Monday, 20 August 2012

Indulgence Options: Cheesecake

I know I've missed a couple of these posts lately, but I'm back on the ball and have moved away from more chocolaty treats, to focus on one of my biggest guilty pleasures - THE CHEESECAKE. I didn't even like these when I was little (cheese AND cake? What's that all about?) but now I'm an absolute fiend for it!

The Trouble-Maker
Oh God just looking at it makes my mouth water! Because of the cheese, the sugar and the buttery biscuit base, cheesecake really is the devil of all desserts.The average slice of vanilla cheesecake has around 257 calories according to LiveStrong, with 162 of them coming from fat! Ouch.

The Healthy Option: 15 Calorie Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
I saw this recipe on SkinnyMom and thought it looked perfect! Truth be told, I haven't actually tried making them yet, but who wouldn't love strawberries with cheesecake in??! And because they're only 15 calories they'd be a lovely light dessert for the summer, without so much of the guilt. ;) They'd also be awesome for if you were having any garden parties this summer - lovely! To get the recipe so you can give them a go yourself, click here.

If You Really Can't Resist: ASDA Chosen By You Vanilla & Mascarpone Cheesecake
A great example of how cheap doesn't necessarily mean bad for you! Out of all of the vanilla cheesecakes I looked through, this one from ASDA works out to be the healthiest per 100g. It's still crazy high in calories, fat and carbohydrates but if you really can't stay away from the cheesecake, this would probably be your best bet! :)

Is cheesecake your dessert weakness? Let me know your guilty pleasures! :)

Disclaimer: Because of a limited time span I was only able to look at foods from the top three supermarkets in the UK (Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury's). I looked at nutritional values per 100g to make it fair, as I am aware that serving sizes can be different through various brands. The method used was to award points for the highest protein, lowest fat, lowest carbohydrate and sugar, and the lowest sodium content as well as calorie content.
This is a light-hearted look at the food industry where I give alternative food options, and should in no way be taken as being scientifically proven. 


  1. Cheesecake is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses! Those strawberries look amazing though - definitely gonna have to try them out!


    1. Same I find it so hard to turn it down! I can't wait to give the recipe a go - might do this weekend :D

  2. Oh my goodness, that cheesecake looks amazing! I actually can't get enough of the biscuit bottom, could sit and eat it all day! x

    1. And me! OMG cheesecake is just the worst thing ever for me when I'm trying to be good haha


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