Helpful info for a healthier lifestyle

Easy Substitutions to Make Healthy Food Recipes

Healthy Food Recipes

Family recipes are favorites that are usually hard to modify because everyone loves them the way they have always been prepared.

Often, we feel scared to make any modifications to our family recipes because we fear our family will get offended, and that money would be wasted because the changes wouldn’t be enjoyed. If you consider yourself to be inexperienced in the kitchen, this may be quite a challenge. For this reason, it’s understandable that swapping ingredients might not be the first option you’d consider. However, today I hope to change that. I have created a chart to guide easy substitutions that can help turn your favorite recipes into more healthy food recipes without offending your family or wasting your paycheck on ‘failed’ kitchen experiments.

Reduce Sugar in Favorite Recipes… and Here’s Your Very Own Sugar Survey!

Reduce Sugar with SPLENDA® Sweeteners

Barely a day goes by that we don’t read about results of some poll or survey. Rarely do the results affect you and your family specifically. However, there is one kind of survey that you can do yourself, that could help to improve your overall health. I call it the “Am I Eating Too Much Sugar?” survey.

No fancy mathematical calculations are involved. All it takes is: 1) making a list (on paper or mentally) of the foods you consume regularly, 2) reading food labels, and most importantly, 3) being truthful about your sugar-loving habits. I am not suggesting you tally up the specific amount of sugars in your favorite foods. Rather, this “survey” is simply meant to help you identify ways you can reduce sugar in your favorite foods. Don’t be reluctant to do this – I guarantee it will be eye-opening.

Tips for Weight Loss You Can Maintain

Weight Loss Tips to Keep Weight Off

Let’s be honest, losing weight is usually not an easy feat; it is, however, quite possible to achieve. If you find yourself struggling with losing weight and are running out of ideas and tips on how to do so, then keep reading this blog.

As a nutritionist and consultant, I have met many people, especially women, who are constantly concerned about their weight and not being able find a plan to lose it. I have also come to notice that the majority of these women often seek help in the wrong places, such as online open forums, magazines, or in websites with incorrect information.

Although weight loss can sometimes seem like an impossible feat, approaching it requires a few essential elements. For instance, it does take personal commitment to stop worrying and start living your accomplishments on a day-to-day basis. Essentially, as you work towards achieving a safe and long-term weight loss goal, that commitment will help foster a healthier lifestyle and a more positive self-esteem.

Weight loss is not about depriving yourself from everything that tastes good. Instead, it is about learning to listen to your body and those hunger cues, so you can make the best decisions that can eventually help you reach your goal.

Your Search for a Delicious Stevia Sweetener is Over!

SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener

This could be your new favorite sugar substitute!

As a little girl, I often found myself dreaming about sweet treats like cookies and cakes. Years later, not much has changed, I still find myself wanting to enjoy goodies like smoothies and sorbet, and on hot summer days, I still thirst for sweet lemonade. However, one thing did change – there is now a wonderful way to have the delicious sweet taste without the worry.

Even though I certainly know that a treat now and then is acceptable, there are days when I just want to eat or drink something sweet and not have to worry about the calories. Well, I am glad to say that I finally can have those days thanks to SPLENDA® Sweeteners. And if you can relate to my story then I have news for you! The SPLENDA® Brand’s newest sweetener – SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, a no calorie sweetener with no bitter aftertaste that can help to lighten up the worry of too much sugar. SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener has a sweet taste and is made with a stevia extract called Reb D, which is one of the best tasting extracts from the stevia leaf.