Following a low carbohydrate diet can definitely be difficult, especially at the very beginning when you are trying to cut out a significant amount of calories from your diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, the best way to consume carbs is from complex carbs with naturally occurring carbohydrate foods. (1)
Some examples include:
- Legumes (beans, lentils, peas)
With ideas like the low carb cheesecake recipe and low carb chicken recipes, however, you will still get delicious food without the carbohydrates, making it much easier to stick to your low carb diet.
Pleasure Without The Guilt
There are quite a few different low carb cheesecake recipe ideas to choose from, but if you are looking for a really delicious, low carb cheesecake recipe, this is one that you are going to want to try out.
If you want the definitive cheesecake, one that is smooth and rich and oh so tasty, here is a great option. The New York style cheesecake with Brazil nut crust is a tasty treat that is very low in carbohydrates.
For this recipe, you will need 2 cups raw Brazil nuts, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 teaspoons brown Sugar Twin, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt to make the crust. For the filling, you will need 2 1/2 lbs. cream cheese at room temperature, a pinch of salt, 5 tablespoons granular Splenda, 5 tablespoons granular Sugar Twin, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 2 large egg yolks, and 6 large whole eggs.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF for this low carb cheesecake recipe, and line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. The parchment paper is very important and you should not skip this step because if you do, the cheesecake will end up sticking and you will not be able to get it out of the pan. I also usually spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray to make doubly sure!
Next, you will want to roast the raw nuts for about fifteen minutes in preheated 350 degree oven. While they are toasting, melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave. Then, transfer the nuts to a food processor, pulsing them until they are finely chopped because you do not want any large sized nuts in the recipe. Add the remaining crust ingredients and pulse to combine them all together until they are well mixed. Pat the mixture evenly into the bottom of the springform pan and place in the fridge.
It is now time to increase the oven temperature to 400ºF. Then, beat the cream cheese until smooth in a separate bowl, add the sweeteners, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla and beat until combined. Next, add the egg yolks and then the eggs two at a time, beating until incorporated. Take the crust out of the refrigerator. Carefully pour the filling over the crust and place on the sheet pan and slide in the oven. Bake for ten minutes. Then, reduce the temperature back to 350ºF and bake for nearly two hours or until set.
This low carb cheesecake recipe will make you think you are cheating because it is so good! Hope you enjoy!