Body for Life Cheesecake


Looking for a dessert that is high in protein and still healthy? Try this Body for Life Cheesecake!

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While you still want to practice appropriate portion control, this dessert is a healthy treat for the whole family. This Body for Life Cheesecake contains per slice, 141 Calories, 13 grams protein, 14 grams carbs, 3 grams fat.

If anyone here remembers Body for Life, you are my people. I own every book Bill Phillips ever published about the diet, including cookbooks, which is where I got this cheesecake.
While it doesn’t really taste like cheesecake, after the first slice, I was kind of hooked, and I had two slices already today, and it’s just 9:30am.

I did use real sugar instead of Splenda, and didn’t make his toppings. Also, not sure what he meant by “egg substitute”, I just used egg whites.

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Body for Life Cheesecake

Delicious high protein dessert, modified from the Body for Life book.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 141cal
Author: Body for Life Diet


  • 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 ounces fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 0.50 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Blend cottage cheese, vanilla, sugar, cream cheese, and egg whites in a blender.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press into bottom of a 9 inch pie plate
  • Pour cottage cheese mixture into pie plate on top of crust
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
  • chill for 30 minutes
  • Top with fruit and whipped cream (optional)


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 141cal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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  1. Correction… I see 3 scopes of Bill Phillips’ light right protein powder and stevia to replace the sugar. Also, about 1/4 to 3/4 cup almond milk

  2. I add 4 scoops of Bill Phillip’s Right Light protein powder and some almond milk. Higher protein and the taste is delicious. They don’t make fat free creme cheese anymore, so I use reduced and then go with fat free cottage cheese.

    1. Hi Joani!
      I’ve been so bummed about never being able to find fat free cream cheese. Once in a BLUE MOON I’ll find it at our local Smith’s (*Kroger brand), but it’s a rare day.
      And, great idea to add protein powder!


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