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.

 

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee

Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 3/4 cup brewed coffee 2 tablespoons nonfat milk 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 packet SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Directions Place all ingredients into a large cup. Stir well. Serve hot or cold. Nutritional Information Calories 15 Sodium 15mg Carbohydrates 3g Sugars 2g Protein 1g  ...

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Nostalgic Apple Pie

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1 prepared double pie crust 7 cups baking apples, thin-sliced, cored, peeled 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place one crust into a 9-inch pie pan....

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Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons

Makes 36 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk 2 cups flaked coconut 2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal 9 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate Directions In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, SPLENDA®...

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Elegant Eggnog

Makes 15 Servings Ingredients 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 7 egg yolks 4 cups 2% milk 2 cups fat-free half and half 2 tablespoons vanilla extract Directions Mix together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Set aside....

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A Day’s Worth of Fiber

Fiber is a nutrient that is under-consumed by most individuals with most Americans consuming about half of the recommended intake of 14 grams of fiber per 1000 Calories. For an average adult, this means a daily intake of 25g (female) or 38g (male). Contrary to popular belief, vegetables and fruits...

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Fruit Baked Apples

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup unsweetened apple juice 1 package (6 ounces) dried mixed fruit, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 8 medium tart baking apples Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Equal, cornstarch,...

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