Many people list the Fourth of July as one of their favorite holidays, not only because it’s an American holiday that commemorates the day the United States came into existence, but also because it usually includes grilling and eating wonderful foods in the great outdoors. Quarantine makes us to be at home a lot, a family style barbecue feast doesn’t need to be only in Fourth of July. It can be literally for every weekend. But during our joyful family barbecue time, it’s easy to consume more food … and more calories … than intended.
To help reduce some of the sugar and calories in your barbecue feast, and all your other family dining, SweetLeaf offers a delicious Broccoli Slaw as a side dish that everyone will love and that will be a part of meals all year long.
This easy-to-make and tasty slaw serves 6, and by replacing sugar with SweetLeaf you can save over 64 calories per serving.
1 12-16 oz. bag shredded broccoli slaw, or 1 large bunch broccoli
1/4 cup low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt
1/8 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 8 oz. can low-sodium, sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup medium red onion, finely diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
- If using whole broccoli, trim about 3-inches off the stems. Chop the rest into 1/4-inch pieces.
Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, SteviaClear® Sweet Drops, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add water chestnuts, onion, and broccoli; toss to coat. Chill until serving time.
(Carbs: 7 grams; Sugars: 2 grams; Calories: 53 per serving)
Don’t forget to make “Barbecue style” drinks to pair with your amazing meals!
This cocktail skips the added sugar and lets you enjoy a traditional Cuban highball with a fruity twist.
- 2 large squeezes SweetLeaf® Lemon Lime Water Drops®
- 3 limes
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen
- 20 mint leaves
- 2 cups soda water
- 1 cup ice
- 2 oz. white rum
- Cut two limes in half and squeeze the juice of each lime into two separate glasses.
- Slice the third lime into thinly sliced wheels and set aside. Add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 10 mint leaves, 1 large squeeze of Water Drops, and 1 oz. rum to each glass.
- Take a muddler and muddle the ingredients until the blueberries are fully squished. Top with 1/2 cup ice per glass and then pour in the soda water mixture. Garnish with sliced limes and an extra sprig of mint.
Using plant-based SweetLeaf instead of sugar in foods, beverages, and recipes, is a delightfully delicious way to reduce sugar, calories, and carbs in just about everything! Substituting any SweetLeaf product for sugar couldn’t be easier if you use the interactive, online Conversion Calculator, or the printable Conversion Chart.
SweetLeaf products are available online at Shop.SweetLeaf.com, or at your favorite health food stores, natural groceries, supermarkets, and online retailers.
About WISDOM NATURAL BRANDS®, maker of SweetLeaf Sweeteners
Wisdom Natural Brands®, based in Gilbert, Ariz., has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer with its plant-based SweetLeaf® Sweeteners brand for 38 years. SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand winning 36 awards for taste and innovation.
weetLeaf Organic Monk Fruit is a 1:1 sugar replacement and available in granular, squeezable, and liquid drops, totalling 18 products. SweetLeaf Sweeteners have zero calories, no sugars, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf Stevia is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets and shaker jars (organic or natural) for easy home use. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops® add flavor without calories, no sugars, or artificial sweeteners to foods, beverages, and recipes. Organic Sweet Drops are available in three popular flavors: English Toffee, Vanilla Crème, and SteviaClear®. SweetLeaf Stevia Water Drops® add delicious flavor to still or sparkling water.
New Better than Sugar!® powdered and granular, natural and organic, is a sugar replacement measuring cup-for-cup like sugar—without any of the calories or carbs and no sugar.
SweetLeaf Sugar-Free Stevia Syrup, in three popular flavors, brings the incredible sweetness of stevia and monk fruit, with only 70 calories per serving. Wisdom introduced herbal blends made from Yerba Maté through its Wisdom of the Ancients® brand, one of the most respected herbal lines in the natural industry. Wisdom of the Ancients herbal blends are available in bags and loose leaves and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. And new no-sugar, zero-calorie Yerba Maté Energy Shots, available in regular and orange flavors, provide energy with 200 nutrients and 100% naturally occurring caffeine.
SweetLeaf Sweeteners and Wisdom of the Ancients’ products are available at: Shop.SweetLeaf.com, health food stores, natural groceries, supermarkets, and online retailers.