National Cheesecake Day is finally here, and there's not a calorie to spare on things that aren't cheesecake!
Here are a few ways to make sure cheesecake becomes a part of everything you eat today.
What you'll need: a whole cheesecake...and a little imagination.
This cheesecake was $5.99 and said "Real New York Cheesecake" on the box so you know it's legit.
Let's start with some breakfast ideas...
1. A Cheesecake Danish
The best thing to do with cheesecake is wrap other foods you like around it.
Cut a croissant in half, put jelly on one half and as much cheesecake as you want on the other. The result is pure bliss!
A little jelly goes a long way!
2. The Bacon, Egg, and Cheesecake
A bunch of ingredients you think won't go well together, but you won't know until you try, will you?
Take another croissant, some bacon, and as much cheesecake as you'd like. Combine and enjoy!
Don't fight it. Just eat it.
I'm going to make these even when it's not National Cheesecake Day!
3. Cheesecake Yogurt
If you're trying to stay on the healthy side in the morning, what better way than with a dessert-flavored, low-calorie yogurt? Except one thing: I've never tried a yogurt that actually tastes like cheesecake. So, what you should do is empty out a yogurt container, and fill it with cheesecake instead! Whose fault is it if the nutrition facts are wrong now?
4. Coffee with cheesecake instead of creamer.
Don't forget a little pick-me-up (with cheesecake!)
Now on to lunch!
5. Salad with cheesecake instead of goat cheese.
Salad is always healthy. I made a side salad for lunch with a light balsamic vinaigrette with almonds and pepper, then instead of adding the sweet goat cheese I usually would, I bumped up the sweetness level with some hunks of cheesecake.
This will get your digestive track moving in several ways.
How about dinner? Surely there's no way you could make dinner with cheesecake, right? Just wait.
6. Breaded chicken and greens in a honey mustard vinaigrette with mashed cheesecake on the side instead of mashed potatoes.
Don't forget to garnish with a little parsley!
Finally, the moment we've been waiting for... Dessert!
7. A small slice of cheesecake.
So simple and yet so powerful.
8. Clean up by using a piece of cheesecake as a napkin.
Have a happy and healthy National Cheesecake Day!