Give this easy chocolate chip cheesecake bars recipe a try. There’s chocolate chips baked in a basic cheesecake on a gluten free pecan based crust.
Over the last month, I have been trying to lose those last few pounds that seem to be the hardest to get rid of. I’ve maintained a healthy weight and the most I’ve ever gained going off the low carb diet is about 10 pounds.
Although my metabolism seems to have slowed down after turning 40, I always prefer eating natural and unprocessed foods. These healthier foods in my diet seem to help keep me from getting too far over my desired weight. These easy chocolate chip cheesecake bars fit right into the plan.
My thyroid was irradiated over ten years ago. And, I have been able to keep my thyroid hormone levels in a good range using natural desiccated thyroid supplements each day. I was put on synthroid in the beginning, but it did not seem to work as good as the natural based Armour thyroid prescription.
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Since returning to a low carb diet last year, I was able to easily lose five pounds. I did eat a lot more calories over the holidays which caused me to gain a few of those back. But, I’ve cut back on the amount of food I’ve been eating since the new year.
Now that I’m back into a regular exercise routine, I’ve managed to lose the extra weight I gained over the holidays. Some people don’t work regular exercise in. Although it’s possible to lose without it, I believe getting active is important in any lifestyle.
It’s the last five that I’m having trouble with. So I plan to be post fewer heavy calorie dessert recipes over the next month as I work toward bringing my weight down. But, I do want to share this simple recipe for easy chocolate chip cheesecake bars.
I made up a nut crust for the bars, but leftover cookies or brownies could also be crumbled up and used instead. I am savoring every bite of this cheesecake as I am cutting back on the sweets for at least a month to see if it helps me reach my weight loss goal.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe – Low Carb Gluten Free
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix together ingredients for the crust until dough comes together. Press crust into an 8×8 or 9×9 pan.
Beat cream cheese and sweeteners on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Blend in vanilla and eggs. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour cream cheese mixture over crust.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool.
Makes 16 servings
Net carbs per serving: about 2g