Tofu Cheesecake is a Healthy
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