Sugar consumption by Americans on the down turn. Americans are expected to consume less sugar this year than they have in any previous year. Dieticians believe this is because people are looking to eat more wholesome, natural foods. Luckily, the food world is growing with this trend; restaurants and brands are offering more and more sugar-free options. Food influencers like bloggers and chefs are also beginning to showcase more recipes that are sugar-free. With the growing interest in going sugar-free, we can only hope that the options and quality of this options will continue to grow, helping to benefit many people across the country and globe.
Keep your blood-sugar levels even and your hunger at bay with these easy and delicious snacks.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup Health Garden Erythritol
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
½ large avocado
6 teaspoons Health Garden Stevia Powder
Low Carb Coconut Bars
We love this recipe from Simply So Healthy. The delicious bars feature sweet coconut and are topped with dark chocolate for a guilt-free treat.
Satisfy after school and post work munchies with these healthy and satisfying snacks. We’ve covered all your cravings with snacks that are sweet, salty and savory.
Apple Pie energy Bites
These delicious little bites are packed with protein and energy to help keep you going all day long.
Recipe based on Cooking Lights Apple Pie Bites
We love chia pudding because it so versatile. You can add any combination of ingredients, similar to how you would eat oatmeal. There is no limit. This recipe does need to prepared in advance but it is something you can prepare a large quantity of and then breakdown into smaller portions
2 ½ cups of Unsweetend Almond or Coconut Milk
½ cup Chia Seeds
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
A classic recipe, re-imagined to have no sugar but still have the same great taste and sweetness.
In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In another large bowl, whisk together stevia, oil, vanilla, egg, and yogurt. Add the dry ingredients and stir. Add blueberries and combine.
Add the mixture to greased muffin tins. Sprinkle 2 to 3 berries on top of each muffin. Bake 25 to 30 minutes and allow to cool completely. Makes 12 large muffins.
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This delicious recipes features a soft cake with ripples of in-season strawberries. In place of the sugar, we are using our Baking Sweetener. Made from Xylitol, this special engineered sugar does not interfere with yeast, allowing for your cakes, cookies and pastries to rise as they naturally would.
During the summer, you may find your motivation to work out waning. Here are 10 great exercises that you can do at home without needing any gym equipment and minimal effort.
If the weather permits it and it’s nice out, it’s wonderful to get outside and enjoy the scenery around you while you’re exercising. If Mother Nature is getting in your way of walking you can still have an effective workout while walking at home. If you have stairs in your house or apartment, go up and down them a few times. This will help you tone up your legs, while getting some low impact aerobic exercise as well. Now if you don’t have any stairs, just walk around the house for 15-30 minutes. It may not be the most exciting exercise, but it will get the job done.
2) Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are always fun since they bring back great memories of being a kid again. Well surprise!!! They are also great cardio exercises and good for warming up as well.
Pushups are probably not the most favorite exercise for most people, but while they can be hard to do, you can find easier way to get them done. The key here is to do what works for you. Do them on your knees, instead of keeping your legs straight if that’s easier for you and work your way to up to straight legs. You can even do them while standing up against a wall. You will be building up arm strength and working out muscles in your chest area.
4) Leg Lifts
These are great for building up strength and muscles in your legs. If you find it hard to do exercises with your legs straight, try slightly bending them.
Crunches are the best exercise for building up and strengthening your core and abdominal muscles. When you’re just getting started, don’t worry or focus on getting your head all the way up. So long as you’re going up until you feel the stretching of your muscles, you will see some progress.
6) Jogging in place
Jogging is a great exercise for your heart. You can jog in place at home while watching your favorite show or listening to music. The only equipment you will need is a good pair of running sneakers to eliminate stress to your legs.
These are wonderful exercises for your legs and buttocks. If you find the squats are a little too difficult, you can even just try these sitting and standing up from a regular chair.
8) Light Weight Lifting
Use any weights you may have on hand, if you don’t have weights you can do with any heavy object you may have around like canned goods. Hold your weights and kneel on your knees with toes touching the ground. Hinge forward from your hips, and bend your elbows at 90 degrees. Unbend your elbows, and extend both of your arms straight back, palms facing each other. Squeeze your triceps, and then return back to starting position. Repeat 10 times. Do three sets of 10.
Like running, dancing is another great exercise for your heart. Not only will it help you physically but it can lift you up emotionally and spiritually as well and give you the boost you need.
Getting exercise into your daily routine is very important, but you don’t need to go out and join a gym, paying a large amount in membership fees each month. You don’t even need the expensive equipment in order to give your body an effective workout. Use what you have in your house and workout in the comfort of your own home. By doing this you will be more likely to keep up with the exercises when you’re comfortable, so get up and start exercising!
Plank is a great way to build up your core strength. It also helps with your posture. To do a plank lie facedown with legs extended and elbows bent and directly under shoulders; clasp your hands. Feet should be hip-width apart, and elbows should be shoulder-width apart. Tuck your toes to lift your body and hold for 60 seconds at time or as long as you can.
Iced Tea is a summertime staple but usually involves a fair amount of sugar. We’re breaking down our favorite iced tea recipes that don’t have any artificial sweetener or sugar but still have the great taste you love.
Sweet tea is a southern classic and the question is can SWEET tea be made without sugar? We think so.
Cold Brewed Iced Green Tea with Mint
This iced tea is refreshing and reviving on those summer day where the sun just seems to melt your skin. For this recipe, we like to use the cold brewing method, however, cold brewing is done over night so if you want to make this right away, you can use the traditional hot brewing method.
This fresh and fruity mix is a crowd pleaser. It’s everything you love about a sweet iced tea without the guilt of the sugar.