The average American consumes up to 152 pounds of sugar in a year which is way too much! Many of your favorite restaurant items are surprisingly sugar-filled but healthy chef and author of the cookbook “You Can Have It,” Devin Alexander, has the solution! She shares three delicious recipes for alternatives to those sugar-filled items.
Skip TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Burger. Make Devin’s Bahn Mi Burger!
A Jack Daniels Burger from TGI Friday’s has 76g of sugar! Devin’s Bahn Mi Burger contains only 5g per burger. She still uses real beef as well as achieves sweetness from pickled veggies that she makes in a zero-calorie sweetener. OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry says, “I did not think they would be good… but they are good!”
Skip PF Chang’s Mandarin Chicken Salad. Make Devin’s Kale, Pomegranate and Grapefruit Salad!
An entire PF Chang’s Mandarin Chicken Salad contains 40g of sugar. In Devin’s salad, there are 10g of sugar per serving. Mandarin oranges typically come in cans with added sugar but Devin uses all fresh fruit. Her salad dressing also contains honey as a natural sweetener. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork gives this salad two thumbs up!
Skip Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Muffin. Make Devin’s Pumpkin Pie Bites!
The pumpkin muffin at Panera Bread contains 52g of sugar! Devin made 31 pumpkin pie bites with whipped topping and those in their entirety have the same amount of sugar. There are only 5g of sugar in three of her bites. The sweetness comes from a small amount of brown sugar, maple syrup and zero-calorie sweetener. Dr. Nita notes these are a winner for diabetics and people who want to stay healthy. Devin actually lost 70 pounds and has kept it off for 30 years and is proof staying healthy doesn't mean you can't eat dessert!
Get all three of Devin's recipes here!