This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritional, 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.
Spring is finally here and if you’re as excited as me about being able to get out and enjoy yourself a little more while making some healthy lifestyle changes, then keep reading! I’m pretty much not the type of person to make any big change immediately, so I have learned to cut myself a little slack and start small. One of the biggest changes I want to make for myself this spring is to start eating a healthy breakfast every morning.
Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? Through the SWEET SWAPS™ Initiative, the SPLENDA® brand is dishing out creative ways to swap full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products to save calories. Swapping out regular sugar for SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Packets in my coffee is a choice I made ten years ago and I have never looked back. Did you also know that by swapping one cup of sugar with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated you can save more than 600 calories? That’s quite a savings!
So back to breakfast. It takes at least a couple of hours from the time I wake up until I am ready to eat breakfast. By then, I’m at work and grabbing something totally unhealthy to tide me over until lunch. On the rare occasion I do take the time to eat a healthy breakfast, I definitely notice that I feel much better. One go-to breakfast and snack item I love is yogurt, so this Berry Yogurt Crunch using SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Packets is a smart and delicious breakfast choice to reduce the full sugar and calories in this recipe.
Berry Yogurt Crunch
Greek or Non-Fat Yogurt (I used plain non-fat vanilla yogurt)
Fruits of your choice, diced (I used strawberries and blueberries)
Granola (as much as you prefer)
1 SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Packet
Spoon yogurt into a bowl. Top with granola and fruit. Sprinkle 1 SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Packet over the top and enjoy!
Be sure to visit SPLENDA® online for more great recipes, savings, and over 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ ideas!
Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Along with my decision to eat a better breakfast, getting my kitchen in better organizational shape this spring is also a top priority for me. Here are my top 3 Spring Cleaning & Organizational Tips for the kitchen:
Remove everything from the counters and wipe them down with a good disinfectant.
Go through each cabinet and drawer. Toss out expired products and make a list to replace items as needed.
If you haven’t used any small kitchen appliances or cookware in the last year and most likely won’t, consider selling or donating those items.
Join the Twitter Party!
What: Celebrate spring by renewing and refreshing all aspects of life – including your recipe repertoire. We’ll be sharing seasonal recipes from The SPLENDA® SWEET SWAPS™ page along with some tips to help you make smart, balanced decisions as part of your lifestyle.
When: Tuesday, March 31 at 1 P. M. ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #SweetSwaps hashtag to track the conversation.
You can see the details and RSVP via this Vite: http://vite.io/themotherhood
Prizes: We will be giving away five prizes to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 Visa gift card, an assortment of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products and a SPLENDA® branded apron and bag. Prizes limited to U.S. participants only. Official rules here