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SPLENDA® Sweetener in Diabetes Recipes

How Can I Use SPLENDA® Sweetener in Recipes If I’ve Got Diabetes?

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Let’s face it, just because you’ve got diabetes doesn’t mean you lost your sweet tooth along the way. Most everyone loves sweets. Bet that’s true for you, too!

Sugar substitutes, like SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, allow you to sweeten your foods and beverages and to make many sweet tooth-satisfying, palate-pleasing recipes for you and your family. Gather tips to replace SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener for sugar in recipes and gain access to recipes made with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. These tasty recipes have been developed and tested by the SPLENDA® Brand’s culinary experts.

The SPLENDA.com website offers you tips and tricks galore. Check these out!

If you want tips to use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, click here: http://www.splenda.com/cooking-baking/granulated. You’ll find tips on certain baking techniques, like creaming, or learn more about how to make slight changes in your baking times or even determine the best way to store your delicious creation to make sure it lasts until the last bite is gone.

If you want tips to use SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, click here: http://www.splenda.com/cooking-baking/sugar-blend. You’ll gather tips to make cakes, cookies and sauces along with tips about how to use this product. SPLENDA® Sugar Blend is a mix of pure sugar (sucrose) and SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, (sucralose), the sweetening ingredient in all SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. SPLENDA® Sugar Blend provides only half the calories and carbohydrate of sugar per serving and works well in baked goods, like brownies, yeast breads and cookies. To use it in your recipes simply substitute half a cup for every full cup of sugar called for in the recipe.

Wonder if you can microwave or make frozen desserts with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products? You’ll find answers to these frequently asked questions and others at this SPLENDA® FAQ’s page: http://www.splenda.com/faq/cooking-baking

SPLENDA® for Your Diabetes Eating Plan

The SPLENDA.com website offers you several ways to access hundreds of recipes that can fit into your diabetes eating plan. Click here to browse recipe categories, from appetizers, to ethnic favorites, kid-friendly desserts and more.

Want to know how to fit recipes made with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products into your diabetes eating plan? Here’s how:

  • Recipes that contain less than 20 calories and less than 6 grams of carbohydrate per serving: Consider a serving of these recipes as a “free food” in a diet for diabetes. Example: a diet beverage or iced tea made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener instead of sugar.
  • Recipes that contain more than 19 calories and more than 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving: Factor the carbohydrate into your diabetes eating plan because it will impact your blood glucose levels. You’ll need to consider the calories and fat, too, in your healthy eating plan.

Want to receive a steady stream of recipes using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products? Sign up for the SPLENDA® Recipe Club and get a monthly e-newsletter filled with recipes and member-only offers by clicking here: http://recipes.splenda.com.

Bon appetit!

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, is a nationally recognized dietitian and diabetes educator who applies nearly 35 years of expertise as an author, freelance writer, media spokesperson, consultant and diabetes educator. Hope recognizes that healthy eating today can be one tough job and believes that simple tweaks in your food choices and how you prepare foods can often set you on a path to healthier eating.

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