Nutritional Upgrade: Strawberry Cheesecake

Kortnie from America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12.

Kortnie from America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 12.

Cheesecake is delicious. When I eat cheesecake, I enter a state of euphoria where I lose any capacity to feel full and there is no such thing as calories. Needless to say, it isn’t something I should do often.  So, I came up with a solution to that. Don’t worry, it isn’t one of those unsatisfying bite-size cheesecakes.

Cheesecake Factory’s Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake Factory Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake

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*Based on the data they provided, there are 205 calories unaccounted for. This would be a combination of protein and unsaturated fat.  I would guess between 10-15 g of protein (40-60 calories) and 16-18 g of unsaturated fat (145-165 calories). They also didn’t say anything about how many of the carbohydrates are sugars (my guess is 50g).

Nutritionally Upgraded Strawberry Cheesecake

Nutritionally Upgraded Strawberry Cheesecake

Nutrition Facts: Upgraded Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  1. 6 crackers of Graham Crackers
  2. 6 oz. of Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  3. 2 Strawberries
  4. 2 tbsp of Cool Whip (optional/ more for texture than taste)
  5. 1 tsp of Dark Brown Sugar (optional)
  6. A few dashes of Ground Cinnamon (optional)

*FYI I don’t actually measure my food, I  usually just wing it. These are estimations and you can edit them to your likings. This is to give a general idea rather than an exact recipe.

Directions:

  1. Obtain ingredients.
  2. Crush the graham crackers.
  3. Place the crushed graham crackers in the bottom of the serving bowl.
  4. Mix the greek yogurt, brown sugar and cool whip in a non-serving bowl.
  5. Put the yogurt mix in the serving bowl.
  6. Chop the strawberries.
  7. Put the strawberries on top of the yogurt mix.
  8. Add a few dashes of cinnamon.
  9. Bon appétit!
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