If you're new to low-carbing, figuring out which sweeteners are safe and actually taste good is one of the first and most difficult hurdles. You hear about stevia, run out and buy something that claims to be the "real deal," only to find you can't get into ketosis. I will probably do a more in-depth post on each of these, but here are some quick tips to help you make sense of all the sweet nonsense out there!
Beware! Sweeteners are often not what they seem!
Popular & Safe Brand-Name Sweeteners
Safe Ingredients Include:
So what do I use?
What about Swerve?
If you've been around the low carb blogging community for any length of time, you've seen that most recipes call for Swerve.
Swerve is a great product, don't get me wrong, but I just don't care for it. I felt that the cooling effect was too much for my taste buds to accept. I also now know that I can make a more economical sugar substitute that, in my opinion, tastes better. You can find that recipe here.
What if I want to make a recipe that calls for Swerve?
Swerve is simply a cup for cup substitution for sugar. If you want to stick with the given measurements and don't want to buy Swerve, make your own Cup for Cup sweetener.
If you would like to save some money, then I suggest using Truvia (store-bought or home-made). You can use half as much Truvia in any recipe to equal the amount of Swerve or sugar.
1 C Swerve = 1 C Sugar = 1/2 C Truvia or Alluvia
What about you?
What sweeteners do you prefer? Post your comments and questions below!
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