Thursday, December 30, 2010

Foodie Friday: Low Carb Cheesecake


Once in a while a girl just needs something sweet, even if the sweetness is faux.

While I have baked sugar free cheesecakes in the past, sometimes I need faux sugar right this instant


So I buy a tiny sugar free cheesecake at Publix

and a box of blackberries. Then I enjoy my 4 net carb slice of sweetness. Naturally you will add carbs for the berries. I never do. As far as I'm concerned, fruit has fiber, and fiber means fewer carbs.


What You Need:
  • store bought sugar free/low carb cheesecake

  • blackberries
  • Options:

    Crust -- Make your own low-carb crust by chopping (very fine) walnuts, pecans, macadamias and mixing them with Splenda, then pressing the nut mix around the chilled, firm cake.

    • Heavy whipping cream--whipped with Splenda--is a low carb indulgence.
    • Berries
    • Sugar Free Chocolate syrup

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    37 comments:

    1. Happy New Year!
      I am sharing a healthy recipe this week- Shrimp Salsa. It is great with tortilla chips but if you are trying to go lower carb, it is great on a thin slice of jicama or on a spear of endive. It's all good!
      Thanks for hosting!

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    2. Love cheese cake!!!

      Happy New Year!

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    3. Oh, yummy!! I totally agree with you about cheesecake and faux sugar..and heck, I'll even take real sugar!! :D

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    4. I've never tried low carb cheesecake but have forgone cheesecake for a long while because of the calories. I'll have to look for this!

      Happy New Year, Michael!

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    5. I love the fruits on top of this cheesecake. They look very fresh and alive.

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    6. This looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing. :)

      Happy New Year!

      ~Liz

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    7. Oh My! I have not had cheesecake in so long - sounds so good. I almost bought a slice recently, but figured I had already done enough diet damage during the holidays. House full this weekend, so will save the cheesecake til Spring. :-D
      Hope you have a very healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!
      Glenda

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    8. Happy New Year! After this week, the calories start to count once again... haha. So I'm anxious to try recipes like this that allow dessert in a lower calorie way. Thanks for sharing!

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    9. I had some wonderful blackberries this past week. I tell you, they don't get the credit they deserve!

      Have a good one, Michael.

      ButterYum

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    10. Happy New Year Michael, I hope it is a wonderful one for you!

      This dessert looks wonderful (blackberries are one of my favorite fruits.) Delightful!

      Thank you so much for hosting us so graciously each week. ((hugs))~m

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    11. Oh, after writing my post, I am so glad that you do some things the quick and easy way too. Now I'm dying for some cheesecake!!!!

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    12. LOve cheesecake- mmm-mm.Happy New year and thanks for hosting!

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    13. Yummmmy! Happy New Year and thanks for sharing...Pat H

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    14. Happy New Year! The sugar free cheesecake looks yummy!

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    15. Thank you for your prettily pictured cheese cake. Don't you just love small desserts!

      Michael Lee, thank you for hosting FF this year. I can only imagine the commitment and time involved. It is one of the highlights of my week!

      Happy New Year, my friend!
      Yvonne

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    16. Michael Lee, Your cheesecake looks delicious and would definitely hit the spot! It looks pretty too. When I need a sweet, I break off a couple of squares of a Hershey's Special Dark bar and enjoy my dark chocolate. Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year.
      Blessings, Beth

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    17. What a lovely Cheese Cake to serve us today.I brought you my 2010 Top Favorites. Thank you for hosting us and have a very Happy New Year!

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    18. Thanks for hosting! Your cheesecake looks fantastic!

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    19. We have a Publix here. Going shopping tomorrow. That is so yummy looking with the fresh berries. Happy New Year.

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    20. I'd love a guilt free low calorie cheesecake like this! Blackberries are also among my favorite berries!

      A very happy and healthy 2011 to you and your family!

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    21. Oh, this does look delicious. I like the idea of combining the blackberries with cheesecake.
      Thanks for hosting FF each week. Your blog is always one of my favorite places to spend time.
      All the best to you and your family in the new year.
      ~ Sarah

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    22. Thanks for hosting and happy New Year!

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    23. Great year of Foodie Fridays! Thank you so much for hosting us!

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    24. This looks wonderful and really good, Michael!.Happy New Year!..Christine

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    25. I love how you always use fruits with your dessert. It is much more appealing.

      BTW- Happy New Year and thanks for having Foodie Friday. I love it.

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    26. Thanks for this fabulous blog and Happy New Year!!!

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    27. Thank you so much for hosting! Happy New Year (almost!). Today I am submitting my recipe for my signature lasagna. All from scratch. Enjoy!

      http://scratchlove.blogspot.com/2010/12/scratchlove-lasagna.html

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    28. Thank you for linking to my blog, It's a Keeper, in 2010! Your site was one of my top referrers! I really appreciate your support!

      Happy New Year! And, here's to a happy and healthy 2011!

      Best,
      Christina
      www.itsakeeper.wordpress.com

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    29. Just joined your party. Thanks for hosting.

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    30. Happy New Year Michael, wishing you all the best in 2011:@)

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    31. Michael...2010 brought me to a Low Carb lifestyle and it closes with a me who is 55lbs lighter :)

      I LOVE this post and cheesecake was the decider for me...if I can eat cheesecake, it is the right diet for me :)

      Happy New Year and thank-you for Foodie Friday!

      Blessings!
      Gail

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    32. I just wanted you to know that I accidentally submitted the wrong recipe (#84) so the second one is correct for SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl, with my panko crusted chicken with mustard maple sauce.

      Happy New Year!

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    33. After making that cake I need all the help I can in the calorie department. Don't think I've ever tried low-fat cheesecake... lovely idea with the berries!! Happy New Year!

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    34. I never turn down cheesecake....!
      My link is for gingerbread houses, I had a party and it was a blast!

      Happy New Year!
      ~Heidi

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    35. My mouth is watering for this cheesecake. Thanks for hosting, this is my first time jumping in. I really want to have some more recipes this year.

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    36. Wow, that blackberry cheese cake looks fabulous! Bet it tasted wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

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    There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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