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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,227
2/1/09 11:07 A

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You're welcome.
Let me do some reseasrch on natural sweeteners.
What comes to mind now is unsweeten applesauce, dates, honey... I'm sure they're many more...
It's also how we train our palate (or husbands and us...smile...) I try now to reduce very gradually the Splenda and we do get used to less sweeteness already.
We can almost eat now our ff plain yogurt with bluberries without any Splenda. We're getting there, slowly and surely. I'm trying to enjoy tasting the natural SUGAR in fruits, etc... It's not an easy process after using so many years so much white sugar.

Does it make sense ot not?

Here's some information on natural sugars


www.care2.com/greenliving/directory-
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CHRISMILLER2 Posts: 309
2/1/09 10:46 A

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thanks mimi i was thinking the same thing stervia i was going to HEB today to get some. Have you ever had no-bake cookies? my man loves them and when i make them it's hard not to eat one they call for 2 cups of white sugar and i was wondering if you ever made them if you might know how to use the other sweetner so they will be healthier and i won't fall off.

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2/1/09 10:35 A

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This is probably a very old recipe so it did include the exchanges (and that's why the points were not included).
I agree with you. It would have been nice to have also exchanges in all WW cookbooks.
I like diebetic cookbooks (and have many of them) because they include BOTH nutrition information and exchanges and their recipes are very healthy too and usully easy to make.
I was thinking of you when I posted this recipe with the exchanges.
I'm tempeted to follow exchanges too, but without exchanges infromation in the newest WW cookbooks, it's hard to do. Is it? I'm also "addicted" to counting my points daily and like doing it.


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2/1/09 10:23 A

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Mimi: Did you note the exchanges or did WW actually list them on a recipe? I haven't seen exchanges there since the full switch to points. I even wrote and asked it they would add exchanges back in for the benefit of the many diabetic members. I was told that WW doesn't support a diabetic diet explicitly, that it is up to the diabetic's medical personnel to fix a diet.

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,227
2/1/09 9:54 A

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I didn't measure the Splenda.
I just add a little and taste it....smile... and adds more if necessary, to our taste.
It depends if you really want a very sweet cookie or not, I think...
The original recipe doesn't add any Splenda at all.
That will be my goal. To rely on the sweetness of the healthy ingredients. I'm trying to reduce my Splenda use.
Actually, I think that using Steiva will be healthier...

I hope it helps

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2/1/09 9:48 A

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How much splenda? and thanks for the recipe i want to make it today,my husband to be loves cookies and that would be great for him(he is getting that husband belly already if you know what i mean LOL)

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2/1/09 9:33 A

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I saw this recipe on WW.com and I've made it yesterday. Yummy! We loved it!!!

Notes!

1. It's a very healthy cookie because it uses healthy ingredients from 5 DIFFERENT FOOD GROUPS.
2. I baked it for exactly 8 minutes.
3. I added a little Splenda (or try Stevia), for a sweeter taste.
4. Great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
5. I prepared everything while the oven was pre- heating.
6. I think it's about 4-5 points, but not sure... I'll figure it out next time I make it.7.
Next time, I'll make more cookies and freeze them individually.

BIG COOKIE

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Dry Oatmeal (I used old fasion oatmeal)
2 tabelspoons Chunkey peanut butter (I used reduced fat peanut butter)
1/3 cup Nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 Banana; mashed (add sweet. I added a Splenda (or try Stevia) for a sweeter taste)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 TBS. Raisins
3 tablespoons Water

Instructions

Combine all.
Divide into 2 cookies on a spryed baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F, for 5-8 minutes.
Do not over-bake.
This make 2 cookies.
Let cool before eating.

Exchanges:

1 cookie = 1 bread, 1/2 milk, 1 protein, 1 fat and 1 fruit.



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