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Low sugar recipe of the week

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. Every once in a while, I have a craving for chocolate. I'm human! ...plus cocoa has great antioxidants - it gets a bad reputation because of all the sugar added to the store-bought kind.


I figure if I'm going to indulge, I'm going to make it as healthy as possible. This brownie recipe includes some almond butter for healthy fat, a mere 1/4 cup of maple syrup (my favourite sweetener), flax seed for fiber and omega 3, and 1 cup of zucchini. Yes, you heard right, it has zucchini. I try eating vegetables with every meal and I love "hiding" them in food. It's not that crazy when you think that we've all eaten carrot cake and no one balks at that, so why not zucchini? It's loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and A, and soluble and insoluble fiber to feed your gut flora (our beneficial bacteria). The consistency of this brownie is a bit on the gooey side and if that's not your thing, stay tuned for my other brownie recipe that's a favourite with my kids.


This recipe is gluten-free and vegan as long as you grease your pan with coconut oil or ghee instead of butter. I found this brownie recipe from a U.S. company called Organixx whose products I love because they use organic and fermented ingredients. They also have a wonderful Health Library on their website that includes informative podcasts, articles and delicious recipes. Enjoy!



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