Gimme one good reason any of us should eat sugar.
Fine. It tastes good.
But we all know that too much sugar causes big, big problems for all of us. Our bodies can’t utilize much of it for nourishment, but it does have to do something with it. Turn it to fat, perhaps? Tuck it away in our hips? Make us sluggish, achy, and depressed? Well that all sounds like fun.
What are our options here? Avoid all the sugar? Switch to fake sugars like aspertame and splenda?
No, no, NO! Never think that fake sugar is better than real sugar. But maybe we don’t have to give up on treats either. I’m not a big fan of sugar, but I sure do love me a good treat.
That’s why, about a year ago, I started creating low sugar recipes from real food ingredients. I’ve learned that most treats are unnecessarily over-sweetened. In fact, I once cut the sugar in a cake recipe from 6 cups down to 1/2 cup. The result? Amazing. Moist. Flavorful. Delicious.
41 wonderfully yummy recipes later, we can definitely conclude that we don’t have to add oodles of sugar to a recipe to make it taste good. Those 41 recipes turned into this:
Why I’d love for you to have the Low Sugar Treats eBook
These recipes are perfect for everyone who wants to:
- create yummy treats without overloading on sugar
- stick with real food options
- prepare nourishing treats for lunchboxes and snacks
From cookies to cakes to cheesecakes to ice cream – it’s amazing how cutting the sugar in recipes doesn’t effect their deliciousness!! Can you believe all of these can be made with very little sugar?
You’ve likely tried several of these that I’ve shared here during the past year. I love that all of these recipes are now in one convenient download. I’m printing mine and keeping it in a binder in the kitchen for easy access. My family is set now when it comes to birthdays, snacks, and well, even the occasional breakfast. (Hey, there’s less sugar in these goodies than a typical breakfast muffin or serving of cereal.)
These recipes use whole grains (or no grains, depending on the recipe), healthy fats like coconut oil and butter, and sweeteners like:
- Real Maple Syrup
- Raw Sugar (in small amounts)
You can use the sweeteners of your choice, making the recipes to meet your family’s taste preferences.
So many treats, so little sugar. It’s a win-win!
Let me know which recipe becomes your favorite!
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