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.

 

Raspberry Swirl Peach Soup

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 3 pounds peaches, peeled, seeded, sliced 1/3 to 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful™ 1/4 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful™ Mint sprigs 3 cups peach nectar 1 pint fresh or frozen, thawed raspberries Freshly grated nutmeg Directions Process peaches, peach nectar and 1/3 to 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful™ in blender...

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Iced Orange Cappuccino

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients Zest from 1 medium orange, cut into 1/2-inch strips 1-1/2 cups drip grind espresso coffee 3 cups skim milk Cocoa, ground nutmeg or cinnamon 7-1/2 cups cold water 3 to 4 tablespoons NutraSweet® Spoonful™ Light whipped topping Directions Yield: Makes 8 servings (about 8 ounces each)...

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Grilled Loin of Pork with Tart Cherry Sauce

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1 boneless pork loin roast (about 4 pounds), fat trimmed Pepper 1/2 cup orange juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 pound fresh or frozen cherries Salt 1 cup dry red wine 3 tablespoons chopped shallots or onions 1/4 teaspoon...

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Asian-Style Sea Scallops

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1-1/2 cups broccoli flowerets 2 tablespoons sesame or vegetable oil 3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage or bok choy 1 cup shitake or common mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons ground star anise 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 to 3 teaspoons light reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup cold...

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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients Crust 1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful Cheesecake 3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup Equal Spoonful 2 eggs 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract...

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Sweet Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients Beets 5 medium beets, cleaned, peeled and cut into chunks (red and yellow) 1⁄2 tbsp oil 1 teaspoon rosemary 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoon Truvía® Baking Blend Dressing 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1⁄2 tablespoon oil 1...

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