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Sweet Success Part One

Whether you’re baking brownies for the band booster or a pumpkin pie for the family, baking doesn’t have to be all bad. We know that desserts have a lot of calories, but the fattening part might not be what you think. In the latter part of the 20th century, many Americans thought that eating fat caused us to become fat. Fat does have more calories per bite than other energy sources. But, due to the ability of sugar to raise your blood sugar, it’s actually the carbohydrates (sugars) that cause weight gain. This is the premise behind the low carb diet. So instead of making a low-fat dessert loaded with sugar, opt for the lower-guilt foods that don’t have sugar. Here are two simple ways to do just that. See my next blog for the answer.

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