Friday, September 2, 2011

One Step Up Challenge 4: Sugar

It's really hard to get away from sugar. Even if you don't eat a lot of sweets, store bought items like bread, spaghetti sauce and canned fruit can be packed with sugar (or high fructose corn syrup).
Although sugar is sugar no matter the form, there are some healthier options for you to choose from.

Here's your next challenge:

Replace your sugar!

Level 1: Replace your white sugar with raw cane sugar. Raw sugar is less processed, and provides more nutrients than processed white sugar. It has a delicious molasses flavor to it.

Level 2: Replace your raw cane sugar with organic raw cane sugar.

Level 3: Replace your Organic raw cane sugar with a truly natural, unprocessed sweetener. Honey or maple syrup. This is a simple replacement when you are baking. I use 3/4 cups of honey to every 1 cup of sugar the recipe calls for. Sometimes less, if there's another sweet ingredient in the recipe (chocolate chips)

Which level are you on? What's your sweetener of choice?


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