Super Easy Mini “Cheesecake” Bites

Last week I participated in my first team-building event with my new group at work.  One of the activities was to bring a food (appetizer, entrée, or dessert) that best describes your personality.  During lunch, everyone had to try to guess who brought each dish and why.  This ended up being really hard for people who have been in the group for years, never mind for me as the newbie!  I figured I’d share the recipe I brought with you guys – see if you can guess why I chose to bring this dessert as you read about it.

Oh, and this is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted on F&F.  Bold statement, I know.  But for the record, I didn’t make this because “easy” describes me.  Just wanted to clear up any confusion.

Super Easy Mini “Cheesecake” Bites

All you need are THREE ingredients.  Yep, three.

First, Athens mini fillo shells.

Which, by the way, only have 25 calories per two.  Bring em on.

Next up?  One 6 ounce container of Passion Fruit Chobani Greek Yogurt.  You really could use any flavor of Greek yogurt, but I think this brings out a nice taste.

And finally?  The egg whites from one large egg.

Then, all you have to do is line up the mini dough shells on a non-greased cookie sheet.  After whisking the egg white and the yogurt together (that’s seriously it), spoon the mixture into the shells.  Note that you want to use 1 yogurt container and 1 egg white per every box of 15 shells.  Then bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Place in the fridge to cool.  Then if you REALLY want to get crazy, and use a wild four or five ingredients, you can feel free to top with fruit of choice.

Blueberries and raspberries for me.

Now that I think about it, these would make for a great 4th of July or Memorial Day recipe.  Red, white, and blue!

Tasted just like cheesecake.  Yum!

So why did I choose this recipe for the team-building event?

  • Greek yogurt + phyllo dough = pretty obvious right?  My culture!
  • I also think that yogurt and eggs are very versatile ingredients.  Sounds lame, but I do believe I’m skillful at many things and can be flexible/adaptable at what I can do.  At least I thought that sounded good!
  • I chose the Passion Fruit flavor because I believe everyone should have a passion in their life.
  • I thought the overall dish exemplified how I love to “healthify” what I eat without compromising taste.
  • And finally, these tasted like cheesecake and I can be a bit cheesy.  Which I know really surprises all of you.

What food or recipe do you think best describes your personality?  Why?


I normally pride myself in having a really good memory.

This week?  Not so much.

Monday I forgot to pack a bra in my overnight bag when I stayed at Tim’s.  That’s right, folks.  I was too lazy to drive that really long mile back to my house in the morning to get one, so I went bra-less to work.  Thank God I had a shelf tank with me.

Then yesterday I had the most forgetful kind of morning, all before 8am!  I had to be at work earlier than normal, so I packed my gym bag from the night before preparing to shower at the gym and head to work right from the Y.  Usually I drive home in between.  Of course I forgot my ironed outfit so that didn’t go as planned.  And I forgot the sumo squat move I was teaching in class and completely messed it up.  AND on the way out I forgot I parked on the street instead of in the parking lot and was running around like a loony.


Luckily for my friend Shannon, I didn’t forget to go on this morning to choose a winner for my Fiorella’s Express gift card giveaway.  Shannon, you won!  Please contact me so you can enjoy that Caprese salad.  🙂

And before I forget too many other things from this week….

Five Scenes from the Week

1.  Tomatoes and peppers that Jen brought me from her parents’ garden as a thank you for letting her stay at my apartment twice last weekend.  You can only imagine how thrilled I was (still am because this is a NEVER ENDING BOWL) by this.

2.  The dinner Tim made us on Monday (and Tuesday) night.  I just love these apple topped pork chops.  Was kind of a sneak peek into fall and all the awesome food flavors it brings.

3.  My workout playlist of choice for the week.  Inspired by the “Replay” page on the Recycle Studio blog.

4.  The 40 minute cardio workout I did this morning, courtesy of Best Body Bootcamp.  I chose to do this on my favorite cardio machine (elliptical), but you can do this on any cardio machine you want.  The point of this interval workout is longer intervals (7 or 10 minutes strong) followed by 3 minute recovery periods.  You can adapt the resistance or settings to fit your ability levels or the machine you choose!  You could also do this on a run outside, etc.  Lots of options.

5.  The mini “cheesecake” bites I made for a work lunch yesterday.  So easy, yummy, and not bad for you at all!  Recipe coming soon.  Excuse the crappy picture, the flash on my phone wasn’t working correctly.

That’s about it!  Today I’m working from home, doing last-minute packing and running around, and then tomorrow I’m MOVING – I can’t believe it.

Have you ever had a day where you felt like you just couldn’t remember anything!?

Happy Friday!