Blueberry Cheesecake

These are super easy and low fat. 

8 oz light cream cheese
1 c Fat Free Greek Yorgurt
3 tbsp coconut palm sugar
1 c blueberries
1/2 c blueberry preserves, with no sugar
1/4 c toasted sliced almonds

In a mixer beat the cream cheese, yogurt and sugar until smooth.

Divide between 8 small desert bowl, spoon blueberry preserves over, then fresh blueberries and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Chill for at least an hour.

Serves 4.


Blueberry Yogurt Waffles

Nothing says Sunday morning like Waffles! This week it’s Blueberry Yogurt – sweet and tangy goodness.

4 TBSP butter, melted
1 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c coconut palm or brown sugar
1 c plain yogurt
1 c buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat waffle iron.

Mix dry. Add wet, stir till well combined.

Cook accounting to waffle irons instructions.

Makes about 12 waffles.

Rancho Panna Cotta with Blueberries


This is form David Lenovitz’s Ripe for Dessert. The only change I made was using coconut palm sugar which gave it a little darker color. The blueberries in gin are heavenly!

1 1/2 c half and half
1/2 sugar
Zest of two lemons
2 cinnamon sticks
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
3 TBSP cold water
2/3 c buttermilk

4 c blueberries
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c gin

Warm half and half, sugar, zest, and cinnamon in a pan over low heat. Remove from hear once it starts to steam, cover and let steep 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, sprinkle to gelatin over the cold water and soften for 5 minutes. Reward half and half, then pour through a strainer into the gelatin. Stir in the buttermilk.

Pour Into 8 4-oz buttered ramekins and chill at least 4 hours.

Warm berries, sugar and gin in a saucepan until softened nd they start to release their juices.

To serve. Unmold Panna cotta and tip with berries.

Serves 8.

Blueberry Quinoa Muffins


I’m always baking up some kinda of tricky treat for the kids. This one sneaks in the amazing protein packed seed quinoa! They’ll never know these are actually good for them.

1 c cornmeal
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c cooked quinoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c canola oil
1/2 c milk
1 c blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 and line muffin pan.

Combine dry ingredients, mix in wet ingredients, stir until well combined.

Bake 20 minutes.