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Swerved Thanksgiving

We’re here to help you Swerve your way into Thanksgiving! Enjoy these healthier (and even gluten free) recipes for the holidays. All you have to do is save, print, and prepare! Be sure to visit this page soon, as we will be updating it with new recipe cards this month! Download and print: Swerved Gluten Free Pumpkin Tiramisu Gluten Free Pecan Pie Biscotti Cranberry-Orange Relish Recipe Cranberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe Pumpkin Pie Poke Cake Recipe Pumpkin Pie…[Continue Reading]

Boston Cream Poke Cake

  If you know much about Boston, Massachusetts, you will probably have heard of the Parker House Hotel. It’s a glorious old hotel right in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the Common, the State House, the Freedom Trail and many other Boston landmarks. It’s a destination unto itself, and it’s quite a foodie institution too. The Parker Restaurant is well-known as one of the finest in the country and has a few prominent inventions to its name. ……[Continue Reading]

Almond Joy Brownies

I’ve never really understood the Mounds versus the Almond Joy. Because let’s face it, they are both coconut candy bars; one just happens to have a couple of almonds stuck on top. Calling it an “Almond” Joy is very misleading when you think about it. To the uninitiated, it would seem as if the candy bar is all about almonds, so they are in for a shock when they bite into it and discover it’s made mostly of coconut. If ……[Continue Reading]

A Perfect Holiday Treat

That perfect delectable crunch. It melts in your mouth and leaves a buttery nutty flavor to linger long after the last piece in the tin has been claimed. English toffee is one of the world’s oldest and tastiest confections, cooked with loved ones and often shared over the holidays. As delicious and holiday appropriate as toffee can be, we’d hesitate to eat so much sugar in one sitting….[Continue Reading]

Eating Choices and Special Occasions – Tips and Tricks

Every culture, family, or group of people on earth has unhealthy traditions, no matter your perspective on health.  In New Orleans, we have Mardi Gras, a weeks-long bacchanalia of king cakes, beer, and “parade food”.  Probably nobody thinks Easter candy, Thanksgiving excess, hamentashen, or drinking to the New Year are healthy choices, but what’s a healthy person to do when everyone else is doing it?  It’s easy to fall back on asking “if your friends jumped off a bridge, would ……[Continue Reading]

Sugar Free Challenge Part 2 – How to Stay Strong

The first few days will be the hardest.  But once your blood sugar levels start stabilizing, it’s pretty amazing how the cravings just start to vanish.  In the meantime, here are some tips to help you make it through. -Arm your pantry and fridge with the right kind of snacks.  Veggies and hummus or different dips.  Remember, read the labels – sugar sneaks into things that are seemingly healthy. -Protein bars are a great option, however many are sugar laden, ……[Continue Reading]

Low-Carb Grilling

Many people think that going low-carb makes grilling difficult. No store-bought sauces, no sugar for caramelizing. But this is not necessarily the case! Here are 3 tips for Swerving delicious and low-carb grilled food….[Continue Reading]

Sugar Free Challenge

We’re giving up sugar for 10 days, beginning on Saturday, May 10, as part of the #FedUpChallenge (the FedUp documentary comes out in some cities on May 9, and details how addicted to sugar we’ve all become). Join us and feel free to share how much it stinks or how great you feel at #SwerveWithUs – it’s up to you.  Just don’t quit! The goal is to give up all added sugars for the whole 10 days.  That means no soda, no honey ……[Continue Reading]

Cut Sugar, Not Fun with Swerve Cocktails

Think cutting sugar means you have to cut fun? Think again. We’ve got two cocktails – bring these to a party and you’ll be the most popular person there. We’ll give them to you in ascending order of effort involved and quantity made: the first will sate one thirst; the second, the whole party….[Continue Reading]

Breaking Down Breakfast

Some of you may already know that Swerve Sweetener is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. We’re Southern folks and our Mamas have taught us many great Southern virtues like saying “Ma’am and Sir”.  And in the South, nothing is more important to us than relationships.  That being said, we’re super excited to introduce you to someone we’ve formed a new relationship with – she’s so great we simply can’t keep her to ourselves.  We just have to share her excitement ……[Continue Reading]