No sooner had the last vestige of the Halloween candy left our house when my kids turned their sites on the holidays ahead. This weekend my daughter pulled out a calendar and wrung a firm commitment from me on exactly when we'd be baking Thanksgiving pies + Christmas cookie, as well as precisely what kinds of holiday goodness we’d be whipping up, baking and frosting. As a mom, I loved it-after all, I adore baking and I believe in using in real sugar when I do. Still, by the conversation’s end I could almost feel the surge of a sugar headache, and I think my pancreas went into a bit of a preemptive strike.
With that in mind, here are 3 topics I recently blogged about on the Dr. Oz Blog to provide you with healthy holiday baking tips: I’ve shared some straight talk on how to decipher the sticky business of “sugar free” labels (it’s not as easy as one would think), 4 incredibly delicious and healthy flours to add to your holiday pantry now, as well as the latest research around artificial sweeteners-which offers yet another reason why you shouldn’t reach for them in any form no matter what time of year it is.
On the Dr. Oz Blog: Healthy Holiday Baking Tips
What are your favorite holiday treats that are made from clean ingredients and minimally processed whole foods? I’d love to hear from you!