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Low sugar recipe of the week

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Do you want to reduce your sugar intake but don't know how? Here are some recipes that use natural sugars and in small quantities.

Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to stop eating dessert. This recipe is one of my favourite desserts. It reminds me of my childhood when my sisters and I would make some traditional apple crisp, except the attached recipe is healthier.

My recipe is called Dark Cherry Almond Crisp but you can use pretty much any fruit you like - so far, I've made it with cherries, apples, blueberries and mango. You can also substitute the slivered almonds with your preferred nut. I prefer walnuts because of the Omega 3 essential fat that it provides. Although I consider this recipe low sugar, it's not low enough to be eaten if you're on a Candida diet. It uses maple syrup (my favourite sweetener) and coconut sugar that contribute nutrients, as opposed to conventional sugars that use nutrients without contributing any (so kind of puts you in a nutrient deficit).

This recipe is gluten-free but not dairy-free as it has butter in the topping. I haven't tried making it with melted coconut oil but I see that as a challenge. I found this crisp recipe in a vegetarian cookbook called "Love Real Food" by Kathryne Taylor (of Cookie and Kate). I'm not vegetarian but I like to eat meatless meals on a regular basis and it has many wonderful recipes. Enjoy!

Dark Cherry Almond Crisp
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