It’s a new year and many of us are working on developing healthier habits. Eating healthier, exercise, and meditation are the first things that come to mind. For me, developing healthier habits starts in my kitchen. I’m not big on exercise. PLEASE, don’t tell my doctor! I walk but let’s not focus on this. I haven’t figured out the art of meditation. So like I said, for me, it starts in the kitchen. That being said, there are certain things that I am not willing to eliminate from my diet and sugar is one of them.
In addition to enjoying sugar in my cereal and on top of strawberries for an evening snack, I also really love to bake. It doesn’t hurt that I have a five-year-old that is suddenly into everything baking and I plan on capitalizing on this one-on-one, mommy daughter time as long as I can. Seriously, she is absolutely adorable … you wouldn’t be able to say no to her either! I have also noticed that more recently, my June Cleaver tendencies are increasing. You know, cleaning the house, making a full meal including dessert, and all that other happy crap that she does. 😉
Anyway … just because I have decided not to banish sugar from our home doesn’t mean that I can’t make better choices for our family.
Enter Xylitol Sweetener.
Morning Pep’s 100% Natural USA Birch Xylitol is an all natural, sugar free sweetener that looks AND tastes just like sugar. If you have ever tried alternatives that are “less than,” then you know exactly what I am talking about. You use the alternative in a cake thinking it won’t make a difference when mixed with the other ingredients and you end up throwing away ¾ of the cake. Yeah, you know what I am talking about! With Xylitol, you add it to your cereal, fruit, cake, etc… and it is just like using regular sugar.
To keep things simple, Xylitol replaces sugar in equal measurements. As an added bonus, it contains 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbohydrates than table sugar. Again, a new year with healthier choices does not mean you have to eliminate everything … just make changes! Life is all about variety and choice.
ABOUT MORNING PEP’S XYLITOL
- Kosher and Free of GMO, Corn, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, and Dairy
- Encouraged by nutritionists as a great alternative for diabetics and weight-conscious individuals
- Low glycemic index; helps reduce the risk of tooth decay! Common sugar has a glycemic index of 85-100 and Xylitol is only 7.
I am thrilled that I have been able to introduce my family to a product that is a healthier choice without sacrificing taste. We use Xylitol in our cereal, while baking, on top of fruit … you name it and if “sugar” is a common addition, we use it. So is this product right for you?
There is only one way to see if Xylitol is right for your family, you have to try it! Luckily, Morning Pep offers their product in 1 LB, 2.5 LB, and 5 LB bags to suit every family’s needs.
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