Hearty, Healthier Oatmeal

To start your morning off right, add Kidsweet™ instead of sugar to your oatmeal. Other healthy ingredients in our recipe add some minerals and Omega-3s.

Cinnamon Kidsweet™

Whether it’s sprinkled on some french toast, garnishing a cookie, topping your oatmeal, or just dusted on your coffee, use Cinnamon Kidsweet™ just like you’d use cinnamon sugar. Fill a shaker with it so it’s always handy and keep it in a cool, dry place (or with a lid).

Chocolate Hemp Heart Cakes

These delicious, nutrient-dense chocolate brownies include an abundant portion of hemp seed hearts–which are high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids,
and about 35% protein.

Buckwheat Cookies

This shortbread-like recipe uses buckwheat flour—a legume rather than a grain–but still manages to bring home the cookie while providing about three grams each of protein and MCT’s per cookie.

Barbecue Sauce

Barbecuing this weekend? Reduce the sugar! How about getting a hearty serving of pulled pork and cole slaw down from 48 grams of sugar (!) to 5 grams? Use our barbecue sauce and cole slaw recipes to beat the sugar but still enjoy a delicious meal.⠀

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Barbecue Sauce Yum
Barbecue sauce, whether for dipping or for making up a mean batch of pulled pork is a sweet favorite. This recipe isn't sugar free, but it's seriously reduced sugar. A commercial barbecue sauce will run about 12g of sugar per 2Tbsp serving and many of the homemade recipes online start with ketchup (essentially a sugar sauce) and then have you add cups more sugar! Kidsweet™ Barbecue Sauce starts with plain tomato paste and has 2.5g o f sugar per 2Tbsp serving. And let's not kid ourselves – who is going to use only 2Tbsp of barbecue sauce? Don't forget to make a batch of [Kidsweet™ cole slaw](/recipes/cole-slaw.html) which goes great with everything barbecue.
Instructions
  1. add everything but the powders to the pot and heat on medium-high.
  2. mix the powders together, then stir.
  3. simmer (covered!) for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent serious burning (some browning of the tomatoes is desired). Watch out, this sauce likes to spit.
  4. makes 2c of sauce, about right for a 6lb. picnic shoulder.

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Cole slaw Yum
Five minutes to delicious home-made cole slaw with the food processor! Not too sweet, not too sour, a perfect side for pulled pork with [Kidsweet™ barbecue sauce](/recipes/barbecue-sauce.html).
A bowl of delicious Cole Slaw with Kidsweet™
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Course Side Dish
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A bowl of delicious Cole Slaw with Kidsweet™
Instructions
  1. - Place cabbage chunks in food processor (do two batches for a small one).
  2. - Add other ingredients.
  3. - Run on slow speed until the cole slaw starts to stick to the side of the bowl. Make sure any large leaves aren't escaping at the top and don’t overdo it!

There’s a War on Sugar

Here’s a good podcast discussion on the state of sugar in America from Freakonomics. Especially helpful info from Dr. Lustig, the guru of sugar metabolism, though we don’t agree with his call to regulate sugar. Kidsweet™, LLC believes that education is the right answer, so please share this link with your friends to help them learn about the problems with sugar. We do agree that an end to sugar subsidies would be pretty nice, though – each sweetener should compete on its merits.

URL: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/theres-war-sugar-justified/

Buckwheat Cookies

The problem with making and posting these recipes is that somebody has to eat the results. Oh, did I say “problem”?

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Buckwheat Cookies Yum
Really? A sugar-free, wheat-free, dairy-free cookie that's got a snap, a crunch, and a bit of sweet? Pull up a glass of nut milk and enjoy something out of the ordinary.
Buckwheat Cookies with Kidsweet™
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Buckwheat Cookies with Kidsweet™
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350°F
  2. cream the Kidsweet™ into the coconut oil
  3. add the salt and soda, mix thoroughly
  4. add the buckwheat flour 1/4 c at a time. Blend until thoroughly incorporated. This may take a couple minutes.
  5. add the vanilla extract and water.
  6. chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  7. form into ping-pong-ball-sized spheres and place on parchment-lined baking pan, then press flat.
  8. bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. The bottoms will be slightly brown. Let cool.

Low-Sugar Oatmeal with Kidsweet™

Start your day off right with a nice hot bowl of Kidsweet™ oatmeal! Packed with nutrition and minimal sugar, you and your kids will love it. This recipe includes Instant Pot directions to make it even faster and easier!

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Hearty, Healthier Oatmeal Yum
Lots of people like their oatmeal a little bit sweet, but a big dollop of sugar isn't what we need for breakfast. Never fear - Kidsweet™ oatmeal is just as good, and packed with nutrition. The kids (and their parents...) will eat it up. A serving of Kidsweet™ oatmeal is only about three grams of sugar (from the milk, and six if you add molasses), far better than any of the commercial sweetened oatmeal blends. Making it in an Instant Pot takes most of the work out of the cooking process.
Bowl of oatmeal made with Kidsweet™
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Course Breakfast
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Bowl of oatmeal made with Kidsweet™
Instructions
  1. Start your water getting hot. Six minutes in a full-power microwave will do it.
  2. Melt butter in your pot on high. If you're using an Instant Pot, put it on sautee/high.
  3. When the butter is melted add the oats. Stir in the butter right away and then stir occasionally so the oats toast but do not burn.
  4. A minute before the oats will be toasted thoroughly, add the cinnamon and stir for the last minute.
  5. Now add the boiling hot water. There may be splashing, roiling, and steam, so use your safety gear.
  6. Now add the salt, Kidsweet™, and molasses (if using). Stir to combine.
  7. If you are using a conventional pot, boil on medium-high until most of the water is absorbed/evaporated, stirring occasionally. For an Instant Pot, just continue.
  8. Add the milk and hemp oil and stir to integrate. You can skip the hemp oil or use another type of oil, but it's a great way to get Omega-3's in to the kids and it adds a subtle nutty flavor.
  9. For a conventional pot, continue boiling on medium until the milk is mostly but not entirely absorbed, stirring occasionally. For an Instant Pot, on manual mode, set it for 12 minutes and cook with natural release (but turn off the pot).
  10. Stir again when cooking is done. Serve as-is or with a sprinkling of Cinnamon Kidsweet™ on top.

Lower Fat & Lower Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

We’re always reading about food science and were surprised to come across a paper that said that low-temperature deep frying doesn’t actually add a significant amount of fat to the food, as “we all know”. This had to be tested!

With sweet potatoes on sale for 39 cents a pound at Hannaford, we had plenty on hand, so we heated up the Instant Pot to 275°F (saute high) with our very best fryer oil (mostly lard and peanut oil today) and while it did take a while (about 35 minutes), these are easily the best fries we’ve ever made! Just a light sprinkle of salt and a generous helping of Kidsweet™ “Honey” Mustard Sauce, and we were in sweet-fries heaven! Give it a shot!

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"Honey" Mustard Sauce Yum
This is a simple "honey"-mustard sauce that works because Kidsweet™ has been designed to have an "echo" of honey in its flavor profile. Not to knock honey, but if you want a zero-carb, zero-sugar "honey"-mustard sauce, this is a good standby. Make up a large batch of it to keep in the fridge.
Sweet Potato Fries with "Honey" Mustard Sauce
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Course Condiments
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Sweet Potato Fries with "Honey" Mustard Sauce
Instructions
  1. - mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
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