Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar

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Your baked goods can be sweet delights without the need to add tons of sugar.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to trim the sugar in your recipes:

  • When baking cakes, cookies or bread, cut down on sugar used by one-third.
  • Instead of icing a cake with frosting, use slices of fruit or a fruit puree.
  • In lieu of sugar, use spices that boost sweetness without the calories. Examples include vanilla, peppermint, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg.

-- Diana Kohnle

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