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Tofu Cheesecake is a Healthy Alternative

Tofu cheesecake may sound like a contradiction in terms since it is fairly obvious that this cake has no cheese in it. Yet here is another wonderful use for tofu and if watching your waistline makes the real thing just a distant memory, you might want to give tofu cheesecake a try.

Tofu carries heart healthy benefits and is high in protein plus there's a big difference in the calories you will consume if you go with the healthier tofu cheesecake version. A slice of regular cheesecake, and we're talking about a mere sliver, is a whopping 400 calories and almost 25 grams of fat while a similar slice of tofu cheesecake is about 200 calories and only 4 grams of fat.

Easy Tofu Cheesecake

If you want to give tofu cheesecake a try you might start with this simple recipe for chocolate tofu cheesecake. It's very easy since it's mixed in a blender and involves no baking. Plus it's chocolate, so how can you go wrong? 

Put 16 ounces of silken tofu, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in a blender and puree. Melt 10 small squares of baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl using a low setting and stirring frequently. Add this to the other ingredients in the blender and blend until thoroughly mixed. Spoon the mixture into a 9" ready made graham cracker pie crust. Chill your new tofu cheesecake creation until it sets and top with cherry pie filling or a light raspberry sauce and serve with veg*n whipped cream.

Making Healthy Choices

Cheesecake is one of those things that a true connoisseur can’t seem to do without, but often diet restrictions can mean it’s off the list of acceptable foods or it might be a case of knowing what’s healthy and wanting to make better choices but whatever the reason, it doesn’t mean giving up that favorite treat completely and tofu cheesecake can be a satisfying alternative. It can be as varied as its real cheese counterpart and as easy as popping a few ingredients in the blender.

You can even make a tofu cheesecake very much like the infamous high calorie New York cheesecake but without all those killer calories and fat. So if you can’t resist that beautiful confection in the bakeshop window or if you dream of cheesecake at night, you don’t have to deprive yourself any longer. Give tofu cheesecake a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.



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