Reduced Calorie Chocolate Lasagna

I couldn’t get this dessert off my mind, ever since I accidently came across a picture and recipe on this website. I resisted and resisted, till this weekend – when I finally went for it! I altered the recipe to make it a little less heart-clogging, but its still an indulgence so I stuck to just one small piece. I didn’t have much choice in that anyway since the moment I posted the picture, long lost friends showed up on my doorstep for a piece – TRUE STORY!

I used sugar-free chocolate biscuits instead of oreos, no butter, and cashew whip cream instead of regular “cool whip”

I’ll stop with the babbling, and introduce to you

CHOCOLATE LASAGNA

choc lasagna piece

you will need:

  • 20 sugar-free chocolate biscuits (mine were about 36 calories per biscuit – I used digestive)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 200g light philadeplhia cream cheese (or any reduced fat cream cheese)
  • 1 pack chocolate pudding (I used the “jello cook and serve” brand)

for the whip cream:

  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (to be added later)

 

How-to:

  1. Start by crushing the biscuits onto your pan. After being thoroughly crushed, add milk to the biscuits to soften a little, and refrigerate for about 5 minutes.
  2. The second layer is the cream cheese. Make sure to whip the cream cheese till it is fluffy and soft
  3. The third layer of our lasagna is the chocolate pudding. Follow the instructions on the box, and add about 1/2 to 3/4 of the pudding onto your chocolate lasagna. This will reduce total calories and still be chocolatey and sweet
  4. The final layer is the whip cream, in this case it its the cashew cream. For an added touch, you shred a single piece of chocolate as decoration.

 

Cashew cream how-to:

  1. Soak the cashews for 3-4 hours in the cool water
  2. Use a blender to mesh the cashews and add the sugar as you go
  3. Keep blending till the cashews turn into a fluffy cream

 

Calories and servings:

Will make at least 6 servings (if you want to keep those calories down, better make these small servings!)

cashew whipped cream
cashew whipped cream

 

adding the pudding
adding the pudding

 

 

 

oh my yumminess
oh my yumminess

 

chocolate lasagna

Calories/serving: 240 calories

which is an AWESOME reduction from the original. It’s still more fatty than necessary, so limit these to special occasions only, and single pieces – try it though!

 

T

 

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2 thoughts on “Reduced Calorie Chocolate Lasagna”

  1. I don’t know if you’ll be able to find this but I use a cream cheese made from tofu (its so much lighter than Philadelphia). I get it at health food stores. It makes cheesecakes and probably this really lovely and not so heavy. I do love this though! šŸ™‚

    1. I’ll try to hunt tofu cream cheese!!! seems like an excellent way to lighten this up and reduce calories! thank you!

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