I am a firm believer that making small, simple lifestyle changes can lead to big results over time. Many people become overwhelmed with committing to diet AND exercise because those two words can sometimes be scary. But, what many do not realize is making better choices can ultimately make a huge difference to our health and well-being. For instance, swapping sugar with a no calorie sweetner such as Splenda as part of a healthy lifestyle can save calories all year long! Visit www.365SweetSwaps.com for daily tips and recipes.
Experts recommend that women consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, but the average American eats 22.2 teaspoons! Splenda can help with that and makes it easy to swap by placing conversion charts on their packaging (you can also access charts here). This takes the guesswork out of perfecting your recipes.
There are delicious recipes on the packages (my packages contained recipes for traditional carrot cake, applesauce snacking cake and citrus salsa). The website has more recipes and suggestions! I attended a Twitter party and was impressed with the recipes and feedback from those who used Splenda for less added sugar in their baked goods. There is no sacrifice on taste/flavor, only the stuff you do not want excess of.
I personally was not aware of the enormous variety SPLENDA offers! From individual packets, flavored no calorie coffee sweetner, brown sugar blend, sugar blends and granulated sugar, SPLENDA has all aspects covered. I personally prefer Splenda over the “others” because it tastes like sugar without an aftertaste.
I’ve quickly found a way to have less added sugar without sacrificing flavor by switching to SPLENDA flavored no calorie coffee sweetner (I love the vanilla, it is bursting with flavor). My typical vanilla coffee creamer has 35 calories per serving. By switching from my liquid creamer to SPLENDA flavored no calorie coffee sweetner in my 2 cups of morning coffee every day for a year, I am saving 25,550 calories AND my diet has a lot less added sugar! Talk about a simple and effortless lifestyle change for big results!
Another key point when trying to make simple lifestyle changes for big results is to know the difference between a portion (the amount you choose to eat/drink) and a serving size (listed on a nutritional label). This is easier to control at home, but restaurant portions are usually doubled, so try to share a main dish or bring 1/2 home.
I typically only make baked goods around the holidays, so this year my family will enjoy Easter sweets and treats made with SPLENDA. We will all benefit from the less added sugar in our diets. Have you tried baking with Splenda? Let me know your thoughts and/or favorite recipes!
Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA 365 SWEET SWAPS blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensation for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own.