3 Sweet Alternatives to Lower Your Sugar Intake

HOSTESS
HOSTESS

I love sweet treats, but as a dietitian I'm always thinking about choices. So for instance, I could have a giant cookie OR a cup of avocado slices. Which one would keep me fuller for longer? You can guess the answer! I investigated all sorts of sweets this week, including the new Deep Fried Twinkies from Hostess, plus alternative ways to sweeten my food without using sugar.

Hostess Debuts Deep Fried Twinkies

Twinkies are one of America's favorite indulgences. And there's a new version in town, the Deep Fried Twinkie. I chatted with the Associated Press this week about what you should know about this new treat, nutritionally speaking, and how long it would take you to burn off eating it! Watch the video here, and read the story here.

 

 

AMY GORIN
AMY GORIN

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Wild Blueberry & Pistachio No-Bake Brie

We're still in the heat of summer, so I've been trying to make recipes that don't heat up the kitchen! This no-bake brie is ready in minutes, plus it has delicious and healthy toppings. 
(And try more of my healthy recipes!)

 

AMY GORIN
AMY GORIN

3 Sweet Alternatives to Lower Your Sugar Intake

We eat soooo much sugar in America, so any way to decrease sugar intake is helpful! In my latest article for Yoga Journal (check out the August issue, on newsstands now), I share surprising ways to sweeten your food but that don't add sugar.

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What healthy activities do you do over the weekend? Leave your comments here!

 

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.