Luckily, sunshine is in full effect today, which is making this Monday much more tolerable. After a weekend of eating mac and cheese, ice cream and other goodies, I was ready to start the week on a healthier foot.
I picked up a few yogurts this week and happened to come across Stonyfield Cherry Vanilla. This really is one of the best flavors I’ve had in awhile. I know some people are iffy about cherry flavored things, but I just love them. I poured it in a bowl and topped it with some granola and dried cranberries. And voila! Breakfast was served.
Remember this cheesecake I made for Easter?
Recently, Matt from Xylitol USA contacted me about trying Xylitol for the first time. I was so excited because I tend to use sugar substitutes, but I’d love to use something that’s got a funky list of ingredients and looks and tastes more like actual sugar. Xylitol is definitely it!
A little bit more about Xylitol:
“Xylitol is an all natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar. Xylitol is naturally occuring in many fruits and vegetables. Once extracted and processed it yields a white, crystalline granule that can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. It’s good for your teeth, stabilizes insulin and hormone levels, promotes good health and has none of the negative side effects of white sugar or artificial sweeteners. It contains only 2.4 calories per gram and is slowly absorbed as a complex carbohydrate.”
I subbed Xyla for the same amount of regular sugar called for in the recipe, which is another plus of this product. Nothing’s more annoying than trying to figure out how to substitute measurements for a different ingredient! I couldn’t even tell the difference in the cheesecake. I’ve been using it in my coffee and tea in the morning and loving it.
So…do you guys want some sweet stuff to try for yourself?
Three lucky people will win their own bag of Xylitol. Just leave a comment and I’ll randomly select someone on Friday, May 13th. Good luck!