Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars
This second pregnancy has been so different than my first. With Maddie, I didn’t really have any weird cravings and actually kind of lost my usual sweet tooth in favor of saltier snacks.
I think I only craved chocolate milk and that was it for the sweet stuff. With this pregnancy? I want cake. I want cheesecake. No, I don’t want cheesecake, I NEED cheesecake!
It’s awful, really. It’s a good thing I don’t have a Cheesecake Factory right near my house because I’d be broke and gain 50 pounds.
So, I’ve resorted to making my own cheesecake treats at home! These skinny lemon cheesecake bars and skinny marble cheesecake bars are some of my favorite lightened up desserts to make and now I’ve made a coconut version!
These cheesecake bars are lightened up compared to regular cheesecake by using reduced fat cream cheese, less sugar, and also contain protein-packed Greek yogurt. I added coconut extract to the bars and then topped them with toasted coconut and almonds.
These bars come in at just under 120 calories per bar which is pretty darn good if you ask me! The hardest part though? Eating just one. I eat at least two at a time, one for me, and one for baby.
Serving Size: 1 bar (when cut into 16)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118 Total Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 6g Protein: 4g