With the Christmas season here, I’ve been wracking my brain for ways to reduce the amount of sugar my children are consuming. Christmas has many delights: egg nog, music, lights, visits to Santa, parades and SUGARY TREATS. What’s a mom to do?
What on earth do you do when you misjudge how many lentils to cook? Especially, if your kids balked at the meal you made with those lentils?
My twins LOVE to help me bake. When trying to be sugar-free or at least sugar-aware, baking can be challenging because, of course, most baked goods are sweet – at least the ones I like.
Maple sugar and honey are still sugar.
I’ve searched for ‘sugar-free’ recipes, but have found that recipes listed as sugar-free are often just free of processed white sugar. The recipes are often sweetened with maple syrup or honey – which, I hate to break it to you, are still sugar.
Artificial sweeteners aren’t on my approved list either.
If the recipes don’t have overt sugar added, then they have some form of artificial sweetener – I also try to avoid these. Some of these, like aspartame, I avoid even more strenuously than sugar.