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.
Watch how to make it below! Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup beef, chicken, or vegetable broth 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon pineapple juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic 2 teaspoons...Read More
Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 12 ounces lowfat vanilla yogurt 3 cups sliced strawberries 1 cup blueberries 3/4 cup light cranberry juice 1 1/2 tablespoons NatraTaste™ Gold (Baker’s Bag) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 6 teaspoons grape nuts (optional) 2 cups cracked ice Directions Combine all the ingredients (except grape nuts)...Read More
Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup NatraTaste™ Gold Cup for Cup 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw® 2 eggs 2 teaspoons...Read More
By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- Is it any coincidence that one of the hottest months of the year is also National Ice Cream Month? I think not! According to the International Dairy Foods Association, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. The President recognized...Read More
By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- There’s no debating it: Diabetes is a serious and growing national health concern. Nearly 30 million people (9.3% of the U.S. population) have diabetes, and 86 million (more than 1 out of 3 adults) have prediabetes. I’ve been a certified diabetes educator...Read More
By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Celebrate summer this year by breaking away from traditional BBQ and creating a menu that is not only tasty but healthy, too. An easy way to improve the nutrition of your menu is to focus on fiber. Fiber helps you to stay full and...Read More