Lean Raspberry Cheesecake

Every New Year brings the desire to eat a little healthier, at least at our house! My son, Zac, is always finding new hikes he can take his dad on. After they had made all the plans for the different hikes that are on the schedule for this year, my husband decided it was time to get in better shape! That means I’m on a mission to make dishes that taste great but are fewer calories.

It’s really hard to have Sunday dinner without dessert! I’m a firm believer that food needs to look fabulous, especially if it has fewer calories. Then you don’t feel like you are being punished for doing something so right! Life is too short not to have dessert! You will forget that you were ever watching your calories with this Raspberry Cheesecake!  It has everything that makes dessert “right”! The combination of the chocolate crust to the creamy cheesecake filling! You deserve this!

Lean Raspberry Cheesecake
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Ingredients
  1. cooking spray
  2. 1/2 cup crushed chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  3. 1 tbsp light butter, softened
  4. 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  5. 1/4 cup sugar
  6. 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  7. 2 large egg whites
  8. 2 tsps vanilla
  9. 1 tbsp flour
  10. 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  11. raspberries
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350Ā°F. Spray an 8-inch spring pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until mixed through. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the yogurt, egg whites and flour., do not over beat. Pour over graham cracker crust.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set.
  6. Cool to room temperature then chill a few hours in the refrigerator.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time until melted, careful not to burn.
  8. Use a spatula to drizzle the chocolate all over the top of the cheesecake. Top each piece with 2 raspberries and enjoy!
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23 thoughts on “Lean Raspberry Cheesecake”

  1. We definitely deserve a dessert this good! It looks so yummy and I’m totally craving for a slice right now. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to make it for me and my family.

  2. This cheesecake looks amazing! I love that it has less calories too! I have been eating healthier so this may be a good option for a night I have a sweet tooth, which is more often than I care to admit lol

  3. A lean cheesecake? That sounds amazing. Raspberry happens to be my favorite cheesecake flavor as well. This is totally being added to my recipe list. It will be perfect for this weekend šŸ™‚

  4. This dessert looks so yummy! Not only is it good for Sunday dinner but its a beautiful dessert for Valentine’s day! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts so I will be adding this to my list of recipes to try!

  5. Oh this really makes me wish I liked cheesecake. This looks incredible. My husband is a huge fan so maybe I’ll make this for him!

  6. This looks wonderful and I’d love to try to make this for a Valentine’s Day party this week. Such a pretty presentation and I’m sure my neighbors will appreciate a homemade cheesecake!

  7. It’s so nice to have a healthier option, particularly when it comes to cheesecake – and your Lean Raspberry Cheesecake looks divine! Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!

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