By definition, cheesecake is creamy, luscious, rich and decadent.
But the Center for Science in the Public Interest put the Cheesecake Factory's 6 Carb Original on its 10 Worst Foods You Should Never Eat list. The culprit is saturated fat, which typically hovers at 30 to 50 grams per serving. An average person who consumes a 2,000-calorie diet with 30 percent calories from fat should consume about 67 grams in an entire day.
Two ways to beat a failing grade? These cheesecake bars use a base of reduced-fat cream cheese. The French call reduced-fat cream cheese Neufchâtel, and it has a fat content between 16.5 percent and 20 percent milk fat vs. the 33 percent milk fat in regular cream cheese.
Then we reduced the portion size from a thick wedge to a snack-size square, just enough to satisfy a craving.