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Slimming Cheesecakes For Seniors

Slimming Cheesecakes For Seniors Cheesecakes are generally made with some of the most filling ingredients, including sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. While this traditionally creamy concoction is both savory and delicious, these ingredients can wreak havoc on one's physical health. Indulging the sweet tooth every once in a while is alright, but seniors can always search for healthier recipes when baking their next cheesecake.

National Cheesecake Day is coming up soon, so older adults looking to craft the perfect pie for July 30 should consider one of the following recipes, which blend tangy, sweet and savory flavors in a delectable dish.

No-bake berry blend cheesecake
Seniors who like berries will surely enjoy this cheesecake, which integrates the tangy fruits in its base. Be sure to share with your friends at the retirement community, as they won't be able to get enough of this treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 8-oz. packages reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt

Directions
Line a cake dish with nonstick spray and set aside. In a small food processor, combine cashews, almonds, walnuts, coconut and vanilla. When ingredients are well blended, place them at the bottom of the dish. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, strawberries, raspberries and yogurt. Pour mixture in the dish, then place in the freezer overnight. Serve cold. 

Fruit-filled parfait cheesecake
If you prefer the taste of a tart, consider this blend that combines a variety of fruits in both the cake and its topping. 

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked pie crust
  • 2 8-oz. packages of reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apricot jelly
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 mango, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 cups pineapple, finely chopped
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, apricot jelly, cornstarch, egg and lemon juice. Using a mixer, blend ingredients until smooth. Gradually stir in mango slices with a spoon, ensuring mixture is well blended. Pour combination into the pie crust, then place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the refrigerator for about four to six hours. 

Once the tart has cooled, place a layer of apple jelly on the top. Arrange kiwi and pineapple slices on the top of the cheesecake. Adventurous chefs could add a variety of other fruits to the top, including starfruit, passion fruit or papayas.

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