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.


Oven Glazed Chicken Wings

Makes 3 Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/4 cup tomato paste 3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar and Stevia Sweetener Blend 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, cut...

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What Does “Fat is Back” Really Mean?

The headlines proclaim “Fat Is Back on U.S. Tables,” “Fat is Back: Vilified Nutrient Gets Reprieve” and “Fat Is Back and Diet Food Is Out!” So does that mean endless amounts of fried chicken, cream gravy and cheese fries are back on the menu? Whoa! Let’s take a closer look...

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated All Year Long

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- Hydration is something we think about often during the hot summer months when we’re noticeably thirsty and sweaty, but as the temperature starts to drop from fall into winter, we’re less likely to hydrate as much as we should.  Dehydration, which can lead...

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Focus on Fiber during Family Meals Month

 By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- With school back in session, it’s important to make sure that you and your children are getting enough fiber. September is also family meals month, so this is the perfect time to focus on adding more fiber to family mealtimes. The Dietary...

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4 Smart Food Strategies for Back to School

By:  Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- With back to school in swing and more demands on your time, it’s easy to let food and nutrition fall from the priority list. This year, look at the routine that back to school brings an opportunity to add structure and planning...

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No-Fuss Bread Pudding

Makes 9 Servings Ingredients 6 cups cubed challah bread 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 3 cups reduced fat milk 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/8th teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 large eggs Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil an...

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