Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Delicious Trick

By pure luck and experimentation, I discovered the most delicious snack that requires only three ingredients, is quick and very nutritious, and--the best and most surprising part--tastes remarkably like cheesecake. Here's how it happened.

I eat a fair amount of yogurt and I usually go for the tangy, plain, whole milk variety. One day I was eating some plain yogurt as a snack and I decided to top it with a bit of milled golden flax seed, just for taste and added nutrition. The crumbly texture against the creamy yogurt was so satisfying and really reminded me of the incredible combination of graham cracker crust and cheesecake filling. So the next time, I decided to use vanilla yogurt instead, and since I love the way lemon and dairy taste together, I stirred in a squeeze of lemon juice. I topped it with extra ground flax seed and it was heaven. I was completely fooled into thinking I was eating lemon cheesecake!

Just to make sure my tastebuds weren't tricking me I brought this little treat to my husband and said, "What does this remind you of?" I was thrilled when he answered, "Cheesecake!" without missing a beat. He loved it.

So there you go--a completely healthy, simple, flavorful way to enjoy the tastes and textures of cheesecake whenever you like. Next time I may add a little grated lemon zest for some extra zing! 

What do you think? Will you try it? It's truly a delicious trick.


  1. This looks delicious! I've completely cut out white sugar from my life, so I'm always excited to come across recipes that can fulfill my sweet tooth cravings! And I've got all those ingredients, so this might happen today!!

  2. I'm so glad! If you do, let me know what you think? :)

  3. Katie @ Loverly SheOctober 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    this looks amazing! definitely going to try :)

  4. That sounds great! One of my favorite sweet treats is plain Greek yogurt with crunchy peanut butter and a dash of pure maple syrup. I just told Stephen the other day that I would choose that if I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life.

  5. I hope you love it as much as I do! :)

  6. Yum!! What brand of Greek yogurt do you like? The only brand I've found that I like is Trader Joe's, and we don't have one here, so I usually just buy regular whole milk yogurt.

  7. I usually get Fage, cause that's the brand that Aldi carries. But I like Dannon Oikos too (though I have to report that John Stamos does not appear when you eat it, despite my high hopes from the commercials!)

  8. Kristyn @ Milk + CrownOctober 18, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Mmm, what a perfect little treat! I love cheesecake too, so I will totally be taking advantage of this simple trick :)


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