As a housewife, I understand the importance of creating delicious and health-conscious recipes that satisfy both the taste buds and the desire for a balanced lifestyle. Today, I am excited to share with you a recipe that combines the lusciousness of cheesecake with the lightness of Weight Watchers. Get ready to tantalize your senses with these delightful Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake Jars. From the creamy Greek yogurt to the sweet cherry pie filling, this guilt-free treat will leave you craving more. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore each step, infusing a touch of storytelling and intriguing headings along the way.
A Wholesome Twist on a Classic Dessert
As a lover of cheesecake, I found myself searching for a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste. These Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake Jars are the perfect solution. By making a few clever ingredient swaps and portion control choices, we can enjoy the flavors we love without derailing our wellness goals.
Chobani Plain Greek: 32 ounces of Chobani Plain Greek non-fat Yogurt (Zero Points) Greek yogurt is the star of this recipe, providing a creamy and tangy base without the added fat. Its high protein content adds a satisfying element to the dessert.
Honey Grahams: 3 sheets of Great Value Honey Grahams (8 Points) The classic graham cracker crust is given a health-conscious twist with Great Value Honey Grahams. These sheets add a touch of sweetness and a subtle crunch.
Jello cheesecake: 1 package Jello cheesecake reduced-calorie instant pudding and pie filling (3 Points) This clever shortcut allows us to achieve that signature cheesecake flavor without the need for additional high-calorie ingredients.
Cherry pie filling: 12 ounces Great Value no sugar added cherry pie filling (5 Points) The luscious cherry pie filling brings a burst of sweetness to each bite. Opting for a no sugar added version ensures a healthier option without sacrificing flavor.
A Step-by-Step Culinary Adventure
Preparing the Crust: Snap, Crush, and Layer To create a balanced foundation, I took half of a honey graham cracker sheet and snapped it in half, providing enough for six jars. I then crushed the crackers and evenly distributed them at the bottom of each jar, creating a satisfyingly crunchy base.
The Creamy Cheesecake Filling: A Marriage of Greek Yogurt and Jello Pudding In a bowl, I combined the Chobani Plain Greek non-fat yogurt with the Jello cheesecake reduced-calorie instant pudding and pie filling. This partnership resulted in a velvety, creamy texture that would make any cheesecake lover swoon. I carefully measured and added 5 ounces of the mixture into each jar, ensuring each portion was equally delightful.
The Sweet Cherry Finale: Spoonfuls of Delight With the cheesecake filling in place, it was time to add the finishing touch: the Great Value no sugar added cherry pie filling. I measured 2 ounces of the cherry pie filling into each jar, layering it gently on top of the creamy cheesecake mixture. The vibrant red cherries created an enticing visual contrast, making the dessert even more irresistible.
Notes for Perfect Portions and Presentation
To ensure a harmonious distribution of ingredients, I snapped three sheets of Great Value Honey Grahams in half. This allowed for six perfectly portioned jars, as each jar would have a balanced crust. The honey graham crackers lend a touch of sweetness and a satisfying crunch, making each bite a delight.
A Guilt-Free Indulgence
These Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake Jars are the epitome of a guilt-free indulgence. By incorporating wholesome ingredients and clever portion control, we can enjoy the flavors we love while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With each spoonful, you’ll savor the creamy Greek yogurt, the rich cheesecake flavor, and the burst of sweetness from the cherry pie filling.
Final Thoughts and Serving Suggestions
Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake Jars are the perfect dessert to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your wellness goals. Serve them chilled, allowing the flavors to meld together. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers for an extra touch of elegance.
Need more Weight Watchers recipes? Try these:
- Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
Click here for my entire collection of Weight Watchers Recipes
Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake Jars
- 32 oz Chobani Plain Greek non-fat Yogurt (Zero Points)
- 3 sheets Great Value Honey Grahams (8 Points)
- 1 Package Jello cheesecake reduced-calorie instant pudding and pie filling (3 Points)
- 12 oz Great Value no sugar added cherry pie filling (5 Points)
- Take half of a honey graham cracker sheet and crush it up.
- Put the crushed graham cracker on the bottom of each jar.
- In a bowl, mix the Chobani Plain Greek non-fat Yogurt with the Jello cheesecake reduced-calorie instant pudding and pie filling.
- Weigh 5 ounces of the yogurt mixture into each jar, distributing it evenly.
- Weigh 2 ounces of the Great Value no sugar added cherry pie filling into each jar, gently layering it on top of the yogurt mixture.
- Snap three sheets of Great Value Honey Grahams in half to create six perfectly portioned jars.
- Each jar will have a balanced crust with half of a honey graham cracker sheet.
- The honey graham cracker adds a touch of sweetness and crunch to the dessert.