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.

 

Apple Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins Ingredients 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup melted shortening 2/3 cup skim milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 packets Sweet 'N Low® zero calorie sweetener 1 cup minced apples (about 2 medium) Directions...

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Lightening Up Favorite Fall Desserts

Out of all the seasons, fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I always look forward to cooler temperatures, trips to the pumpkin patch, walking through the apple orchard, and watching college football on Saturdays. I also look forward to the comfort foods with delicious flavors that I know...

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Busy Families Can Be Healthy Ones

You are not alone. We all have had those days and weeks where we have great intentions to get everything checked off our to-do lists and have a family dinner at the kitchen table, but those intentions seemed to get waylaid often. We end up eating in the car between...

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German Apple Cake

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups peeled, chopped apples 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Sweet 'N Low 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup liquefied Butter Buds Mix or butter or margarine 3/4 cups sugar...

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School is In: Healthy Lunches for All

Lunchtime can get a bit boring for both kids and parents. Sure a turkey sandwich and an apple are wholesome and nutritious, but by the second month of school, it’s pretty monotonous. Start the school year right and stay on a healthful path with these lunch tips for students and parents...

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Breakfast: Fast, Fun and Filling

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While I wouldn’t say it’s the MOST important, it is certainly a meal you shouldn’t skip. And to highlight breakfast’s valuable role in our diet, September has been designated as Better Breakfast Month. Breakfast Benefits Breakfast not...

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