I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Serves 8

28g crushed Graham Cracker for Crust (see NOTE below for a link to a gluten free graham cracker recipe)
2 blocks of Fat Free Cream Cheese (I use neufchatel to avoid that funky ff aftertaste)
1/2 cup Splenda (I use Stevia to avoid the chemicals)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg, 1 Egg White
1/4 cup Whole Milk
120g Canned Pumpkin
1 pinch of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 dash of Cinnamon


Spray some non-stick spray in a 6″ or 8″ pie dish, and sprinkle the crushed Graham Cracker crumbs evenly for the crust.

Mix all ingredients but the eggs and Canned Pumpkin in a bowl with a mixer. Once the batter is smooth add the eggs; mix until the batter is a creamy consistency. Mix the pumpkin into the batter and once you are done mixing the pumpkin, pour the batter into the pie dish.

Bake: at 325°F for about 30-40 minutes. Check at the 30 minute mark and continue baking until the center is almost set, then set out to cool. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours and top with your favorite low-fat whipped topping before serving.

94cal 11g carb 1g fat 10g protein 5g sugar 388mg sodium (per slice)

*NOTE* You can find a recipe for gluten free graham crackers here. I have not tried this recipe yet, but it has gotten good reviews on the page. http://sketch-freeveganeating.blogspot.com/2011/08/buckwheat-graham-crackers.html