It’s easy to overdo it on the sweet stuff on Halloween I so share healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth this morning on CBS Savannah!
Cut back on sugar
Halloween is incomplete without baked goods! Instead of using sugar to sweeten them, I used these SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener products. They are zero calorie sweeteners derived from the stevia plant so a great alternative for those trying to cut back on added sugars and artificial sweeteners. I used the vanilla crème sweet drops in vanilla cupcakes and the SteviaClear Sweet Drops in pumpkin bread. A lot of my clients use the water drops to drink more water throughout the day.
Lightened-Up Ice Cream
Everyone loves ice-cream – most ice creams are high in saturated fat and added sugar – two things we want to limit in excess. I shared Halo Top ice creams which are low in calories, high in protein and taste just like the real deal. One pint has around 300 calories with 20 grams of protein so you can satisfy your sweet tooth, guilt-free. They come in 24 flavors including Peanut Butter Cup, Birthday Cake and Pumpkin Pie for fall – you can find them in most major retailers.
Meet the nutritional needs of your trick or treaters
Who says you can’t help meet the dietary needs of your trick or treaters? I shared the chocolate chip granola mini bars by MadeGood. They’re organic, gluten-free and made in a facility free of the top 8 major food allergens. They are limited edition – you can find them now until Halloween in stores at on Amazon. With every sale, 2% of the proceeds will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Better-for-you soda swap
Finally, I shared better-for-you sodas by Sipp. They are organic craft sparkling beverages made with organic fruits and herbs. I brought the Ginger Blossom and Zesty Orange. They are great to have on hand for the busy hostess – you can use them as a cocktail mixer or enjoy on their own. Sipp recently reformulated their products to cut the calorie and sugar content in half so one bottle has about 40 calories.