Ella’s Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake

Prep time: 15 minutes

Wait time (chilling time): 30 minutes minimum

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Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Well, I could name a few people who doesn’t but I feel badly for them, hahaha!

Anyway, we planted a few different varieties of blueberries last spring and since I know we will have a lot of them this year, I wanted to practice making blueberry cheesecake which is one of my all-time fave desserts.

I used to be a fan of The Cheesecake Factory but when I learned how much calories is in one slice of blueberry cheesecake, I had to ask myself if I really want to consume all my allotted calories for one day in one slice of heaven. Well, maybe once a year…ha! Yep, one slice has almost a thousand calories. Sure, it’s one fat slice of yummy goodness, but making a healthier version was still the better choice, at least in my opinion.

The recipe is really easy to do and it’s certainly more budget-friendly than you think.

The ingredients are as follows:

1 Reduced Fat Graham Cracker Crust

8 oz (1 container) 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened

1 (8 oz.) tub of Lite Whipped Topping, thawed

½ cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed well

All you need to do is mix the softened cream, sugar and lite whipped topping in a medium mixing bowl. You may also use a hand mixer, mix the ingredients mentioned on low for about 3 minutes. Spoon the mixture on the graham crust evenly. Top with fresh blueberries. Chill for at least 30 minutes and enjoy. Easy peasy indeed, eh?

A slice of this heavenly dessert (or snack) is just about 260 calories vs. The Cheesecake Factory’s 929 calories. Take your pick 🙂

Friendly tip: Cheesecake is usually best consumed within the same day so it’s best shared with family and friends. If you have left-overs, it can last up to 5 days, just make sure they’re kept in a sealed container.

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