This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you have probably realized somewhere along the way that I have one GIANT sweet tooth. I like it sweet. I like my coffee sweet, I like my tea sweet…as a matter of fact, I like ALL my drinks sweet. And of course I love my special treats – not just baked goods, but some of my favorite meals and side dished even call for a *little* sugar – like my favorite corn cake, brown sugar pork, and orange chicken. I also love to make home-made salad dressings, but most of those call for sugar, too. MMMM….
So, I like things sweet, but what I don’t like? Is the added calories sugar brings with it. That’s why I love the new website from Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener – Splenda® 365 Sweet Swaps. Sweet Swaps is all about healthier living and reducing added sugar when possible, so every single day of the year Splenda® 365 Sweet Swaps is offering up a way to swap out sugar for Splenda® sweetener. WHY? You ask? Because added sugar is hiding everywhere! It’s in our flavored yogurt, our cereals, our beverages – lots of places you’d never even think. This is part of the reason why even though experts suggest women only consume 6 teaspoons of sugar a day, our average is a whopping 22 teaspoons a day – yikes! I know I am super-guilty on that one.
I really started to try and cut out added sugar (despite my sweet tooth) last January when I was having gall bladder problems – and one of the first days I did this was by using Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener in my coffee. You all know I have to have my coffee to function – and Splenda is how I keep it tasty without the added sugar! (And have you tried Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener Flavors for Coffee?? YUM! Splenda sweetness, no calories, and yummy flavors! I adore them!)The other way I swap out sugar for Splenda® is on my cereal. Since I eat gluten-free, I eat a lot of unsweetened rice and corn-based cereals for breakfast, and I like to add a packet of Splenda® to make them really tasty. It works like a charm, and makes this sweets-loving girl happy.
I’m excited to be participating in a Twitter party TOMORROW(!!!) Tuesday March 4 from 12-1 pm EST with Spenda® 365 Sweet Swaps. Join me and several other fabulous bloggers as we chat about how #SweetSwaps can help us make little daily lifestyle changes that will produce great healthy results over time. It’s going to be so fun & informational and of COURSE there will be great prizes – $50 Visa gift cards and Splenda® product prize packs! You can RSVP by checking out the invite here. Don’t forget to follow me @Jennyitup, @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe and @EmilyMcKhann.
Coming up soon on the blog I’ll also be sharing some of my favorite recipes with you and how I made a Splenda® sweet swap to make them deliciously sweet without the added sugar. I can’t wait to share those with you! Stay tuned!
Have you ever used Splenda? How do you cut added sugar out of your diet?