High Protein, Low Fat, Low Carbs – almost Paleo, but not really if you don’t do dairy.
This is a healthy version of the famous Juniors New York style cheesecake that you can fit in your nutrition plan! This cheesecake has about 1/3rd of the calories, fat, carbs, and sugars but is high protein! This is done by making some specific substitutions but retaining the overall texture and taste. The result is a delicious dense New York style cheesecake with a nice crust.
I love cheesecake but if you’re on any sort of nutrition plan it’s typically off the list. I’ve tried ‘diet’ versions before but they typically pale in comparison to the real thing. Well, after an office party where cheesecake was the main event, I decided I had to find a good recipe I could fit into my diet.
I started with the regular high-calorie and full-fat version made famous by Juniors and experimented with substitutions to fine tune this recipe. There were some truly horrible iterations in the beginning that are more typical of the the ‘diet’ ones you’ve probably tried. I finally worked out this version which is about as close to the original as you can get.
If you’ve been craving a desert that fits your macros give this one a shot. I promise it’s the best one you’ve tried and it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real thing. (more…)