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.
Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons) 5 cups cold water 18 packets Sweet’N Low® zero calorie sweetener Ice 6 small lemon wedges 6 small mint sprigs Directions Mix lemon juice, water and Sweet’N Low® in 2-quart nonmetal pitcher. Add ice. Pour over ice...Read More
Memorial Day signals the kick-off to the summer season; a time for backyard barbecues, picnics, bonfires and pool parties. Unfortunately, for the waistline this can mean an array of heavy pasta salads, decadent meats, sugary cocktails and indulgent desserts. The truth is, warmer weather, birthdays, holidays – regardless of the...Read More
Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council There are countless concoctions from around the world that play a starring role in the celebrations of other cultures, just like lemonade does in the USA on Independence Day. If you want to omit the alcohol from a classic...Read More
Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council The ingredients we use to sweeten our foods and beverages come from a wide variety of sources and have many different features and names. In some cases, the only thing they have in common is that they all taste...Read More
Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Research on regular users of low-calorie sweeteners has found they have better diets than nonusers. If that isn’t incentive to use them, I don’t know what is! Of course, adding a low-calorie sweetener to your coffee isn’t all it takes...Read More
Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 bay leaf 1 packet Sweet 'N Low zero calorie sweetener 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen flaked crabmeat 1 can (2 pounds) whole tomatoes 1/4 cup diced green pepper 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms...Read More