No-bake cheesecake that’s diabetic-friendly

May 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Food

The recipe for No-Bake Cheesecake in a Glass is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association.

In “The Clean and Simple Diabetes Cookbook,” dietitian Jackie Newgent provides 25 step-by-step, easy-cooking recipes that are endorsed by the American Diabetes Association–the book’s publisher—for meeting the ADA’s dietary and nutritional guidelines in everyday meal planning for diabetics. One of them is the No-Bake Cheesecake in a Glass. Here it is.



1 (10-ounce) package frozen whole strawberries, thawed (2 cups).

1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice (not from concentrate), divided.

4 ounces Neufchatel (light cream cheese).

1/2 cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt.

2 tablespoons fruit-sweetened apricot fruit spread (jam).

1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.

1/3 cup Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Granola or no-sugar-added granola.



  • Medium bowl.
  • Measuring spoons.
  • Spoon.
  • 6 juice glasses or other 5 1/2-ounce-capacity glasses.
  • Large mixing bowl.
  • Dry measuring cups.
  • Electric mixer.



Prep time: 15 minutes.  cooking time: 0 minutes

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the strawberries with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Spoon into juice glasses, about 1/3 cup each.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the Neufchatel, yogurt, fruit spread, vanilla, and remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spoon on top of the strawberries, about 3 tablespoons each.
  3. When ready to serve, sprinkle with the granola, about 1 tablespoon each.



  • Serves 6. Serving size: 1 juice glass.
  • Choices/exchanges:1/2 fruit, 1 lean protein, 1 fat.
  • Per serving: Calories 110, xalories from fat 45, total fat 5 g, saturated fat 5 g, trans fat 0 g, cholesterol 15 mg, sodium 85 mg, potassium 150 mg, total carbohydrate 12 g, dietary fiber  2 g, sugars 7 g, added sugars 0 g, protein 4 g, phosphorus 75 mg.