Diabetic Friendly Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait

I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  There were a LOT of changes to be made in my life, including my diet.  At first I was upset thinking about all the things I “couldn’t” have, but  then I started thinking of it as a challenge!  I love to cook, and I decided to make things the way I knew would be healthier for me.

My friends reached out to me from Dole Foods to ask me to try their frozen fruits and come up with a yummy recipe, I thought that there couldn’t be a better time!  I went to the store to check out the options, and found my favorite fruit, Dole Frozen Blueberries. and started to brainstorm. I know that there was a study  in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  that found that eating blueberries may substantially reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, so I want to incorporate them as much as possible in my diet.   Then it came to me: Cheesecake!

I love cheesecake. LOVE it.  So I decided to put together all the flavors of my favorite cheesecake that I love, with healthier ingredients and that would be diabetic friendly, for me! AND it was easy to make, with ingredients that I usually have in my house!

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait has only 216 calories per serving with artificial sweetener, and 17 grams (or one unit)  of Carbohydrates- which is important for diabetes.  That’s just perfect for a snack or dessert!


diabetic Blueberry cheesecake parfait

 

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 216, 17 carbs

A yummy, diabetic friendly dessert that tastes like blueberry cheesecake! With only 17 g (one unit) of carbs, its perfect for a dessert or a snack

Ingredients

  • 1 block neufatchel cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 12 ounce bag Dole frozen all natural blueberries, defrosted.
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping, plus extra for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Beat softened cream cheese and sweetener together until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add lemon juice and zest and beat on medium for about 1 minute.
  3. Add 1/2 of the defrosted blueberries to the cream cheese mixture and beat on high speed until fully incorporated.(about 1-2 minutes) There will be some berry pieces left, it will not be smooth
  4. Fold in whipped topping.
  5. In a parfait glass, alternate layers of filling with blueberries.
  6. Top with a small dollop of whipped topping.
  7. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

You can substitute sugar for the sweetener, which will change it to 313 calories, and 42g carbs.per serving.

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 My family loved this dessert, and so did I!  It was so quick and easy to put together, and so delicious that I know this will become a favorite!

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