How to Make Desserts Healthy and Sugar-Free. “Sugar-free” doesn’t have to mean a dessert
is not sweet. Try alternatives that are rich and satisfying
without compromising your healthy lifestyle. You will need Heat-stable sugar substitutes
Sugar-free syrups Avocado, nuts, Chia seeds Raw cacao, coconut milk, chocolate Applesauce
or pureed fruit Cinnamon Sugar-free sweetener Apple and lemon juices Reduced-fat cream cheese
Fresh fruit Pecans Nutmeg Ginger Dried, unsweetened fruit (optional) Low-fat ricotta cheese (optional)
and plain greek yogurt (optional). Step 1. Experiment with baking breads and cakes using
heat-stable sugar substitutes for baking healthy desserts. Use sugar-free syrups and low-calorie replacements
in banana bread and muffins. Step 2. Blend chocolate smoothies or shakes without
sugar, using avocado, nuts, and Chia seeds as thickening agents. Flavor it all with raw cacao, coconut milk,
and chocolate. Use dried, unsweetened fruit, such as raisins
or diced dates, to add natural sweetness to everything. Step 3. Replace half the oil in muffin or cake recipes
with applesauce or pureed fruit to make them moist without using sugar. Step 4. Surprise the family with an apple pie sweetened
with cinnamon, sugar-free sweetener, and apple juice. Use the same sweeteners for cranberry streusel
pie, or an apple pizza over reduced-fat cream cheese. Step 5. Go natural and put together frozen fruit cups
with fresh fruit, lemon juice, and sugar-free sweetener. Add pecans, which are low in oxidants and
high in vitamin E, for a healthy balance. Be creative and substitute low-fat ricotta
cheese for whole-milk or plain Greek yogurt for sour cream in your recipes. Step 6. Bake a cheesecake, pineapple upside-down cake,
banana cream pie, or rice pudding with measures of nutmeg, cinnamon, real fruit, and ginger,
and use sugar free sweetener. Did you know Sara Lee started in 1939 when
Nathan Cummings bought the C.D. Kenny company, a wholesaler of sugar, coffee,
and tea.