what do u use for sugar substitubes?

katch
By katch Latest Reply 2013-01-21 13:28:20 -0600
Started 2012-08-22 12:15:16 -0500

Seems like the ones I tried either have some problem or bad side effects. What Have u found that works and u really like?


9 replies

mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-09-27 02:51:32 -0500 Report

My husband and I use Splenda packets for our coffee etc and there is a loose version to be used in cooking. You can get the generic form in the yellow bag and box at Walmart. When we make brewed tea, we use 1/2 Splenda and half real sugar.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-09-03 17:21:22 -0500 Report

Splenda is my substitute of choice. It works well in drinks, pies, puddings/custards and cakes (although they don't rise quite as high)…most cookie recipes need a bit of real sugar if you don't want to end up with doughy little balls…the melting sugar is what makes them spread and crisp. For cookies, I might use Splenda for 3/4 of the sugar called for in the recipe and use actual sugar for the rest…depending on the type of cookie, you may need to adjust the ratio…probably more than you were asking though.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-09-03 16:57:39 -0500 Report

My personal favorite is Splenda. I don't have any problems with it. Except when I try to make certain things with it. Something with coco in it, to me, just doesn't tast good at all with Splenda in it. I also have discovered that agave doesn't cause much if any spike at all for me.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-08-22 21:30:45 -0500 Report

I really like Truvia. It is not as pure as Sweet Leaf (stevia) but it is friendlier to work with in recipes. I am learning to grow my own stevia, but that has to be steeped to bring out the sweet. So I am still working on that. My second one that I use are raw or natural unrfined sugars.

katch
katch 2012-08-22 23:55:53 -0500 Report

right now I don't use any, I use regular sugar. But very little! In the past when I was prediet. I tried several but it was to expensive, and still is. So I don't bake or anything anymore. I use less than a half a cup in a gallon of tea, and a teaspoon in my oats. I don't know if I will ever be able to go with unsweet tea!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-08-23 19:33:02 -0500 Report

I drink unsweet tea all the time except when it's hot. That I prefer with a bit more comfort. For quenching my thirst though, nothing is like unsweet iced tea. Love it.

WINHEALTH
WINHEALTH 2012-09-22 13:22:46 -0500 Report

I am very happy to ask you , You have any list of Low GI, low Fat, High fibre, foods ? which I can select some for my taste ? I am South Indian Living in Dubai, UAE

daddy312
daddy312 2012-08-23 22:21:36 -0500 Report

I've gotten really used to drinking unsweetend tea with just a little lemon juice, but with a cup of coffee in the morning I use 1 packet of sweet-n-low and throughout the day I drink only water.

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2013-01-21 13:28:20 -0600 Report

I'm strictly a coffee drinker. Started drinking coffee on my great grandmas lap. the best coffee a little 6 year old could have had. I drink ID sugar free in the coffee. Welcome to the connection.

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