Welcome to day three of Luck of the Irish Week!
Looking for fun green dessert ideas for St. Patrick's Day? Me, too. But I want something a little different for my own dessert. Sure, I'll make something green and sugary for the rest of the family, but I want something a little lighter.
Yesterday I shared some really yummy-looking Treats for St. Patrick's Day, but the truth is, I'm trying to get healthy, and none of those are on my diet! So, while the kids and the hubby enjoy a sugary treat, I'll be enjoying Mock Lime Cheesecake instead!
Years ago, when I was on the South Beach Diet, I got really tired of eating ricotta creme for dessert. (If you've ever tried the diet, you probably felt the same way!) Luckily, I discovered this yummy alternative. I eat it for snacks or dessert. It's kind of addicting!
The best part? It's super easy!
Mock Lime Cheesecake--Sugar Free and Low Carb
- 1 Box Sugar Free Lime Jello (You can use any flavor, but I like lime the best.)
- 1 C Boiling Hot Water
- ½ C Ricotta Cheese
- ½ C Cottage Cheese
- Chopped Pecans for garnish and crunch! (Almonds or walnuts are good, too.)
I always double the batch so that I can use it for snacks. The pictures are of a double batch.
- In a high-powered blender (I like the Blendtec), add hot water, jello, and both cheeses. (Any combination of the two cheeses will work. Use whatever you have, but make sure it adds up to 1 cup.)
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour immediately into individual dessert dishes. (I use recycled plastic baby food containers. They're the perfect size for a snack.)
- Chill until set.
- When you are ready to serve, top with chopped pecans or nuts of your choice. (The nuts give it some crunch and make it feel like you have some type of crust.)
A double batch makes 12 servings. That's a lot of snacks and desserts that can be grabbed quickly! (Is it just me, or is junk food always the quickest?) Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, grab this from the fridge instead!
I hope you are enjoying Luck of the Irish week from me and seven of my favorite bloggers! Here's what the rest of the group is up to today. Be sure to stop by and say, "Hello!"
Lucky Sugar Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Shamrock Chicken Pesto Pizza from Clarks Condensed
Luck of the Irish from Organized Island
Shepherds Pie by From Gate to Plate
St. Patrick's Day Float from The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
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LOVE this! What a great idea Heidi!
Thanks so much, Nancy!
This is a great idea Heidi! I LOVE sweets after dinner. But, I've been trying to cut down on sugar and up my protien. This would do both! I bet it works with other jello flavors too!
Thanks, Kayla. It does taste good with other flavors. I've tried it.
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Oh it's nice so see a healthier dessert!! I am gaining weight too fast. I need to try this out!
I know just what you mean, Chandra. Sitting at the computer blogging is definitely not good for the waistline!
Raquel @ Organized Island
Love this Heidi! I am always looking for lighter dessert ideas and this is perfect! I have lime jello too!
Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post tomorrow in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp
with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com
Your roundup is amazing, Cathy! I found tons of projects and recipes to pin. Thanks so much for including mine!
This looks interesting. Can you make it with all cottage cheese or does it have to be a blend? Pinning. Would love for you to linkup at the Let's Get Real Blog Hop. mypinterventures.com
Erlene, I've made it with only cottage cheese before. It works, too. Headed over to check out your blog hop.
Thanks so much for linking up with the Let's Get Real party! We hope you'll join us again next week.
Such a creative post. I'll have to alter it a bit but I am definitely going to try this. We have a Vitamix machine. I wonder if it's the same as the Blendtec? Two of our guys are very sensitive to artificial colors, but we are going sugar free for lent. This looks like a great St. Paddy's Day treat.
The vitamix works differently than the blentec, but it should work for this recipe. Jello definitely has artificial colors. I hope you can find a substitute. (If you're like me with my daughter's gluten allergy--I bet you are pretty good at getting creative! Good luck!)
Jessi @ Practically Functional
YUM! Those look delicious! Stopping by to pin this and let you know I featured it on my blog today!
Thanks so much, Jessi! I'll pop right over and check it out!
What a great way to make a low cal dessert! You can make just about any flavor with Jello too. This recipe was voted the favorite recipe from last week's Five Friday Finds, and it's featured this week! :) Thanks for sharing last week on Five Friday Finds. Hope you can stop by again this week. :)
Thanks, CJ! It does taste good with other jello flavors, too. You are absolutely right!
Hi Heidi, I just came from Coffee with Us 3's party. I love making a healthier dessert recipe. This sounds delicious and easy too. Thanks for sharing. I've pinned and shared.
Thanks so much, Joanne! I'm off to check out your site.
I know I need a great low cow dessert. Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned this page.