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.