Sponsored: Enjoy the Holidays with Less Sugar

December 21, 2016 | Updated: 9:39 a.m., December 27, 2016

Do you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head and in your kitchen?

We all know that too much sugar can have an impact on our waistline and our health, but you don’t have to end up on the "naughty" list this year.

Registered Dietitian Meridan Zerner shared some great ways to still have a sweet holiday while skipping some of the sugar.

First, use sugar substitutes such as SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener in your coffee, tea, and favorite holiday recipes. These can reduce the added sugar in your day. One packets gives you the sweetness of 2 teaspoons of sugar. SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener has zero calories, no added flavors, no added colors, and no artificial ingredients. Unlike most stevia sweeteners, SPLENDA® Naturals has no bitter aftertaste.

Next, increase your water intake. Switch out the soft drinks for something just as satisfying but healthier like CORE Hydration or CORE Organic. These can help reduce extra liquid calories and prevent mindless snacking. CORE Hydration Water is balanced with minerals and electrolytes to give it a crisp, clean taste. If you're seeking a little flavor in your hydration and to cut the sugar, CORE Organic is a great-tasting, USDA Certified Organic, low calorie (only 5 calories per serving) fruit-infused beverage. Each serving contains the same amount of antioxidants as a 1/2 cup serving of blackberries or cherries

For recipes and more information on SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener visit SplendaNaturals.com


You can find CORE Hydration and CORE Organic at:

Philadelphia - Wawa, Shoprite, and ACME
Washington DC - 7-11 and Shoppers
Dallas - 7-11 and Kroger
Houston - Timewise and Kroger
Portland - Safeway and Plaid Pantry