Sweet goodies with less sugarHere are some tips to help you removing sugar from your diet, without giving up on sweetness.
Remove sugar (white and brown), syrup and honey from your table
Out of sight, out of mind!
Cut back on the amount of sugar added
Cut the sugar you add to food products you eat or drink regularly like cereal, pancakes, coffee or tea. If you want go one step further, try cutting the usual amount of sugar you add by half and wean down from there. It will be easier to achieve your goal.
Buy fresh fruits instead of syrupy canned ones.
If you still need to buy fruit out of a can, choose only from the ones preserved in water or natural juice.
Instead of adding sugar to cereal or oatmeal, add fresh fruit
Try bananas, cherries or strawberries – or dried fruit – raisins, cranberries or apricots.
When baking cookies, brownies or cakes, cut the sugar
Reduce the sugar called for in your recipe by one-third to one-half. Often you won’t notice the difference.
Instead of adding sugar in recipes, use extracts
Try almond, vanilla, orange or lemon extracts.
Enhance food with spices
Instead of sugar, try ginger, allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Substitute unsweetened applesauce for sugar in recipes
Use equal amounts. It’s surprisingly good, without “the bad”.