If you’re like most people, you (and your kids) eat more sugar than you’d like. For kids, it’s three times the daily recommended limit of added sugar. You’ve probably heard about “going sugar free” and the “no sugar diet”, but those strategies aren’t sustainable for most people. There are birthday parties and special occasions and times when you want to enjoy a treat. And then there’s sugar hiding in many foods, like breads, condiments, and sauces. So how do you cut out sugar and keep the flavor in the foods you want to eat? This week, on ABC7 News with Kristen Sze, I share three simple tips to eat what you love with less sugar.
Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning author, game creator, self-trained home cook, and healthy eating advocate who earned her certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University. In her new book, Half the Sugar, All the Love, she shows that quitting sugar doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love—the trick is to sweeten them naturally with fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar. Jennifer’s first book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, was nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award. Her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game, was named one of Dr. Toy’s “10 Best” Children’s Products and received the Parent Tested Parent Approved seal of approval. Jennifer’s easy, healthy recipes have been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Oprah, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids, Whole Foods, Parents Magazine, and US Weekly, among many others. She’s a featured contributor on ABC7 and at Red Tricycle. She shares her recipes each week at 52newfoods.com, on Instagram and Facebook at @jennifertylerlee, and on Twitter at @jtylerlee.