Low-calorie foods and beverages provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie products, including low-calorie sweeteners, are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries and reduction in the risks associated with obesity.

Low- and reduced-calorie ingredients offer consumers healthy alternatives and a greater variety of products from which to choose. These ingredients can be found in chewing gum, candies, ice cream, baked goods, fruit spreads and canned fruits, fillings and frostings, beverages, yogurt and tabletop sweeteners. They are also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceutical products such as cough syrups and throat lozenges.

 

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 5 pounds apples, preferably Golden Delicious and Johnagold, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices, 8–9 cups 3 tablespoons Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw® 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground clove 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1/2...

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Celebrate Fast Food Day with Healthy Choices

I recently discovered that fast food has its very own day – November 16! While fast food often gets a bad rap for being high in calories and fat, a couple of recent studies found it doesn’t stack up so badly compared to other dining spots. In a study out...

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Sweet Potato Pie

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, jewel or garnet yams 3 packets Sweet'N Low® zero calorie sweetener Pinch of salt 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk 1 tablespoon molasses 1 large egg 1 teaspoon melted unsalted...

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Add Flavor with Pumpkin

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are sitting on doorsteps…you know what that means – it’s Halloween season. A favorite holiday for many children, and adults, alike, Halloween is a food-centered holiday that is rated number one in candy sales in America.  But don’t let the candy...

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Fall in Love with Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN — Consultant to the Calorie Control Council — Even if the weather doesn’t vary much where you live, you can use the seasonal changes on the calendar to reboot your diet for better health. All it takes is expanding the colors on your plate to...

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Create a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Are you thinking of making Meatless Monday, every day? If you’re considering trying a vegetarian diet you should know that going to a plant-based diet can potentially reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. However, simply cutting meat from your diet does not always equate to a healthy...

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