Smooth, creamy, cool, and sumptuously sweet—who doesn’t love a cheesecake? However tasty it may be, the fact of the matter is that traditional cheesecake is one heart-unhealthy treat. Consider the main ingredients: cream cheese, more cream cheese, eggs and sugar, with some sour cream thrown in for good measure and of course, more cream cheese!
Here’s a slimmed-down version that the whole family (and anyone else who tries it!) will love. While it has less than half the fat of a typical recipe, and it’s loaded with beneficial calcium and protein, it still rivals any traditional cheesecake when it comes to flavor. What could be better than that? Invite your kids to help you with the measuring, the mixing, and the proportions and you’ll give them great math and science practice along the way! This Fourth of July, you can even take an extra delicious step by decorating the cake with strawberries and blueberries for a delectable red, white and blue masterpiece!