How to make dessert recipes healthier? How can you replace sugar? from Eva Moore
Greetings! I am a huge sugar fighter since I’ve watched the film, called “Sugar’. I think everybody of you heard about this film. Such an experiment shows us all the harmful effects of sugar-consuming. By the way, I advise you to watch it if you want to know how in fact sugar influence our body. A lot of people don’t even think of how much their health depends on the products they consume.
I decided to avoid consuming sugar in all products, where it might be, but it turned out to be a hard mission to complete. I have a sweet tooth, so like all my friends and even children, and that’s why it’s so difficult to stop buying a piece of cake when you are all together at some cafe. Even when I just cook at home I always put sugar in all desserts. My children also like it so much and it’s hard for me to let them eat all this unhealthy food. But from today I don’t want to eat sugar anymore!
I need your help in making healthy desserts without sugar. How can I make them? And how can I replace sugar? Waiting for your reply!
Hello Anna! Here are some very useful variants of replacing sugar:
1. Agave Nectar
History lesson time: The Aztecs used agave thousands of years ago and praised this syrup as a gift from gods. A derivative of the same plant as tequila, this golden sweetener tastes similar to honey and is perfect in hot or iced tea. But be sure to use in moderation—agave’s high fructose content can sometimes cross it in to the dangerfood zone!
2. Maple Syrup
The benefits of maple syrup are aplenty: It comes directly from a plant’s sap and contains over 50 antioxidants. Make sure to grab the real stuff and spread it over waffles or use it in homemade granola.
Fans of gin can skip the extra sugar and add an extra lemon squeeze—i promise no one will notice.
Thanks to bees, this scrumptious stuff packs an antioxidant punch. Enjoy some in hot tea to help soothe a scratchy throat, or get creative and add a spoonful to homemade salad dressing.
Instead of a half-cup white sugar in a batch of oatmeal cookies, swap in an equal amount of applesauce! Purchase the no sugar-added kind, or make some at home.
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