Buy plain, unsweetened cereals and add sliced fruit or raisins (and nuts, too), instead of sugar. Although raisins contain some sugar, they also provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Get in the habit of serving fruit-preferably fresh fruit-for dessert. A fresh fruit cup can't be beat for appearance and taste. If you must rely on canned or frozen fruit, look for brands packaged in water instead of sweetened syrup.
Read food labels for clues on sugar content. If the word sugar, sucrose, glucose, maltose, dextose, lactose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup or syrup appears first on the label, then sugar is the ingredient used in greatest quantity in the product.
Instead of buying cakes, pies, or cookies, make your own desserts. When you cook your own desserts you can cut the sugar in the recipe by a third or even a half.
Try satisfying your sweet tooth with dessert breads containing relatively little sugar. Add nourishing ingredients such as whole wheat flour, oatmeal, nuts, raisins, and a fruit or a vegetable such as pumpkin, zucchini, cranberries, or carrots.
Thanks for the tips Sugar! Oh I meant sugar tips. Not really. HI5
Well done h5 list for the front page! Congratulations!
Good tips...we also go for things like sugar free jello. The one that people really have to watch is ice cream...even the sugar free can have lots of carbs (which turn to sugar) and for this reason, one needs be careful with the dessert breads too! H5 nd congrats on the front page :)
These are all excellent tips to avoid sugar in the foods that we eat.
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