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SPLENDA® 365 #SweetSwaps Tips and Twitter Party

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

There is no denying how much I love my sugar. I use it when baking and in my drinks. It is almost an automatic thing when I am adding it. I know I need to use less sugar. I even want to use less. I have tried to do it cold turkey and cut out all sugar but that never worked!

That is the main reason being part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program is a good fit for me. I could use a little help cutting my sugar intake. Did you know that experts recommend that women consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, but the average American eats 22.2 teaspoons! That is a really big difference!

splendasweetswapI decided to try my first sweet swap with my oatmeal. My grandmother always made mine with sugar sprinkled on top. When I am not paying attention, my sprinkling can get a little heavy-handed.

This time I grabbed a Splenda packet instead. 1 packet equals 1 tablespoon. I was a little scared to try it! What if it had that weird sweetener after taste I have experienced with other products?

My daughter Kayla did the sweet swap with me and we liked it! It tastes different from sugar but is still sweet. The best part is no calories! I did not feel like I was missing something while eating.

I really like the idea of making small changes and swapping out my food choices. It is not as overwhelming as it would be if I tried to do a big overhaul of my diet. I am looking forward to trying more tips and there are a lot to choose from over at the 365 Sweet Swaps Tumblr page.

Twitter Party

Throughout 2014, SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out 365 ways to swap sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products to save calories all year long! The Motherhood is teaming up with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products for this fun Twitter party to share SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ tips and recipes!

Join us to hear recipes, tips and other simple lifestyle changes that can lead to big results over time!

When: Tuesday, March 4 at noon ET/11 a.m. CT/9 a.m. PT
Hashtag: #SweetSwaps
Prizes: Prizes will be randomly awarded to five participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 Visa Gift Card and an assortment of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products! Prizes limited to U.S. participants only.
Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe and @EmilyMcKhann

I am looking forward to see you at the party!!

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