave-safe bowl or mug and stick it in the microwave. It’s done in less than a minute then just sits for a few hours in the fridge before you dig in.
When it comes to tasty cheesecake recipes that you can enjoy on a diet, this Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake definitely takes the cake (literally!). Featuring just six simple ingredients and requiring just five easy steps to prepare, it’s a decadent dessert that’s perfect for those who don’t like to spend a ton of time baking in the kitchen.
And the last of our ridiculously good recipes is for the pumpkin lovers. Canned pumpkin is available year-round. No need to restrict your pumpkin-eating to the fall. This recipe is made extra flavorful with a gingersnap crust and pumpkin pie spice. It’s easy, too. Finely crush gingersnap cookies with melted coconut oil and water in a bowl, then press into a mini muffin tin lined with paper. Mix low-fat cream cheese, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix), vanilla extract, stevia, sea salt and spices in a food processor or blender. Divide the mixture evenly over 20 muffin tins then bake for 15 minutes until cheesecakes are firm around the edges. Cool at room temperature for one hour then refrigerate for two hours before serving. This recipe makes 12 servings at 64 calories per, plus they count as two Extras.