Halloween Mayhem

We might not want to admit it, but when it comes right down to it, nothing sabotages our health or a great eating plan like SUAGR!!!!!! But we love it and let’s face it, most people aren’t willing to give it up, so let’s look at some sugars and figure out how to have our cake and eat it too!

 

Coconut Sugar- Clinically has proven to be diabetic safe and just as sweet as brown or white sugar. So rich you can cut the amount the recipe calls for and not miss a sweet thing!

 

Stevia- A natural, plant based sweetener that not only has a negligible effect on blood sugar but is cost effective being 150 times sweeter than sugar! Use a little taste a lot!

 

Sorghum- This flavorful and more than nutritious liquid sweetener must be used sparingly, but its flavor screams so loud you won’t feel you are skimping when using less. And although its byproduct Molasses gets more attention and richness,  1tbl of Sorghum yields 30mg calcium, 20 magnesium, and 200mg potassium (equivalent to ½ of a banana)

 

Apple Sauce or Banana Puree- Both the best for baking and keeping moisture in cookies, cakes, and puree’s- no sugar added for the apple sauce and mash and or puree your own bananas to be sure there are no sugars or preservatives added as well for a sweet piece of mind!