Saturday 16 October 2021

Healthy Lemon Cheesecake (Trim Healthy Mama S)

I have been craving cheesecake!  I love the Trim Healthy Mama cheesecake recipe in their original book however I wanted something that used less cream cheese.  Long story short is that I have been experimenting and combining a few recipes together (Cottage Cheesecake, Basic Cheesecake THM book page 373) to come up with this recipe.  

Healthy Lemon Cheesecake 




  • 250 grams Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • 250 grams Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 200 grams Low Fat Sour Cream 
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 150 grams sweetener (I use xylitol which I grind to icing sugar consistency)
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml vanilla essence (or vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste)
  • Quarter teaspoon xantham gum



  • Preheat the oven to 180 c fan forced
  • Lightly grease an 8" by 8" pan
  • Mix the ingredients.
  • Press into a greased dish 
  • Bake for 8 min 
  • Set aside.


  • Using an immersion blender blend the cottage cheese and sour cream until smooth. 
  • Soften the cream cheese and add to mix and blend.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend.
  • Pour over the base and return to the oven.  
  • Bake for 40 min.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. 
  • Refrigerate to chill completely before cutting and serving.

  • *If you prefer a slightly firmer cheesecake add 1 teaspoon of gelatin to the recipe.  
  • To make a vanilla cheesecake omit the lemon juice. 
  • You can use full fat options to make this recipe if you prefer however it will raise the overall fat content which in turn will produce a higher calorie dessert.  This may not be beneficial to everyone. 

A huge shout out to Susan from Nourish & Flourish who encouraged me to experiment and try new things.  Be sure to pop on over and look at all her wonderful resources.  I so appreciate her support on my journey to wellness over on Facebook and in the Facebook Community.  

Happy Baking 


For those of you who are interested in the nutritional information here is the breakdown as calculated on My Fitness Pal. 

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