Fast Day Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Desserts don’t need to be forbidden on Fast Days (FDs). Join Susie T. as she shares delicious and satisfying FD Blackberry Cheesecake Bars for only 43-116 calories per serving. Perfect Fast Days Healing Days food!

 

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Fast Day Blackberry Cheesecake Bars give you a bit of something sweet to end your fast on a bright and light note.

We don’t often spend more than 10 calories for a dessert on Fast Days (FDs). Can you say, “Sugar free gelatin is my friend?” Course you can! By spending dessert calories on filling protein-rich and veggie-rich foods, with a bit of healthy, delicious fat, we get better appetite control and a greater sense of satisfaction. Less hunger=Happy Susie T! Right? But some days, having a dessert can make or break your FD resolution. The heart wants what it wants. And in those times, it pays to come prepared for the game.

 

 

 

 

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Creamy on top and cake-like on the bottom. These FD Blackberry Cheesecake Bars taste lemon-y and like fresh berries.

Yesterday was just such a time at the FDHD abode. It was Super Bowl Sunday and I fell deeply “in like” with a photo I saw on the FluffyChixCook Tumblr site. The Blackberry Cheesecake Bars had my number and I knew with every ounce of my being they would be mine that eve! Cuz, come on. It was Super Bowl time! I knew it would be easy to make them low carb, keto-friendly–but could I make them Fast Day (FD)-friendly, too? Hmmmm. my mind started flying.

So I whipped up these little babies and they were freakin’ fantastic. Not only did they work yesterday (a non-fasting day), but with proper portioning, they will fit perfectly into today’s Fast Day (FD) meal plan. Without any deprivation. So the next time you’re looking for a super low cal/low carb dessert to help you through your Fast Day longings, remember the Blackberry Cheesecake Bars and don’t forget to share the recipe, and Fast Days Healing Days website, with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! kthanx…

 

 

Fast Day Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 9-24 Squares

Serving Size: 1 Square

Calories per serving: 43

Fast Day Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Desserts don't need to be forbidden on Fast Days (FDs). Join Susie T. as she shares delicious and satisfying FD Blackberry Cheesecake Bars for only 43-116 calories per serving. Perfect Fast Days Healing Days food!

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients (Bottom Crust)
1/4 cup oat fiber
2 tablespoons pork rind crumbs—or flax/chia meal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Wet Ingredients Bottom Crust
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup All Whites Egg Whites
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cheesecake Layer
6 ounces blackberries
8 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar free vanilla syrup
1/2 cup vanilla flavored stevia drops—to your taste preference (liquid preferred)

Instructions

    For Bottom Crust: Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients for the bottom layer. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until creamy and smooth. Pour batter into a parchment-lined 9x9 baking dish. (We like glass or Pyrex baking dishes.) Add blackberries in a single layer, on top of the batter.
    Make Cheesecake Layer: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until incorporated. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth and lump-free. Scrape sides of bowl and beaters a couple of times to ensure all lumps are gone. Pour batter over the bottom and blackberry layers. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes until puffy and it has only the slightest wiggle in the middle. Remove from the oven onto a wire rack. Cool completely, then cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. It's better the next day!
    Cut into portions and enjoy. Portion and freeze for convenient FD desserts as your FD budget allows!

Notes

We don't generally eat a lot of desserts on Fast Day (FDs). If we do, it's usually a near-zero gelatin or a piece of fruit with a spoon of vanilla yogurt or something like that. But we made these Blackberry Cheesecake Bars for Super Bowl Sunday and they worked out great! They're now happily in the freezer for another day.

Serving Ideas Serve with a large, hot cup of tea or black coffee.

Nutritional Information

Per 9 Servings: 114 Calories; 4g Fat (33.3% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 7g Net Carbohydrate

Per 12 Servings: 86 Calories; 3g Fat (33.3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 5g Net Carbohydrate

Per 16 Servings: 64 Calories; 2g Fat (33.3% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 4g Net Carbohydrate

Per 24 Servings: 43 Calories; 2g Fat (33.3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 3g Net Carbohydrate

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Author: Susie T. Gibbs

SusieT is passionately committed to seeking studies and research detailing the most effective strategies for killing inflammation, boosting health, increasing energy and expanding longevity through nutrition. Seeking health through ancestral principles and making darn good food while traveling along life’s path to better health occupies a key place in her personal food philosophy. SusieT develops recipes and writes about cooking, food, health and nutrition news. Find her latest work in CarbSmart Magazine, a digital magazine from the leaders in low carbohydrate information. A two-year survivor from late stage, hormone-positive breast cancer, SusieT encourages everyone to meet their kitchen and begin a love affair with life and cooking good, clean, nourishing meals. The life you save could be your own. Email SusieT with questions and suggestions for new 5:2 and 4:3 ADF/EOD recipes.

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  1. Looks and sounds delish! Also the silky chocolate pudding does too (separate post) and I want to make both these desserts!! I love that they are Keto, LC, SF, and FD compliant. I’m one who has to work on keeping the cal’s down too and I love some options that don’t break the bank.

    THANK YOU!!

    Alice

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