Instead of a plain glass of warm milk before bed, try our pumpkin spice and Kidsweet™ version. Sweet dreams!
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.⠀
- 12 oz can of tomato paste
- 1/4 c molasses
- 1/4 c Kidsweet™
- 1 c water
- 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 t liquid smoke
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t white pepper
- 2 t ground mustard
- 2 t paprika
- 1/2 t ground toasted cumin
- 1 t onion powder
- add everything but the powders to the pot and heat on medium-high.
- mix the powders together, then stir.
- 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.
- makes 2c of sauce, about right for a 6lb. picnic shoulder.
- 1 head cabbage outer leaves and stem removed, cut into eighths
- 4 t Kidsweet™
- 1/3 c rice vinegar
- 1/2 t celery seed
- 1 c mayonnaise
- – Place cabbage chunks in food processor (do two batches for a small one).
- – Add other ingredients, mayonnaise last
- – 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.
The problem with making and posting these recipes is that somebody has to eat the results. Oh, did I say “problem”?
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!
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!
We Love our Awesome Customers!
What more can we say? Great customers are an inspiration – we’re happy to help them and we’re happy they’re happy too!
We had a great time selling and demonstrating Kidsweet™ for all the festival attendees who stopped by our booth. We handed out “I’m a Sweet Kid” stickers to the kids; one guy must have had six gallons of ice tea, one 25 cent cup at a time, and one southern family could not believe that our rice pudding was sugar free!
Perhaps the highlight of the event was when a nice lady from California came down to the booth to buy a small package to give to the ladies running a quick-freeze ice cream booth, and about fifteen minutes late she came running down the pathway, told me I HAD to try the ice cream, and then gave me a big hug, saying softly, “I was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago and this is the first time I’ve had decent ice cream since”.
And, being an election year in New Hampshire, US Senate candidate Jim Rubens stopped by our booth today and we talked about some of the funding challenges facing small businesses in 2016.
We’ll be at the Porcupine Freedom Festival from June 19th-26th, selling Kidsweet™ and various foods and beverages sweetened with Kidsweet™ (food and beverages at cost!). Come see us at Site #23 in the Vendor area.