Many people ask me how they can decrease the sugar in our scrumptious recipes or what I use in my own cooking and baking at home. They may be asking because they have have health issues where they are supposed to avoid sugar or decrease it OR they want to avoid having those issues and be healthier. That makes a lot of sense and it is smart to be proactive about your health.
For the last year I have been using the natural sweetener called Swerve. The video above talks about the product. I am not getting paid for this post. I just wanted to share it since people were asking and I have had good results with it. I have lost nearly 20 pounds now and using Swerve has been on thing that has helped me get there. Switching to low carb like Cauliflower Rice has also helped a bunch.
In a different post I will be putting together a comparison of other artificial sweeteners and Swerve based on what scientists are saying but for now…
The reasons I use Swerve are:
- It tastes good. (My opinion, you will have to try it to decide for yourself).
- It works well in cooking and baking.
- It’s easy to find (Amazon or Walmart)
- No net carbs, no sugar response in the body, and no calories
Another common question I get is how do you substitute sweeteners for sugar in recipes?
Many sweeteners are a 1 to 1 substitute but to see about your particular artificial sweetener I found a great article about baking and cooking with sweeteners from All Recipes here.
And for your reference here is a table from the Swerve.com website that shows you how to substitute natural sweeteners in recipes:
Here is a link to the original post on the Swerve website.
So Swerve is my preference for cooking and baking but I would love to hear about your preferences in the comments below. Please don’t put down other people’s choices, please just share your own. And if you use Swerve whether you liked it or not, let me know your experience below.
Where do I buy Swerve?
I typically buy Swerve on Amazon. Here is a link to Swerve on Amazon.com
If you decide to purchase it through that link Southern Plate gets a very small commission. This is not a paid advertisement for Swerve. It is just my opinion and meant to be educational only. Always check with your doctor to see if this sweetener is right for your situation.
You can use Swerve in these recipes as well: