Reduce or eliminate hidden and added sugars with SweetLeaf Stevia
Replacing sugar with SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener in holiday food preparation can reduce or eliminate added or hidden dietary sugars in a delicious way. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), reducing added sugar lowers your risk of several life-threatening diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and dental cavities in children.
To combat these issues, AHA recommends limiting women and children (ages 2-19) to no more than 24 grams/6 teaspoons of added sugar per day and limiting men to 36 grams/9 teaspoons or less per day. SweetLeaf provides an alternative to sugar, without sacrificing any delicious sweet flavor.
SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener has no sugar, zero calories or carbs, no artificial ingredients, and is gluten-free with a non-glycemic response. From SweetLeaf’s natural and organic packets, to fruit-flavored Water Drops™ for a yummy upgrade to still or sparkling water, to the delicious flavors of Sweet Drops™ in everyday beverages and foods, the SweetLeaf family of products adds award-winning taste without the negative health effects of added and hidden dietary sugars.
Use SweetLeaf’s Low-Sugar Apple Pie recipe, with only 7 grams of sugar per serving, to make a classic holiday dessert friends and family will love. Compare this recipe to a popular brand of frozen apple pie, containing 21 grams of sugar per serving, and the low-sugar, delicious choice is clear.
SweetLeaf® Low-Sugar Apple Pie
- 10 packets SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
- Pastry dough for 9-inch, 2-crust pie
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 3 to 4 large, firm, tart apples
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 egg, beaten for brushing pie
Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Line a 9-inch pie pan with half the pastry dough. Mix the SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch in a bowl. Add apples and coat them well. Pour in the apple cider. Stir to combine. Pour the apple mixture into the pie pan lined with pastry dough and dot with butter.
Roll out the top crust and drape it over the pie, or lattice weave strips of dough over the top. Brush the latticed dough with egg and dust with cinnamon. Crimp the edges and cut several vents in the top. Bake 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees F. Bake 30-40 minutes more, or until the apples are tender when pierced with a skewer and the crust is browned.
Visit SweetLeaf.com to view nutrition facts for this recipe, and find additional sweet and savory holiday recipes. With SweetLeaf, it’s possible to Indulge this holiday season without consuming unwanted added or hidden sugar.
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About WISDOM NATURAL BRANDS®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. For 35 years now, Wisdom has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer. SweetLeaf is the stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, a non-glycemic response, no sugars, and no artificial ingredients. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, shaker jars for easy home use, and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs®, dissolvable tablets, for on-the-go use. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35- and 70-count packet boxes and a shaker jar. SweetLeaf SugarLeaf® bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking with 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf 2-oz Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor, without calories, carbohydrates, or artificial ingredients, to foods and beverages. SweetLeaf Water Drops™ add delicious flavor to still or sparkling water.
Additionally, Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and loose tea and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or in grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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