Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

October 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Red Onions, Garlic, Green Bell, Red Bell Peppers, Equal® Spoonful*, Spices, Northern Beans, Black Beans, and more. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers
The recipe’s name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.
*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white_%26_black_beans_with_onions_%26_peppers_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

September 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Equal Spoonful, Stick Butter, Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Chocolate, Egg Whites, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Fat Free Milk, and more! There’s 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries. Recipe for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake from our Dessert recipe section.

Ingredients
Crust Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:
3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Chocolate curls (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons Equal. Press onto bottom and 1/2-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and cornstarch. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Pour remaining batter over baked crust.
3 – Add melted chocolate and fat-free milk to 1/2 cup reserved cheesecake batter; mix well. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on top of cheesecake. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into cheesecake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 164
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 235 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-swirl-cheesecake

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week -Barbecued Beans

September 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in beans, CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Barbecued Beans. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Smoked Bacon, Onion, Ketchup, White Vinegar, Water, Prepared Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Ground Pepper, Great Northern Beans, and Equal® Spoonful. There’s 185 calories and 9 grams of Protein per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Barbecued Beans
Canned beans from the base of this easy to make stovetop prepared side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 slice smoked bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Cook in medium saucepan over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
2 – Stir ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into bacon mixture. Stir in beans; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in Equal®.
Makes 4 servings.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 185, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 36 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 491 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/barbecued_beans_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

September 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Graham Cracker Crumbs, Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Orange Juice, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Orange Extract, Light Whipped Topping, can Mandarin Oranges, Oranges Sections, and Whipped Topping. There’s 152 calories and 11 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
2 cups light whipped topping, thawed, if frozen
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained, coarsely chopped
Oranges sections (optional)
Whipped topping (optional)
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, pour orange juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over orange juice and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup Equal® and orange extract. Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture; blend until smooth. Refrigerate cheese mixture, or place in freezer, 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping and chopped oranges. Spoon over baked crust.
3 – Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with orange sections and whipped topping, if desired. Cut cake into wedges. Nutritional Information

NOTES:
Light fluffy textured cheesecake filled with chopped oranges, reduced-fat cream cheese and ricotta cheese makes a great warm weather dessert.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 152
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 158 milligrams
Cholesterol: 31 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/no-bake-orange-cream-cheesecake

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Bittersweet Chocolate Torte

June 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Bittersweet Chocolate Torte. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Fat Free Milk, Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves, Instant Coffee Crystals, Egg Yolk, Vanilla Extract, Equal Spoonful, Egg Whites, Cream of Tartar, All Purpose Flour, and Salt. The Torte is 145 calories and 9 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
A rich decadent almost flourless cake for the true chocolate lover, it has 46% fewer calories than a traditional cake.

Recipe Ingredients:
Torte:
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup sugar-free apricot preserves or apricot spreadable fruit
2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful*
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Rich Chocolate Glaze:
1 ounce semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
Optional Garnishes: Whipped topping, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh mint

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Torte, heat 6 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, milk, preserves and coffee crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently until chocolate is almost melted.
2 – Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla. Add Equal®, whisking until smooth.
3 – Lightly grease bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or waxed paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt. Pour cake batter into pan.
4 – Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do Not over bake.
5 – Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
6 – For Rich Chocolate Glaze, melt 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan, stirring frequently.
7 – Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Pour Rich Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, letting it run down sides. Let cake stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set. Garnish top of cake with prepared whipped topping, fresh raspberries and fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 36 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 145, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 116 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/bittersweet_chocolate_torte_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Fudgies

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Fudgies. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Unsweetened Applesauce, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Equal Spoonful, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, and Salt. The Recipe is 70 calories and 7 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Fudgies
These are rich mini chocolate brownie cups baked in a miniature muffin pan. They are perfect for gift giving or a school bake sale. No one will guess they have 33% less calories than a traditional brownie.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Fill foil or paper cup lined miniature muffin cups with approximately 1 rounded teaspoonful of dough.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
4 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 24 mini muffin cups.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 mini muffin): calories 70 protein 1 g carbohydrate 7 g fat 5 g cholesterol 25 mg sodium 51 mg
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_fudgies_recipe.html

Cran-Apple Oatmeal

February 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Cran-Apple Oatmeal. To make this Breakfast Oatmeal you’ll be needing 2% Milk, Dried Cranberries, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Quick Oats, Apple, Equal Spoonful, Pecans, and Vanilla Extract. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cran-Apple Oatmeal
Cran-Apple Oatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries and fresh apple to create a hot breakfast cereal that’s hard to resist.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups 2% or skim milk
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2 – Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned (1 to 2 minutes for quick), stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
3 – Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®, nuts and vanilla.
Makes 2 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): calories 387, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 64 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 20 mg, sodium 437 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cran-apple_oatmeal_recipe.html

Garden Pasta Salad

January 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Garden Pasta Salad to pass along. To make this Salad some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Penne Pasta, Bell Peppers, Frozen Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Spices, Fat Free Milk, Equal Spoonful and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Pasta Salad
Who can resist a creamy pasta and vegetable salad that has 31% less calories than the traditional recipe. Use your favorite vegetables in place of those suggested in the recipe if you like.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked, drained, cooled
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup blanched sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 teaspoons drained green peppercorns, crushed (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine pasta, bell pepper, peas, green onions, snap peas and carrots in salad bowl. Blend mayonnaise, vinegar, milk, parsley, Equal® and peppercorns, if desired.
2 – Stir dressing into salad mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 10 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 40 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 110 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/garden_pasta_salad_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups

January 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Fat Free Sour Cream, Equal Spoonful, Lemon Juice, Canned Peaches, Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries, Frozen Unsweetened Raspberries, Canned Pineapple, Canned Mandarin Oranges, and Peach Halves. The Dessert is 75 calories and 14 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups
A refreshing creamy frozen dessert filled with peaches, oranges and berries. Because it’s made ahead, this is a great treat for unexpected guests.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or canned drained peaches
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries or halved or quartered strawberries
1 cup cubed fresh or canned drained pineapple
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin orange segments, drained
12 pecan halves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat cream cheese, sour cream, Equal® and lemon juice in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Fold in fruit by hand.
2 – Spoon mixture into 12 paper-lined muffin cups or spread into 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.
3 – Freeze 6 to 8 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly softened before serving.
Makes 12 fruit cups.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Tip: If 11x7x2-inch baking dish is used, cut dessert into squares and serve on small plates with Raspberry Sauce or Strawberry Sauce, if desired. The fruit mixture can also be spooned into hollowed out orange halves and frozen. Cut thin slice from bottom of orange halves so they will stand. Place in muffin cups to freeze.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 fruit cup): calories 75, protein 5 g, carbohydrate 14 g, fat 0 g, cholesterol 3 mg, sodium 130 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 very lean meat, 1 fruit.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cold_and_creamy_fruit_cups_recipe.html

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

December 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Mocha Swirl Cheesecake to pass along. To make this Cheesecake some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Eggs, Egg Whites, Instant Coffee Crystals, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and more! Also included is the recipe for the Pie Crust. This recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Eye catching dessert of cheesecake with a coffee-chocolate mixture swirled throughout. This cheesecake has 47% fewer calories than the original thanks to Equal® and reduced fat dairy products.

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1 1/4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Combine chocolate crumbs, pecans, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal®. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites, cornstarch and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
3 – Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Stir in 3 tablespoons Equal®, instant coffee crystals and cocoa until well combined. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with 5 spoonfuls of coffee batter. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl coffee batter into cheesecake. Repeat with remaining batters.
4 – Bake in preheated 325°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 283 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_swirl_cheesecake_recipe.html

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