Low-Cal Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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Did you read that correctly?  Low calorie and cheesecake in the same sentence?  Yup, you sure did my friend.  I was in need of a no-bake recipe for a small birthday gathering this past weekend (which I will write more about in my next post), and I knew that the birthday girl loves cheesecake.  I mean, who doesn’t?  I don’t want to meet the person who raises their hand to that question.  I wouldn’t even count him/her as a person.  A robot, that’s more like it.  

Where was I?  Oh, yes.  Low calorie cheesecake goodness.  So, no-bake cheesecakes are nothing new, and given that I don’t have an oven, I’m all about them for a go-to dessert.  Plus, now that strawberries are back in full swing (thank you,  Plant City, Florida!), I immediately wanted to incorporate some fruit.  So, over the past several years, I have learned a few things about bringing food to parties and/or party hosting:

  • Make something you like to eat.  It’s a no-brainer, right?  In case you go somewhere that you don’t like the food, you can’t eat the food because of allergies, or whatever your excuse is, bring something you will eat.  Plus, I always think it’s a tad sketch if a person isn’t eating what they are bringing.  Poisoned????  I am also highly paranoid.
  • Make something that fits your dietary needs.  Not quite the same as the first one.  What I mean is that if you’re trying to be really good about watching your calories, then volunteer to bring something healthy.  Sure we all know I’m going to eat EVERYTHING there, but at least I won’t have the excuse to mow down 6 slices of pizza and chase it with 14 tacos because there “wasn’t anything healthy to eat.”
  • Make small portions/bite-sized things.  This is the most important one.  Things that you need to cut into servings, or that people have to do themselves, is always a pain.  If you can avoid it, definitely make small, cute, passable foods.  Bonus, it helps with portion control!

That’s what is so great about this recipe:  it uses low fat cream cheese and whip cream, which DO NOT taste any different than regular (TRUST ME), has the option to use sugar substitute, and uses portion control.  These were a crazy huge hit.  The only problem was stopping myself from eating.  All.  Of.  Them.

They are super easy to throw together, and everyone will want the recipe.  Enjoy!


Materials:

  • large bowl
  • small bowl or dish
  • mixer or whisk
  • spatula
  • spoon

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages  of phyllo cups (15 per package)
  • 6-oz of low fat cream cheese (about 2/3 of a package), softened
  • 1/2 c low fat whip cream
  • 1/3 c sugar (I used Splenda), plus more for sprinking
  • 4 or 5 strawberries (depending on size)

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice each strawberry.FullSizeRender (15) Pile your slices into a small dish, and sprinkle with a little sugar.  Set aside.  FullSizeRender (16)
  2. in a large bowl, mix cream cheese, cool whip, and sugar until well combined.  (I used my hand-held mixer for this, and it worked well!)  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with your spatula.FullSizeRender (17)
  3. Spoon a dollop of filling into each phyllo cup.  FullSizeRender (18)FullSizeRender (19)
  4. Top each cup with a strawberry.FullSizeRender (20)
  5. Keep refrigerated until serving.FullSizeRender (21)
  6. Enjoy!

Low-Cal Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  • Servings: 3 bites
  • Time: 15 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • large bowl
  • small bowl or dish
  • mixer or whisk
  • spatula
  • spoon

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages  of phyllo cups (15 per package)
  • 6-oz of low fat cream cheese (about 2/3 of a package), softened
  • 1/2 c low fat whip cream
  • 1/3 c sugar (I used Splenda), plus more for sprinking
  • 4 or 5 strawberries (depending on size)

Directions:

  1. Open your phyllo cups and set aside.
  2. Thinly slice each strawberry.  Pile your slices into a small dish, and sprinkle with a little sugar.  Set aside.
  3. in a large bowl, mix cream cheese, cool whip, and sugar until well combined.  (I used my hand-held mixer for this, and it worked well!)  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with your spatula.
  4. Spoon a dollop of filling into each phyllo cup.
  5. Top each cup with a strawberry.
  6. Keep refrigerated until serving.
  7. Enjoy!

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