Life without dessert? Unthinkable. These recipes for coconut chiffon cake, strawberry cream cheese fool, ’breakfast cookies’ and cherry-walnut granola deliver all the flavor but much less sugar. You won’t miss it.
WHAT’S A SWEET tooth to do? Sugar has become the new demonized ingredient du jour. And while I’m as interested in healthy(ish) eating as the next person, for me, dessert is not negotiable.
Millions of Americans are striving to cut back on sugar. In January, for the first time, the new federal dietary guidelines set a limit for added sugars—those added to foods or drinks when they’re processed or prepared, as opposed to the naturally occurring sugars in, say, fruits and dairy products—and recommended they make up no more than 10% of daily calories. A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted soon after the new rules were announced revealed that 58% of Americans try to limit the amount of sugar they consume—a greater number than those who shun calories, sodium, fat, cholesterol or carbohydrates.
To meet the federal target, the average American needs to trim sugar intake by about a third. The game is on to figure out how to bake delicious sweets with less sugar…Read More On WSJ