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Stevia Recipes For Diabetics

Recipes - Stevia.com

Recipes - Stevia.com

Ingredients 2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1 Tbsp butter 1 cup ketchup... Ingredients 2 cups low-fat vanilla soymilk 1 cup blackberries 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries... Ingredients 8 oz. cold water 2 tsp instant coffee cup skim milk tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp + 2... Ingredients ITALIAN BUTTERMILK CUSTARD cup 2% milk cup low-fat buttermilk 1 tsp... Ingredients 1 unbaked pie shell, 9 cup dark corn syrup cup + 2 tsp of a stevia-based... Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries 1 whole banana 1 cup orange juice 1 cup almond milk,... Ingredients 1 package (8 oz) sugar-free oatmeal or gingersnap cookies, crushed (1 cups crumbs) 3... Ingredients 1 cup flour 12packets of a stevia-based sweetener* (like Truva) 4 Tbsp sugar ... Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature cup + 2 tsp of a stevia-based sweetener*... Ingredients 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1 banana 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt 1 cup orange... Did you know that stevia can be anywhere from 50 350 times as sweet as sugar depending on the variety of the plant? Stevia.com is a comprehensive online resource for the worlds foremost natural, zero-calorie sweetener. This website is meant to provide truthful, accurate information ranging from common forms of consumption to its historical roots. Continue reading >>

Try These Delicious Sugar Free Recipes With Stevia

Try These Delicious Sugar Free Recipes With Stevia

1tablespoon of sugar = 6 to 9 drops ofliquid stevia extract 1 tablespoonof sugar = 1 pinch of steviapowder 1 teaspoon ofsugar = 2 to 4 drops of liquid stevia extract 1 teaspoon ofstevia powder = 2 tablespoons of ground stevia leaves 1 teaspoon ofstevia powder = 1 cup (=16 tbsp) of sugar (200gr) 1 packet ofstevia (e.g. Truvia) = 1 packet of Splenda = 1 packet ofEqual = 1 packet of Sweet'N Low = 2 teaspoons of sugar 1 cup ofgranulated Splenda = 1 teaspoon of stevia powder 1/2 cup ofSplenda Sugar Blend = teaspoon of stevia powder 1 packet ofSplenda = 4 to 5 drops of liquid stevia extract 1 cup ofEqual Spoonful = 1 cup of Splenda = 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon ofstevia powder = 8 teaspoons of Sweet'N Low Asyou can see, 1 packet of any type of sweetener is pretty much equal (nopun intended) to 2 teaspoons of sugar, while both granular Splenda andEqual Spoonful equate to 1 teaspoon of highly concentrated stevioside.Sweet'N Low is a bit sweeter in bulk form in comparison with the otherartificial sweeteners. Remember when we talkedabout your sugarfree diet , and about certain types of fruit and how they varywhen it comes to glycemic index values? I found a great site withhealthy smoothierecipes that goes more into detail on the power of naturalsugars found in fruit. As an added bonus, you'll find that most ofthese smoothies contain our beloved stevia sweetener. Besure that you have all your equipment at hand before you start, andthat you are well prepared! For most candy and chocolate recipes, wesuggest you use a candythermometer to keep constant track of the subtle but crucialtemperature changes mentioned in your recipe. Now, on to our sugar free recipes! Please note that this page is undercontinuous maintenance and that new recipes are added regularly. So ifyour favorite stevia Continue reading >>

Deliciously Diabetic German Chocolate Cake

Deliciously Diabetic German Chocolate Cake

Although not a low-calorie dessert, this Deliciously Diabetic German Chocolate Cake is a very tasty sugar-free option for those who need to be watch their sugar intake. Last week we celebrated my dad’s 74th birthday! We asked him what he’d likfor his birthday and he requested 2 things…. Lunch at Cracker Barrel German Chocolate Cake Just a couple of months ago my oldest daughter made a homemade German Chocolate Cake for her (then) fiance’s birthday. My dad, who has a serious sweet tooth, tried a bite and LOVED it! So, that’s where he got the idea to request one for his birthday. Only one problem…. my dad is diabetic and our usual German Chocolate Cake has enough sugar to send him into a diabetic coma before he could finish the first piece! So, I went on a quest for a Sugar Free cake and found this one over at Sass & Pepper. I made a couple of changes but used her basic recipe. I will admit, I don’t really cook sugar-free and many of the sugar-free desserts I’ve had aren’t very good. So honestly, I wasn’t very hopeful, but I decided to give it a shot. The cake is a little time consuming, but then again, pretty much any made-from-scratch cake is. We like our German Chocolate Cake with chocolate frosting on the outside and the coconut-pecan frosting on top and between the layer. I used canned (Pillsbury) sugar-free chocolate frosting. I found a few sugar-free recipes but couldn’t find sugar-free chocolate chips at any of my local stores. Next time, I will order them online and give it a shot. The cake’s texture is more dense than regular cake and the layers thinner. On the evening of his birthday (after a huge lunch at Cracker Barrel) we stopped by my parent’s house to share his birthday cake with him. I (and the rest of my family) fully expected t Continue reading >>

Stevia Apple Cake: Diabetes Forecast

Stevia Apple Cake: Diabetes Forecast

*Or make your own blend with 1/4 cup granulated stevia (such as Stevia in the Raw) and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. This recipe also tested well with 1/2 cup Splenda Granulated, although we preferred the tender crumb that resulted from using the sugar blend. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment to fit an 8-inch-diameter cake pan. Line the pan with the parchment. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped apples and saut for about 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon and saut for 2 minutes more. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix the cake flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat the stevia-sugar blend and buttery spread. Add the eggs and mix until smooth. Add the flour mixture and yogurt alternately to the egg mixture, and mix until blended. Fold in the cooked, chopped apples. Mix well. Add the batter to the prepared cake pan, arrange the apple slices on top, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a cooling rack. Let the cake cool for about 15 to 20 minutes more. Carefully peel off the parchment paper, and invert the cake to cool completely right side up. If desired, garnish with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar. Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Desserts For Diabetics A Beginners Guide

Sugar Free Desserts For Diabetics A Beginners Guide

Sugar free and no-sugar-added desserts for diabetics can be every bit as decadently delicious as their full-sugar counterparts. One useful trick lies in learning how to work with artificial sweeteners and its easier than you think! Here are some tips thatll have you making low sugar and sugar free desserts for diabetics like a pro and theyll taste so good youll never miss the sugar. Lets start with everyones favorite, cake. Cake makes a welcome finale for most any meal and is an absolute must for many special occasions, but as we know too well, its typically made with tons of sugar. That spells bad news for our blood sugar levels, and we can certainly do without all the empty calories sugar supplies. The good news is that by cleverly using sugar substitutes and other key ingredients, cakes can make excellent sugar free desserts for diabetics, and come out so deliciously youll be proud to serve them to anyone. When youre making a sugar free cake, an excellent option is to replace the sugar with sucralose, which goes by the brand name Splenda, or Stevia In The Raw. These are great to bake with, as their sweetness is so equivalent to sugar that they can be measured the same cup-for-cup. Sucralose and Stevia In The Raw are also heat stable, meaning they retain their sweet flavor even when exposed to high baking temperatures. Aspartame sweeteners like NutraSweet and Equal loose their sweetness when exposed to these temperatures, making them a poor choice for use in cakes, which typically need to baked at around 350 degrees for periods of 20 minutes or more. Sugar tends to lend moistness and a certain amount of rise to baked goods. Since youre replacing the sugar in your cake, you also need to replace these qualities it provides. One way to easily accomplish this is to start Continue reading >>

6 Brownie Recipes For People With Diabetes

6 Brownie Recipes For People With Diabetes

Bake better brownies Consuming too much sugar is considered by some to be the ultimate marker for developing type 2 diabetes. However, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), being overweight is the more significant risk factor. But you can still bake a cake and eat it too if you have diabetes. Certain ingredients have the power to transform traditional sweets into suitable substitutes. Not only will your sweets still taste great, they may even be good for you. And portion control is the second part of the equation. A little bit of something delicious can go a long way. 1. Sugar-free brownies These sugar-free brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened with Swerve, a natural sweetener. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that small amounts of erythritol (found in the sweetener) is probably safe. The recipe also calls for protein-rich oat flour. You can make this ingredient inexpensively at home by pulsing dry rolled oats in your food processor, blender, or clean coffee bean grinder. For an extra protein and fiber kick, try adding your favorite nuts. Get the recipe from Sweet As Honey. 2. Single-serving brownie Unsweetened applesauce takes center stage in this gluten-free, grain-free, low-fat, vegan recipe. The single serving size is perfect for portion control. It’s sweetened with just a small amount of maple syrup. Plus, you can make this recipe in the microwave if you need a quick treat. Get the recipe from Southern In Law. 3. Black bean brownies Beans are one of the ADA’s top 10 diabetes superfoods, and they take center stage in this delicious recipe. The best part is that you’d never guess this dessert contains a heaping helping of black beans. The result is a fudgy treat with almost 4 grams of protein and only 12.3 net Continue reading >>

Sugar-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Sugar-free Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredients 3 points Cookies Weight Watcher Recipes About a month ago, I went to the doctor and had a visit. Found out my blood sugar levels are a bit high. Yikes! I then began to look at everything I was eating in the day. The first things I noticed were yogurt and soda. A 12 ounce can of cherry coke has 44 grams of sugar. My yogurt had 17. That is 61 g of sugar every day that I was eating. Those two foods have been eliminated from my diet. I do however like to enjoy a can of Cherry soda maybe once or twice a week still. Another food that I like to make are sweet treats. I started to do some research on Stevia and theres two or three kinds of Stevia. I bought the liquid Stevia which is way more potent than the powdered Stevia. It is also harder to figure out the measurements for that. Stevia in the Raw is wayyyyyyyyyy easier to use and on the bag it says right there what to use. 1 tsp of sugar is equivalent to 1 tsp of Stevia. Same for a cup of sugar. Use 1 cup of Stevia. I didnt want to take the time to measure out the liquid Stevia cause that was way harder. Stevia in the Raw is a bit expensive. The bag I got was $9.00. It is something new to get used to. So that is what Ive been up to lately. Trying to figure out measurements for Stevia in recipes. These peanut butter cookies are the way to start. Only 3 ingredients. Peanut butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of Stevia. Pretty simple. They take 10 minutes to make in your oven and you can have them in your mouth in no time! Continue reading >>

Baking And Cooking With Sugar Substitutes

Baking And Cooking With Sugar Substitutes

Chances are, you’ve tried one or more sugar substitutes in an effort to cut calories or control your carbohydrate intake. Maybe you use a sweetener such as sucralose (brand name Splenda) in your morning coffee, or you might reach for a can of diet soda that contains aspartame to help quench your thirst. But you might be wondering about using sugar substitutes when you cook or bake. Can you use them, and, if so, what works best? Sugar substitutes 101 Sugar substitutes, which are also called artificial sweeteners, nonnutritive sweeteners, or noncaloric sweeteners, are sweeteners that contain virtually no calories and no carbohydrate. These sweeteners are chemicals or plant-based substances that are hundreds of times sweeter than regular sugar (sucrose) and that have little or no effect on blood sugar levels. Sugar substitutes are very popular among people who have diabetes, as well as the general population. Given that a can of regular cola contains 143 calories and 40 grams of carb (all of them from sugar), it’s easy to understand why one would reach for a can of diet soda with 0 calories and 0 grams of carb. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved eight sugar substitutes. • Acesulfame-K (brand names Sunett and Sweet One) • Advantame • Aspartame (brand names Equal and Nutrasweet) • Monk fruit extract (brand names Pure Fruit, Monk Fruit in the Raw, Fruit Sweetness) • Neotame (brand name Newtame) • Saccharin (brand names Sweet’N Low and Sugar Twin) • Steviol glycosides, or rebiana (brand names PureVia, Truvia, SweetLeaf, Zing) • Sucralose (brand name Splenda) (Click here to learn more about several of these sugar substitutes.) Another class of sweeteners called sugar alcohols also are used as sugar substitutes. These sweeteners contain abo Continue reading >>

Check Out This Recipe For How To Make Sugar Free Pound Cake

Check Out This Recipe For How To Make Sugar Free Pound Cake

When you are looking to serve something traditional, it is good to know How to Make Sugar Free Pound Cake Pound cake is something that we see just about everywhere there is some kind of a dessert. Pound cake is that standard cake we have been eating for a long time. With it's buttery taste, who doesn't have a memory of eating this cake? Yet, this is the cake that reminds us of enjoying holiday desserts with loved ones or special gatherings with friends. Hence, this is a traditional cake for us. What I like about pound cake is the various ways that we can eat it. While enjoying pound cake alone is delicious, we also like to eat it with fruit . We even like to eat pound cake with ice cream rather than by itself. I have even tried pound cake with chocolate topping on it. However, you probably also have a preference for eating pound cake as well. Hey- this post has been updated>>> click here to see an EASY recipe for Sugar Free Vanilla Pound Cake that you may enjoy! Pound cake is really not a difficult cake to make Most pound cakes have five basic ingredients. Those basic ingredients include flour, butter, eggs, a flavor extract, and sugar. However, when you are making this sugar free, you are omitting the sugar. As a result, we bake this recipe using a sugar alternative as well. I like to use a bundt style cake pan.I use a springform kind of pan as it allows me to easily remove the cake from the pan . You can buy a springform style bundt cake pans on Amazon at decent prices . You could also bake this cake in a loaf style pan. The good thing about you baking this in a loaf style pans is that you can find them in various sizes. Amazon has individual sized loaf style pans that you can buy as well. The Recipe for How to Make Sugar Free Pound Cake Because pound cake is really Continue reading >>

Stevia & Diabetes

Stevia & Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may struggle finding foods to feed your sweet tooth that won’t raise your blood sugar. Stevia may be the answer you’re looking for. A variety of companies are now adding stevia as a sweetener to low-calorie or sugar-free foods and beverages that can be part of a healthy diet for diabetics. Video of the Day In 2008, the FDA labeled stevia “Generally Recognized as Safe” and approved its use as an artificial sweetener in the U.S. The American Diabetes Association agrees it is safe for diabetics to use to add sweetness to the diet without raising blood sugar. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension reports that stevia has been used safely in Paraguay for centuries. It was approved in Japan in the 1970s, and Brazil approved the use of stevia products in 1980. Stevia is currently used all over the world with China being the largest exporter. What the Science Says A study published in 2004 in the journal “Metabolism” reported that participants with type 2 diabetes had lower blood sugar levels after eating a meal supplemented with 1 gram of stevia than those who ate the same meal without stevia. In 2013, a study published in the “Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications” found that diabetic rats given diets supplemented with stevia not only had lower blood sugars, but less damage to their liver and kidneys as well. More studies are needed to determine the benefits of stevia to diabetics, but so far, the findings are promising. It Does a Body Good Because stevia is a plant, it contains a variety of vitamins and minerals including chromium and magnesium. Chromium helps maintain normal glucose metabolism and chromium deficiency has been associated with impaired glucose intolerance, although most diabetics are not deficient in chrom Continue reading >>

18 Soul Satisfying Diabetic-friendly Desserts

18 Soul Satisfying Diabetic-friendly Desserts

If you’re looking for diabetic desserts you’ve come to the right place. All of these desserts deliver massive satisfaction, but won’t send your blood sugar soaring. Just be sure to keep portion sizes to a reasonable amount. 1. Salted Peanut Caramel Clusters You won’t feel like you’re eating a diabetic dessert with these caramel clusters. That’s because they’re using erythritol as the sweetener, providing plenty of sugary taste without the resultant spike to your blood sugar levels. Peanuts, chocolate, cream and vanilla combine to make these a do-it-yourself answer to all of those store bought goodies that definitely don’t keep diabetics in mind. Carolyn does a great job of making these easy to make, but at the same time they come out looking like a fancy dessert or sweet snack. They’re perfect as a crunchy after dinner finish, or as a game time treat. Photo: Sweet Peas Kitchen 2. Nanaimo Bar Tart If you’re familiar with the Canadian Nanaimo bar, you’ve probably been looking for a way to make it so that it conforms to diabetic standards. Well search no more because here’s that delicious bar that keeps things diabetic-friendly, and just like the original there’s no baking required. This makes it a great dessert option for hot summer days when you just don’t feel like turning the oven on. The use of unsweetened and sugar-free items keeps this one off your diabetic radar, and means you can enjoy the taste without worrying about compromising your health. 3. Strawberry Mousse Cake Dive into this decadent strawberry mousse cake and you’ll start to wonder if you really do have diabetes. It’s the sort of cake you remember from before, but might have written off as something you just can’t have anymore. But this is a tried and true diabetes-frien Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Cookie Recipes For Diabetics A Beginners Guide

Sugar Free Cookie Recipes For Diabetics A Beginners Guide

You made these cookies yourself? Theyre so good! Its a phrase all bakers love to hear. The simple act of baking cookies is an easy way to spread warmth and joy to just about anyone, and seeing faces light up when you share your delicious homemade creations is surely one of lifes greatest pleasures. Ironically, the only thing thats not so sweet about homemade cookies is the sugar. It adds a lot of empty calories to traditional baked goods, which frankly isnt in most of our best interests, whether were diabetic or not. When we share our homemade cookies, we want it to be a healthy experience for the body as well as the soul. Fortunately, there are excellent sugar substitutes out there which are very easy to bake with and which make cookies taste just as wonderfully sweet as ever. When preparing sugar free cookies for diabetics, your first priority is to eliminate as much of the sugar as you can from the recipe. But what to replace it with? One of the best options is sucralose, because its heat-stable, meaning it doesnt lose sweetness when exposed to high baking temperatures. Interestingly, sucralose is made from sugar, but is not metabolized by the body like sugar is, which makes it a good choice in sugar free cookie recipes for diabetics. Its available at a reasonable price in almost all supermarkets, in both store brands and under the brand label Splenda. Another great choice is Stevia In The Raw (SITR), a stevia and maltodexterin blend. It has virtually no impact on blood sugar levels, is also heat stable and measures cup-for-cup like sugar, and is widely available. Pure stevia is a bit harder to find in your average grocery store, and is so much sweeter than sugar that its impossible to substitute cup-for-cup. There are a few differences in the ways sugar and non-sug Continue reading >>

Steviva Brands Sweeteners | No Added Sugar Diabetic Safe Low Carb Pecan Pie

Steviva Brands Sweeteners | No Added Sugar Diabetic Safe Low Carb Pecan Pie

No Added Sugar Diabetic Safe Low Carb Pecan Pie No Added Sugar Diabetic Safe Low Carb Pecan Pie Growing up, the holidays always meant mom's pecan pie. And let me tell you my mom used to make the most amazing pecan pie. Just thinking about it moves me and brings a feeling of a warm blanket and a big hug. The only hitch with pecan pie is the calories and the sugar. Pecan pie contains so much sugar it could likely bring on a diabetic coma. Check this out... one slice of pecan pie has over 450 calories, over 65 carbs and over 32 grams of sugar. Wow! That's more than an entire meal. Last week we came out with our NEW Nectevia stevia fortified agave nectar. I have been getting scads of requests to start posting recipes and I thought why not start with my favorite pecan pie. But check this out, I have taken the calories down to 225, the carbs to 11.3 and the sugars all the way down to 4.4! Prep Time1 hrCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr45 mins 1 Pre-made crust of choice or you can make your own using ground pecans, butter and a dash of salt. Sugar free whipped cream or vanilla ice cream made with NEW Nectevia, Steviva Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Preheat oven to 350F with a baking sheet on middle rack. Par bake your pre made pie crust for 10 minutes. If making your own; put two cups of pecans, 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a food processor. Mix until well blended. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim edge, leaving a 1/4-inch overhang. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add Steviva Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder with molasses, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in Nectevia, vanilla, zest, and salt. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in Nectevia mixtu Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Desserts Using Stevia Sweetener

Sugar Free Desserts Using Stevia Sweetener

Sugar Free Desserts Using Stevia Sweetener Sometimes its hard to find diabetic desserts. Convert dessert recipes into sugar free desserts with Stevia sweetener, a natural sugar substitute. Diabetics and hypoglycemics are always looking for sugar free desserts. And sometimes its hard to find diabetic dessert recipes, especially vegetarian, vegan or gluten free. But more and more people, especially vegetarians, are becoming conscious of the unhealthy effects of processed sugar and lookinginto natural sweeteners. As you move into a vegetarian diet, and your body becomes healthier, you are more sensitive to foods that dont promote good health and sugar is right up there at the top of the list! When I first went vegetarian, I discovered that my cholesterol level had jumped up (probably from all the cheese I was eating) and my pancreas was aching from too much sugar. I went off sugar for three years and was able to curb the hypoglycemia for many years to come with just an occasional sugar treat. Recently I found out the hard way how sensitive I am to sugar. I had a birthday cake and because so many of my guests were off sugar, I ended up with a lot of cake. So I had one piece of it every day for a week. And at the end of the week I came down with a cold. I could see how the sugar intake weakened my immune system to a point where I was more susceptible toillness (I hardly ever get sick). But from time to time I still get those intense sugar cravings and I have found a way to satisfy them without resorting to refined sugar. I make sugar free desserts with an herb called stevia , which isa natural sweetener. It has taken some time to find recipes that are easy to adapt but where theres a will theres a way! Andstevia ismuchhealthier than the artificial chemical sweeteners that t Continue reading >>

No Bake Sugar- Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse Pie {diabetic Friendly}

No Bake Sugar- Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse Pie {diabetic Friendly}

This Peanut Butter cheesecake pie is made without sugar, low in carbs, gluten free with a chocolaty crust and needs no baking at all! It is the most perfect summer treat for all your parties! When you hear no bake in a recipe does it make you excited? I’m all about less heating up the kitchen in the warmer months so my mission has been to create luscious no bake recipes lately. This peanut butter pie has been something on my mind for a long time. Every since I made my no bake raspberry cheesecake mousse and before that my pumpkin cheesecake mousse, and a mint chocolate cheesecake mousse, I knew a peanut butter one was a must have for the summer. I made this specifically when I knew I was having guests for a party, because quite honestly having this incredible pie around for too long in my house would have been too much of a temptation. So I waited……. If you saw my recent recipe of Sparkling Basil Lemonade and an Ava Party then you know why everyone was coming over. If not you can check it over now and come back here for the review from my friends about this pie! The lovely friends who joined me for the Ava Anderson party were my guinea pigs and all tried a piece to offer their opinions. I love honest opinions, but I was pretty confident this pie was gonna rock their world. Many who attended are not accustomed to eating sugar-free desserts so I knew it had to be good to prove to them desserts without sugar can be just as delicious. I mean seriously, does it look any different or less delicious knowing it’s made sugar free? I think not! The chocolate syrup is a fantastic creation that can be made for any dessert or over ice cream or served to dip with fresh fruit. I made more than needed for the pie so it’s not included in the recipe nutrition info because I’m Continue reading >>

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