Sweet goodies with less sugar

Here are some tips to help you removing sugar from your diet, without giving up on sweetness.
  1. Remove sugar (white and brown), syrup and honey from your table

    Out of sight, out of mind!

  2. 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 to 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Instead of adding sugar to cereal or porridge, add fresh fruit

    Try bananas, cherries or strawberries – or dried fruit – raisins, cranberries or apricots.

Bowl of yogurt sweetened with fresh fruit and cereals.

Add fresh fruit to cereal or porridge to add some natural sweetness.

  1. 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.

  2. Instead of adding sugar in recipes, use extracts

    Try almond, vanilla, orange or lemon extracts.

  3. Enhance food with spices

    Instead of sugar, try ginger, allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg.

  4. Substitute unsweetened apple sauce for sugar in recipes

    Use equal amounts. It’s surprisingly good, without “the bad”.