Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Categorized as: Desserts
 
Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

½ cup graham-cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons Splenda Granular
1½ tablespoons light butter
4 ounces tub-style light cream cheese
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup light sour cream
¼ cup Splenda Granular
1 cup light whipped topping, thawed
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Directions:

1. Select 6 tall, stemmed glasses. (An 8-ounce wineglass or champagne glass is ideal)
2. In a small bowl, mix graham-cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons Splenda, and butter. Set aside.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheeses with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sour cream and ¼ cup Splenda and stir until smooth. Fold in light whipped topping with a spoon or spatula.
4. In the bottom of each glass, place 1 tablespoon graham cracker mix. Press down with spoon. Place about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mix on top of each. (You will use only ½ of the cheese mixture for the 6 glasses). Divide the berries among the glasses, placing them on top of the cream cheese layer. Add one more layer of cream cheese. Finish the parfait by topping each with 1 tablespoon of crumbs.
5. Enjoy immediately or place in the refrigerator until ready to be served.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 185
Fat 8g (6 saturated)
Carbohydrate 20g
Fiber 2g
Protein 7g
Sodium 280mg

Diabetic exchange: 1 Carbohydrate, 1 Low-Fat Meat, 1 Fat
WW point comparison: 4 points

Additional comments:

This is a really fun dessert. The presentation is original, and your family and guests are sure to love it. Besides looking incredible, it’s cheesecake! These are also fabulous for entertaining because they are already portioned and convenient, and can be made ahead of time.

The original recipe for these parfaits called for regular cream cheese and whipping cream, and, of course, sugar for a staggering 490 calories each! You may also reduce the carbs further by eliminating the graham cracker layers (subtract 50 calories and 8 grahams of carbohydrate), or cutting the graham cracker mixture in half and only using it on top (subtracts 25 calories and 4 grahams of carb).

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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