Welcome Warmer Weather with a Garden

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love food. My love of eating and trying new foods, especially health-boosting plants, eventually led me to a love for cooking. These days, I love to have fun in the kitchen and create new combinations of my favorite foods, try spices I’ve...

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Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

An April 3 presentation during the 2017 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo featured an unpublished study abstract suggesting that low calorie sweeteners (LCS) increase adipogenesis in human fat biopsy-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Additionally, researchers suggest that LCS consumption also results in increased expression of glucose transporters, taste receptors,...

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Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

Spring is finally here and what better time to take stock of your lifestyle habits and make some positive changes than a new season! You probably think of spring cleaning in terms of your wardrobe and closets, but how about spring cleaning your eating habits?! I’m not talking about “clean...

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Pomegranate Spritzer

Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1/4 cup pomegranate juice 3 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 1 teaspoon lime juice 3/4 cup lime flavored seltzer Ice, as desired Directions Stir together all ingredients except seltzer in a large glass. Slowly pour in seltzer. Add ice if desired. Nutritional Information Calories 45 Sodium...

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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 2 packets of SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Nutritional Information Calories 190 Sodium 70mg Carbohydrates 37g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 29g Protein 16g Recipe...

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Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pops

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 1/4 cup 1% milk 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 tsp vanilla 4 each paper cups 4 each popsicle sticks Directions Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.POUR about 1/2 cup of...

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