I have to admit that when I heard about snack recipes which featured no sugar I was a little sceptical about how the end product would taste. After all, sugar makes the world go around, or so you might think after spending most of you life scarfing down an endless supply of snack types made with processed sugar.
But there is an alternative to the use of sugar in snacks. At least, this is what Carolyn Hansen says in her book 100 Healthy Raw Snacks And Treats,. Nature has come up with some nifty alternatives that are actually quite healthy for us, and which can be used to impart all the sweetness you might otherwise miss in the absense of a dose of sugar.
Dates turn out to be a good way to naturally sweeten the recipes for snacks and treats that appear in Carolyn’s book. Another alternative that most of us are familiar with is honey. Less known is agave nectar, which is also an excellent natural sweetener that appears in many of Carolyn’s recipes, including those for tempting cheescake delights that you can eat without the least pang of guilt. Yes, that recipe for a pink Strawberry Fields Forever cheesecake concoction is sure to become one of your favorites.
All done without sugar. Even without flour or butter. After all, who needs high-cholestrol butter in their diet when almond butter and coconut butter can be used instead?
Go check out Carolyn’s site now and tell me that those images of the Strawberry Fields Forever cheesecake and the Carob Fudge don’t make your mouth water. The great thing about these recipes is that they are not just put together with ingredients that are good for you, but they are easy to make AND they do not require any cooking on your part. If you know how to use a blender, Carolyn says, you can easily follow her directions and churn out a plate full of yum yums in no time.
If this whole idea sounds like a treat to you (hee hee) then here’s where you can go to find out more about how to add 100 Healthy Raw Snacks And Treats, to your diet. Trust me, if you like to eat, this is something that is worth your time – especially if you would not mind losing a few pounds by eating stuff that tastes like it was designed to put on the pounds, not take them off.