Perfectly creamy and rich, you’re family and friends will never believe that these blueberry cheesecake bars are less than 150 calories each and lower in fat and sugar than traditional cheesecake!
Remember these beauties?
I remember being so proud of that recipe. Not just because I’ve never been good with arts and crafts, yet the strawberries actually turned out like roses (seriously, you don’t need an artsy bone in your body to make them!), but because of how delicious the cheesecake itself turned out. Seriously, how can something made with Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese be so creamy and rich-tasting?! I still don’t totally get it, but as long as my taste-buds are happy then I’m happy ;).
Every time I send this recipe to a friend or include it on a round-up post, I always mention how easy it is to just add in some fresh blueberries for a simpler fruit option than strawberry roses. So I figured it was about time that the blueberry version got its own post.
One quick note about this recipe: for the crust I originally recommended using Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins and I still highly recommend seeking out a box if you have a Trader Joe’s near you. I’ve tried making these with lemon-flavored nilla wafers and the lemon flavor just wasn’t as strong. Now I haven’t tried lemon Oreos yet, mostly because I’m trying to avoid the sugar-binge that I know would be sure to happen – after all someone has to eat all that leftover cream-filling once the cookie part is pulsed into crumbs. Let me know if you have success with any other lemon cookies!
These would be so perfect for a Father’s Day dessert this weekend! They’d also be great with some strawberries or raspberries added for a patriotic 4th of July treat.
Speaking of Father’s Day, I hope you all have something fun planned to celebrate the dads in your life. I always thought the difference between Father’s and Mother’s day was so funny. Growing up, we always got dressed up for Mother’s Day and went out to a nice brunch, with the emphasis being trying to give mom a relaxing day. But then Father’s day rolled around and we usually spent the day up in the mountains hiking or boating and then grilling for dinner. While definitely not as pampered, my dad never seemed to mind ?. This year will be no different as we’ll be heading up to the mountains just for the morning to get a good hike in before heading out to a few pup-friendly breweries.
So here’s a toast to a weekend celebrating the amazingly patient and loving guy that I am lucky enough to have as a dad!
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These sound amazing! I absolutely love cheesecake, so I get really happy when I see a simple, healthy recipe 🙂