Cooking that's fun and healthy… with my helpers!
Two years ago, my cousin came from Arizona to visit me, and while she was at my house, she made this yummy, decadent treat, called “Turtle Cheesecake Bars“. They were just too good. I couldn’t keep out of them. Of course, my hips and waist did not thank me for this, but hey! You only live once, right? A few months later, I began THM. I struggled with finding desserts that my whole family would enjoy (I liked almost every one that I tried!), but as I learned how to adapt things…. this recipe came back to mind. So, I tweaked it here and there, and voila! Now it’s THM friendly! And I can eat it for breakfast without any guilt! And my husband loves it still… in fact, he was not aware that I had made it THM friendly. Hahaha!
A few weeks ago, I was in Arizona, visiting with relatives, including the cousin that introduced me to this recipe. While there, I made a pan of THM Cheesecake Bars. Now THEY’RE asking ME for the recipe. BOOM! We’ve come full circle.
So here you go:
Another thing is that I HAVE tried using the Super Sweet Blend for the cheesecake layer. The crust takes such a small amount of xylitol, that I don’t usually worry about it–I just use straight xylitol. However, if I have one of the blends, I do like to use them for the bulkier amount in the filling.
Next recipe I plan to share is my re-version of chicken and rice casserole. You know how the standard recipe calls for those yucky canned soups? I figured out a way to make it without the cans… It is really yummy, but I do have to admit, I have not figured out a way to make it S or E. It is a good crossover. But if you’re pregnant, nursing, or near goal weight, that’s perfectly all right! And if you’re not any of the above, but you have skinny kids/spouse that need crossovers… you can eat it, just don’t eat more than a couple bites of the rice (yeah, right!). LOL
Oh, yeah. Sorry there are no pictures. I’m pretty sure I have one or two… somewhere… but I have NO IDEA where they are. Other than in one of the two million picture files on the computer. Haha. Maybe next time I make it, I will take a picture, and then I will remember to come back and add it to this post. Maybe. Until then, you can click on the link at the top of the page, and it will take you to a picture of the original recipe… and you will get the general idea. Happy eating!