Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Bites

Everyone loves cheesecake, but cheesecake doesn’t always love us. Luckily, these red, white and blue cheesecake bites provide us with a healthier alternative to devour instead this Fourth of July.

Berries are a great source of fiber and help boost the immune system while protecting the body against inflammation, heart disease and cancer based on the variety of phytonutrients. The impressive amount of antioxidants and detoxifiers in strawberries and blueberries can help protect against arthritis and gout.

Eating a couple of these cheesecake bites will satisfy any cheesecake craving instead of taking in what can easily be 1,000 calories per slice of regular cheesecake. It’s a fresh and tasty treat anyone will love.

Photo Credit: Mike Miller, A Healthier Michigan

strawberry blueberry cheesecake bites

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package low-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Amaretto
  • 12 large strawberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 50-70 blueberries

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Bites

Instructions
1. In a small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, and Amaretto (or vanilla or almond extract) until well combined.
2. Spoon filling into a small Ziploc bag, seal bag, and cut off one corner of bag. Pipe filling on top of each strawberry half.
3. Sprinkle almonds (or graham cracker/cookie crumbs) on top of filling. Top each strawberry half with 3 small blueberries. Store in refrigerator.
Enjoy!


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