So you’re sweet enough, right? Never. I’ve always disliked the idea that eating more sugar makes you sweeter, because I LOVE sugar! Obviously, I’m not sweet enough.
Needless to say, we eat a lot of sugar. Americans have steadily increased our sugar consumptions year after year. We’ve actually found different ways to squeeze in more sugar than most recognize. We’re not talking about natural sugar found in foods like fruits and vegetables. We’re talking about added sugar.
I know we generally forget about health and overindulge during the holidays, but before we dive in on Thursday, take one quick look at your holiday menu. Does every menu item contain added sugar?
Turkey or ham – honey or maple
Sweet potatoes – brown sugar, table sugar, honey
Sweet Corn – table sugar
Sweet Bread – table sugar or glazed with honey
Cranberry Sauce – table sugar
Fruit Salad – JELLO or pudding mix
Dessert – need I say more?
Just consider the natural sweetness of the foods mentioned above, before adding sugar. Sweet potatoes, corn and fruit are naturally sweet. They don’t always need added sugar. If you’re following a family favorite, gradually add the sugar. Always have a few test tasters present. I bet you don’t need ALL of it! After all, you’re sweet enough!
To YOUR Taste!