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When it comes to indulging in a sweet treat, cheesecake often tops the list. However, for those watching their weight or following a Weight Watchers plan, enjoying a slice of traditional cheesecake can come with a lot of guilt. But what if there was a secret ingredient that could make cheesecake guilt-free? Well, look no further because this recipe for a Weight Watchers friendly zero point cheesecake is here to satisfy your dessert cravings without derailing your healthy eating goals.
The secret ingredient in this guilt-free cheesecake recipe is Greek yogurt. By incorporating Greek yogurt into the filling, (I like Fage) you not only add a creamy texture but also boost the protein content of the dessert. Greek yogurt is a fantastic substitute for heavy cream or sour cream typically found in traditional cheesecake recipes. It offers a tangy flavor and helps to create a velvety smooth consistency that is just as satisfying as the full-fat versions.
To make this Weight Watchers friendly zero point cheesecake, you will need a few additional ingredients such as fat-free cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, and a sugar substitute. By using these low-calorie ingredients, you can enjoy a slice of cheesecake without any guilt. Plus, since this recipe is zero points, it won't affect your daily point allowance if you are following the Weight Watchers program.
The process of making this guilt-free cheesecake is simple and straightforward. First, you'll need to prepare the crust using crushed graham crackers and a little bit of melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan to create the perfect base for your cheesecake. Then, blend together the Greek yogurt, fat-free cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute until smooth. Pour the filling over the crust and bake in the oven until set.
Once the cheesecake has cooled, you can top it with fresh berries, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or even a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate sauce to add some extra flavor without adding any additional points. The result is a delicious, creamy cheesecake that is sure to satisfy your dessert cravings without sabotaging your healthy eating efforts.
So, if you're looking for a guilt-free dessert that doesn't compromise on taste, give this Weight Watchers friendly zero point cheesecake a try. With the secret ingredient of Greek yogurt and a few simple substitutions, you can enjoy a slice of cheesecake without any guilt or worry about your weight loss goals. Indulge in this guilt-free treat and savor every bite!
What Type Of Pan Do You Use?
So, first off, I like to make this cheesecake in a spring form pan. Of course you can make it any round cake pan you choose but this pan sure makes things easier. The 6″ pan is the size I like to use. It's a non-stick Springform. You may already have one but if not, you can find the one I like here. I see them all the time at stores like Homegoods too so you can search for one there as well. Trust me, after you make this recipe, you'll want to make it again and again – so you're gonna need a good pan.
What Is The Most Important Ingredient?
I believe that would have to be the sugar free jello pudding. That's the beauty of this recipe, just change the flavor of the pudding and you have a different flavor cheesecake. If you like chocolate, use chocolate pudding. If you like banana, use banana pudding. Feel more like pistachio or butterscotch, knock yourself out by just changing up the pudding!
What Goes On Top Of The Cheesecake?
In addition to using just the right springform pan for making the Weight Watchers friendly zero point cheesecake, it is also important to consider the toppings and flavors that complement this guilt-free dessert. You can get creative with various options to enhance the taste without compromising on your weight loss goals.
One delicious idea is to top the cheesecake with a fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi etc. Fresh fruits are always a good choice in the Weight Watchers world because they add a lot of vitamins and fiber, without any points.
You can also made a homemade fruit compote to pour over the top of your cheesecake. Simply simmer your favorite berries or fruits with a touch of sweetener, such as stevia or honey, until they become thick and syrupy. This fruity addition will add a burst of flavor and natural sweetness to the cheesecake, making it even more enjoyable.
Another option is to add a sprinkle of crushed nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, on top of the cheesecake. Not only will they provide a satisfying crunch, but they also offer additional nutritional benefits like healthy fats and protein. You can lightly toast the nuts beforehand to enhance their flavor and aroma. I love to add a sprinkle of chopped pistachio's to my cheesecake. Keep in mind, nuts do add points so use them sparingly and track your points.
For those who enjoy a touch of chocolate, consider drizzling a sugar-free chocolate sauce over the cheesecake. You can easily make your own by melting dark chocolate with a bit of coconut oil or unsweetened almond milk. This decadent addition will satisfy your chocolate cravings while still keeping the dessert low in points.
Experimenting with different flavors is also a great way to keep things interesting. You can add a teaspoon of mint extract if your prefer a minty taste, or a hint of lemon zest to the cheesecake batter for a subtle twist. (Lemon cheesecake with blueberries on top is one of my favorites)! Alternatively, you can infuse the Greek yogurt with a drop of almond or coconut extract to give it a unique flavor profile. Top it all off with a touch of cinnamon and your have yourself a decadent, zero point masterpiece.
Remember, the key to enjoying this guilt-free dessert is portion control. Although the cheesecake is zero points, it still contains calories, so it is important to note that one slice is zero points. If you have a second slice, the calories will begin to add up and it is no longer zero points. So savor a slice and do not go overboard.
By making smart choices in terms of toppings and flavors, you can create a customized Weight Watchers cheesecake that suits your taste preferences while staying on track with your healthy eating efforts.
Ingredients for Weight Watchers Zero Points Cheesecake
(see full recipe & video on just how to make it perfect, below):
Remember: Zero point recipes do go up in points after you eat more than one serving!
Why Is This Watchers Cheesecake Recipe So Good?
I don't know but I can tell you that is just is. I have tried several recipes at this point and in my opinion, this one is far and away the best. Everyone loves it when I make it; even if they are not on Weight Watchers. They say they can't tell the difference. Try it for yourself and watch your family go nuts over it.
Warning: you might have to make two so you get a bite!
It's Time to Make Cheesecake:
Now that you are ready to make cheesecake, here are a few more ideas to sweeten the mix: try any of the fruit toppings from the Weight Watchers Zero Point List and make this delectable dish your own. I like mine with fresh strawberries, but you can use blueberries or even applesauce with a little added cinnamon and voilà! An awesome, “Mom can I have another piece?” dessert that will have them begging for more.
Make sure you are using sugar free, fat free Jello. I like to use Jell-o Pudding because I really enjoy all their flavor varieties. As far as I know, Jell-o makes sugar free instant pudding in banana, cheesecake, chocolate, chocolate fudge, pistachio, vanilla and white chocolate flavors. You can purchase any brand you like in any flavor you desire.
You can really mix this recipe up and make it in a different flavor each week if you so choose. Enjoy!
Interested In Other Weight Watchers Recipes?
I have loads more on my blog.
Below you find some of my other very favorite recipes I'm sure you will enjoy.
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- WeightWatchers Berry Crisp – 2 FreeStyle SmartPoints
- WeightWatchers Air Fryer Donuts – 3 FreeStyle SmartPoints
- Instant Pot Bread Pudding – 2 FreeStyle SmartPoints
- Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
- Air Fryer Calzones + Homemade Calzone Dough
- Taco Dip
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups non fat greek yogurt I prefer Fage 0%
- 1 small box instant fat free/sugar free cheesecake of vanilla pudding mix
- 1 tbsp imitation vanilla
- 3 tbsp Stevia
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add eggs, vanilla, and stevia until blended well
- Add in yogurt and box of pudding until well combined
- Spray a pie dish or 9 inch spring form pan with non stick cooking spray and pour ingredients in
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Let cool for 15-20 minutes before covering with plastic wrap
- Chill overnight in the refrigerator
Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently.
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