I have to admit that when I originally heard about healthy snack recipes made without sugar I was a little skeptical about how the snacks would taste.
After all, sugar makes the world go around for so many people, or so you might think when you see how much candy, cakes, cookies, bars etc are on sale in supermarkets.
And it’s not only sweet things that contain sugar. It’s in almost everything. Manufacturers seem to think that everyone likes their savory food and meals to taste sweet.
We have known for a long time that these products are not good for us. Sugar is the enemy because too much of it has been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high triglyceride levels, obesity, inflammation, high blood pressure and cancer.
Natural alternative to sugar
Fortunately Nature has come up with some sweet alternatives that are actually quite healthy for us which can be used to impart all the sweetness in recipes in place of refined and other sugars.
Dates, turn out to be a good way to naturally sweeten snack recipes and treats and they are what Carolyn Hansen uses in her recipe book of 100 Healthy Raw Snacks And Treats.
Dates are a staple food in the Middle East where they are eaten for their disease prevention and health benefits. They are quite high in fiber and contain a number of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and have some anti-bacterial properties.
Another alternative that most of us are familiar with is raw honey. Raw honey contains many phytonutrients which give it its antioxidant antibacterial and antifungal properties. These properties are destroyed when honey is pasteurized as the honey sold in supermarkets is.
Less known maybe is agave nectar, which is a natural sweetener with a low glycemic index that appears in many of Carolyn’s recipes including those tempting cheesecake delights that you can eat without the least pang of guilt.
Yes, that recipe for a pink Strawberry Fields Forever cheesecake concoction is sure to become one of your favorites.
Easy to make and no bake
The great thing about these recipes is that they are not just put together with ingredients that are good for you, but they are easy to make AND they do not require any cooking on your part.
If you have a good blender, Carolyn says you can easily follow her directions and churn out a plate full of delicious healthy snacks in no time.
So, if you want to get your hands on recipes for snacks and treats that you will not need to feel guilty about eating the next time you have a craving for something delicious, be sure to check out Carolyn Hansen’s book 100 Healthy Raw Snacks And Treats.
In it she shows you how to take control of your blender and churn out mouth-watering snacks that will have the kids in your neighborhood lined up around the block for a sample.
Eat healthy treats and lose weight!
So if you get a case of the munchies and you know your willpower will not be enough to ensure that you don’t reach for the cookie jar or the potato chips when no one else is looking then the sooner you get making these delicious healthy treats the better.
Trust me, if you like to eat, this is something that is worth your time – especially if you would not mind losing some weight by eating treats that tastes like they were designed to put on the pounds, not take them off!
So, go check out Carolyn’s site now and tell me that those images of the Strawberry Fields Forever cheesecake and the Carob Fudge don’t make your mouth water!
Don’t forget that you don’t even need a stove to prepare these healthy snack recipes. They are all no cook made from natural ingredients that can go straight to your mouth! Click here to get the recipe book now!