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Scrumptious Chilled Soup and Summer Salad Recipes with SPLENDA® Sweeteners

summer salad recipes and soup recipes

It’s always a good day in my book when a light, wholesome summer meal is comprised simply of a chilled soup and salad. Light and appetizing. Filling but not heavy. Tasty and satisfying.

So you say you have never tried a chilled soup? Well, I think it’s about time you do! (We still have some time before the cooler weather calls for hot soup!) To get you started, here are three delicious chilled soup recipes, all of which are made with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products: Chilled Cherry Soup, Chilled Shrimp and Jicama Soup with Basil, and Cool Raspberry Soup.

The three summer salad recipes I have chosen to share are rich in flavor, with each being yummy in its own right. It is hard not to love the Ginger Noodle Salad, California Broccoli Salad and the Simply Bean Salad. These salad recipes also use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in place of full sugar.

I hope you enjoy! 

What is Sucralose? How is it Made?

What is Sucralose?

What is sucralose? For me, it is the gold medal winner of the no-calorie sweetener “Olympics.” Simply put, sucralose is an uber-versatile no-calorie sweetener that can help reduce the calories and carbohydrate from foods you consume. It is an amazing replacement for sugar, including for baking!

Sucralose is the sweetening ingredient in the original SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. It has a clean, sugar-like taste without the bitter aftertaste of some other no-calorie sweeteners. The great taste and many uses of sucralose have made a wide range of lower-sugar and lower-calorie food and beverages for healthy meal planning possible. 

Got Diabetes and Want to Try a Low Carb Diet? Here’s How to Make Your Carbs Count!

Low Carb Diet

Are you in this situation? You, a loved one or good friend, has prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. You’re constantly searching for answers to the all-important question: what and how much to eat. But you’re left scratching your head about whether following a low carb diet is a must. Let’s sort it out with science and current recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Once you learn about how foods or beverages that contain carbohydrate raise blood glucose levels, it likely seems very logical to strictly limit the amount of carbohydrate you eat. However, and this is very important, resulting blood glucose levels do not solely depend on or can be controlled by the amount of carbohydrate you eat. To control glucose levels you must have a sufficient supply of available insulin (whether made by your pancreas or taken as the medication insulin) at the ready to help control your blood glucose levels after you eat.

While there’s lots of noise touting low carb diets for people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, the research evidence doesn’t make this a slam, dunk conclusion. In fact, according to the ADA...

Tis the Season for Refreshing Drink Recipes with SPLENDA® Sweeteners

drink recipes

The time is right, the time is now. Yes, it’s time to make room in your fridge for large pitchers of refreshing, chilled summer drinks and to assure you have plenty of ice in the freezer. It’s summertime and the weather forecast says it’s going to be hot (of course!), so it is important for your health to keep cool and hydrated.

What better way to ‘chill’ than with a tall frosty glass of a cold beverage? Here are some thirst-quenching, non-alcoholic drink recipes that will help you beat the heat, but each is made with less sugar than is typically used in many cold beverages.

Personally, l love well-chilled lemonade and iced tea. If those are your favorites too, we would not be alone. Lemonade and iced tea were ‘tops’ in a survey of 500 consumers. You can find out more about this survey here.

So without further ado, here are some refreshing lemonade and iced tea recipes you will love – and they are all made with a SPLENDA® Sweetener.