Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Low Sugar Cheesecake and NuNaturals Give Away!
Posting two days in a row kind of makes me feel like a blogging rock star right about now! Don't worry, that feeling will be fading very soon since that's not likely to happen again any time soon. I spent yesterday getting myself back on track with a lot of things. It feels so good to feel even a little caught up. Trust me, I'm nowhere near organized, but hey, I'm counting the little victories these days! I was actually more exhausted than normal and took the advice of my good friend Lindsay and just let it be a rest day. I figure the running from the day before and all the cleaning and furniture moving along with the 5am wake up call to train clients kind of caught up with me. Mentally, I wanted the workout, physically, I needed the break. So, I got other things done...like writing this post and planning client workouts!

So, I have a fun post for you today! It's time to give away some of the sweet stuff! You know, my favorite NuNaturals sweet stuff! If you've been reading for awhile now, you know that I always lower my sugar in recipes by using NuNaturals to sweeten my treats. Some things I make are completely sweetened with NuNaturals and some have a little sugar along with NuNaturals products. It kind of depends on wether or not the flavor of the recipe depends on the sugar. I'm actually cutting back more and more on sugar in the recipes that I use both as to slowly get us completely away from sugar.

I thought I would share some of my latest favorites using NuNaturals...







 Smores Cupcakes


 Roasted kabocha with peanut flour and chocolate sauce!

 Sweet potato oatmeal with peanut flour fudge!

 Cinnamon Raisin Rolls



So, the cheesecake I mentioned from yesterday!


Yeah, this was a perfect treat for Tony for Father's Day. It was a special request, but since he's really working hard at his fitness and healthy eating, I had to go with a healthier preparation of the sweet treat! I based this on my original recipe, but made an almond meal crust and baked it off in a larger pan instead of single servings.


Gluten and Dairy Free Low Sugar Cheesecake
(makes 1 8x8 pan)

1 1/2 cups almond meal (I used Bob's Red Mill)
2 TBSP butter substitute, melted (I used EarthBalance)
pinch of salt

3 8oz packages dairy free cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
9 TBSP egg whites

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with no stick spray.  

In a bowl, combine the almond meal, butter substitute, tagatose and salt until well blended. Layer on the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. 

In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese through egg whites and mix until smooth.  Stop a couple of times and scrape down the bowl.  Evenly distribute the cream cheese mixture on top of the almond crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until set in the middle.  Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate. Works perfectly if made the day before you plan to serve it. 



The best part...I get the opportunity to award 4 (four) of my readers a one pound bag of PreSweet Tagatose, and one bottle of NuStevia Vanilla Stevia Liquid, 2 oz. bottle, PLUS one bottle of their newest sweetener : Lo Han Supreme, 2 oz. bottle (also known as Monk Fruit)!

I haven't tried the Lo Han yet, but I just got a bottle and can't wait to try it out!

So, here's the deal...
Mandatory entry - everyone has to visit our NuNaturals Facebook page and "Like Us " and leave a comment here telling me you did so
2nd entry - tell me what products you've tried of NuNaturals or what you're looking forward to trying
3rd entry - follow me on Facebook, twitter or instagram

I will run the contest until Sunday, June 30th. I will announce the winner on July 1st.

Also, my readers receive a -15 %  DISCOUNT on your entire order when ordering from their website at www.nunaturals.com. At the checkout page you should enter the DISCOUNT CODE  of  BLG1213.  This remains effective until December 31, 2013.

I'm sharing this on this week's Allergy Free Wednesday and next week's Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

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