I'll admit that I love sweets as much as anyone. I think that's probably pretty evident from the amount of delicious treats on this blog... but I think it's also important to emphasize that everything should be in moderation. Truth be told, I give away the vast majority of treats I make to friends and neighbors. I usually keep just one serving for each of the members of my family, and give away the rest as soon as possible. It's actually a pretty great way to make (and keep) friends!
I think as a country we probably indulge too much in sweets, but there are a lot of good reasons to cut back. Diabetes is a major health concern. As a nurse, I've worked with lots of patients with diabetes, and I've seen firsthand the effects of uncontrolled blood sugar. Whether you are personally affected by diabetes, or know someone who is, we could probably all use a little more moderation in what we eat. This skinny cheesecake dip is a perfect way to get that indulgent taste without all the sugar!
Skinny Cheesecake Dip
1 small package sugar free fat free cheesecake-flavored pudding mix
1 cup milk
8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 graham cracker, crumbled
Whisk together pudding mix and milk until well-blended. Whisk in softened cream cheese. Let chill in fridge for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle with graham cracker and serve with fresh fruit (I love it with strawberries!).
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