Blueberry cheesecake bites & a GIVEAWAY!

Last week, I made yogurt cheese for the first time.  Making yogurt cheese consists of lining a strainer with a paper towel, plopping some yogurt on top, and leaving it to chill out in the fridge overnight.  Doesn’t get much easier than that folks.

I went with 1/4 cup Stonyfield Farms Fat Free French Vanilla Yogurt.  Here’s the lil yogurt cheese:


Isn’t it cute???

To make the blueberry topping, I put 1/2 cup fresh blueberries + 1 packet Truvia + 1 tsp water into a food processor:

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Then, I poured everything into a little pan and heated the mix on low heat until the sauce thickened up:


When the blueberries were cool, I took about 1/4 of the blueberry sauce and topped the yogurt cheesecake bite with it:


I put the cheesecake bite in the fridge while I got to cleaning my disaster kitchen….  Then I dove in to dessert:


HOLD THE TRAIN!  The key component of any cheesecake is the crust!  Crap!  I didn’t have any graham crackers or nilla wafers (which both would have been excellent options), so I smashed up 1 tbsp of Honey Bunches of oats and put the cheesecake on top:


YUM. YUM. YUM.  I’m not sure how to compute the calories on this lil guy since a lot of the yogurt is strained out and not used….  But when I include the total calories on the yogurt, this cheesecake bite is only 63 calories.  I had a lot of blueberry sauce left over…  Maybe I’ll use it on toast… better yet, waffles 🙂


At the Healthy Living Summit this past weekend, I was lucky to get a whole bag of Adora Calcium & Vitamin D Supplements in Premium All-Natural Dark Chocolate!


What can be better than that?!? 

Ummm… How about a whole bag of Dark Chocolate AND a whole bag of Milk Chocolate Adora discs?!  adora_bags

The nice folks at Adora are going to give one of my readers just that! 

You can enter to win up to four times by leaving one comment on this post for each of the following items:

1. Leave a comment saying “hi” or whatever is on your mind :mrgreen:

2. Follow me on Twitter (you stalker, you 😉 )  My ID is Fervent_Foodie — if you already follow me, leave a comment here saying so

3. “Like” the Fervent Foodie Facebook page and leave a comment on this post letting me know you did so

4. Tweet!  (or blog) about the giveaway, and leave a comment here letting me know you did

I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner, and Adora will ship the chocolate goodies directly to you!  US mailing addresses only.  Giveaway ends Friday August 20th at 11:59pm Eastern time 🙂


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  1. Wow, the blueberry cheesecake bites are such a clever, inventive, unique idea! I love it. I definitely need to try that, myself. Thanks so much for the great idea! <3

  2. I think the Adora supplements would be fantastic! I for one, which I’m ashamed to say, am not a big milk drinker. I do take a Vitamin D but not as I should either. I think the Adora supplements would be great to incorporate into a receipe, or one of Mary’s famous receipe’s. How awesome would it be to try this yogurt cheese with fresh cut strawberries and the chocolate adora supplement melted on top. Yummy! Strawberry covered cheesecake with chocolate sauce. Just a thought. But a yummy thought. 🙂

  3. I’m trying to win the chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like you, I follow you, I retweet you, and I need to find a new source of calcium… hahaha. Love, Allison.

  4. Also- that cheesie bite of goodness looks delicious. My mom suggested straining the yogurt in a panty hoe. So I put it in a knee high. It didn’t work. Stick with the paper towel until we figure out where to buy cheese cloth.

  5. Just posted on facebook:

    Jennifer Csatlos Lind gets motivated reading blogs every morning. Great nutrition facts and fantastic receipes. Thank you Mary! 🙂

    I want to share with everyone how amazing you are and how inspirational you are. You are such a motivator and I cannot wait to get through this exam so I can start kicking it into high gear. Tomorrow night – a chicken receipe and this delicious yogurt cheese! yum yum 🙂

  6. Your recipe is FANTASTIC I’d love to make that with some graham crackers, roll it up, and serve it to my kids as a dessert!

  7. oh I hope Hope HOPE I win !! 🙂 I was unable to attend HLS, but in recaps everywhere have seen these… and WANT them SO bad! 🙂

    I like calcium.

  8. Hi Mary!! I’m so sad we didn’t get to meet up, and omg, Adora, I adore 🙂 That would be awesome if I didn’t have to replenish my stock so soon, if I won!! 😀

  9. I am now a facebook fan (under Kristina Sloggett) 🙂

    I so really want these!! I cannot find them in stores here… trust, I looked!! 🙂


  10. Found your blog through A girl and her mutt. I’m always looking for ways to get my kid. . I mean boyfriend to get good stuff in him. This would be to easy!

  11. I too found you via A Girl and Her Mutt. Had to come right away to try to win healthy chocolates, but also, because if I win, I will do a photo like Erin did (because she did ask nicely for that). Glad to have found your blog!

  12. Love the idea of the cheesecake yummy!!!
    I would love a chance to win the Adora since I’m always looking for good ways to sneak in a little calcium and VitD since I’m only 32 and fighting osteopenia.

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