Key Lime Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes, a healthier dessert recipe with only 125 calories per cheesecake!

These mini Greek yogurt cheesecakes have a tropical key lime twist!  Only 125 calories each, and full of protein to help keep you satisfied!

Does this sound familiar to you?  You try to eat healthfully throughout the day.  Breakfast, lunch and even dinner you do OK.

But sit down on the couch to watch some TV in the evening and suddenly you just need something sweet.

And the next thing you know, you are scavenging through the pantry, trying to find that old bag of chocolate chips you swear was in the very back.

That is the inspiration behind this recipe 🙂

Key Lime Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes, a healthier dessert recipe with only 125 calories per cheesecake!

Well actually, the inspiration behind these key lime Greek yogurt cheesecakes is a box of popsicles that I bought to stop myself from burrowing into my pantry at night.  They were key lime flavor, creamy and delicious…and only 100 calories a pop!

So I started wondering if I could make my own creamy, healthy dessert recipe.  With key lime of course.  And cheesecake popped into my head immediately.

Can you healthify cheesecake?  Why yes.  Apparently you can.  Because little babies are not too bad for you!  Only 125 calories each!

 Key Lime Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes, a healthier dessert recipe with only 125 calories per cheesecake!

My normal cheesecake recipe calls for a whole 8 oz of cream cheese, and for these Greek yogurt cheesecakes, I reduced that to 4 oz, and added a whole cup of Greek yogurt.  You can barely taste a difference!

There is a slight tanginess from the yogurt, but all in all these are a delicious, healthier option when you want your cheesecake fix but don’t want to break your diet.

AND: because they contain Greek yogurt, you get some protein in your dessert, which helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied.  I can’t stand it when I still want to eat 15 more of a healthier dessert 🙂

Happy Tuesday to you all.  Have a wonderful day!

Key Lime Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes
 
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You would never guess this is a lightened up cheesecake with only 125 calories!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
Ingredients
Crust:
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs {56g}
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted {28g}
Key Lime Cheesecake:
  • 4 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons key lime zest (4 key limes)
  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice (2 key limes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • (optional) green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a standard-sized muffin pan with 9 muffin papers.
  3. Melt the butter, and stir in the sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Divide evenly amongst the 9 muffin papers, pressing gently into the bottoms using your fingers or a spoon.
  4. In a large bowl, use a hand-held mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  5. Add the Greek yogurt, sugar, egg, key lime zest and juice, and vanilla. Beat for a few minutes until completely incorporated.
  6. *Optional* Add one drop of green food coloring and blend until color is even.
  7. Spoon about 1.5-2 tablespoons of filling over the muffin papers, or until all the batter is used.
  8. Bake in the oven for 25 or so minutes, until centers are set (they may have a very slight jiggle still).
  9. Allow to cool completely, then place in the fridge and chill.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
Calories 123 // Fat 7 g // Saturated Fat 4 g // Cholesterol 31 mg // Sodium 126 mg // Carbohydrate 12 g // Fiber 0 g // Sugars 9 g // Protein 3 g

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cheesecake Calories: 123 Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 126 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 31 mg

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