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Summer means activities with friends, family and lots of kids looking to have fun. The activities often include things like swimming, bicycling and being more active than perhaps we are during the rest of the year. That’s why I decided to host a get together with a few of my friends and their kids to help prepare for the busy summer ahead.
Our get together was geared around doing a physical activity and learning about how to make smarter choices when it comes to the ingredients we use in recipes. Being a huge pet lover and owning more pets than I can possibly walk alone at one time, I decided that would be our activity of choice. Walking pets daily is not only a fun way to bond with our animals, it is also a great way to get the exercise our bodies need. Of course, after a long walk exploring the neighborhood with our furry friends, our bodies need to be refueled. This is where making smarter recipe choices comes into play.
After participating in a healthy activity like walking or biking, coming home to eat something loaded with sugars or fats isn’t the choice I want to make. I looked on the SWEET SWAPS website for simple recipes that I could incorporate into my lifestyle without having to give up flavors I love. One I found that I thought would be perfect for after our family/friend event was French Toast Rolls.
French Toast Rolls have ingredients like SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Flavors for Coffee Hazelnut, cocoa powder and Neufchatel cheese. What’s not to love? The SWEET SWAPS website is full of different recipes that swap out full sugar for the sweet taste of SPLENDA Sweetener products. By swapping just one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener Granulated, you can save more than 600 calories. I love the idea of being able to save myself and my family/friends that many calories when I’m the one in charge of cooking.
Before the guests left our home, we went to the SWEET SWAPS site and everyone picked out a few of their favorite recipes to print before leaving. So how about you guys? Visit the SWEET SWAPS website and share a few of your favorite recipes with me in the comments.
Here’s to making SWEET SWAPS this summer!