How to eat less sugar in everyday life
Home-made iced tea: Prepare 1 litre of your favourite tea, add the juice of one lemon and sweeten to taste with 1 teaspoon of honey if you wish. Leave to chill in the refrigerator and serve with ice cubes.
Infused water: Put your choice of fresh or frozen berries, chopped fruit, orange slices or fresh herbs in a jug of water. Leave to infuse in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
Sparkling fruit juice: Mix 1 third fruit juice with 2 thirds sparkling water. Add a little lemon juice to give the drink a fresh kick.
Fruit yoghurts with added sugar
Fruit yoghurts with no added sugar, sweetened with fruit puree
Plain yoghurt mixed with:unsweetened fruit puréeberries or sliced fruita mashed banana
Briefly toast unsweetened cereal flakes with nuts or seeds in a pan with no oil until they turn golden brown. Toasting intensifies the flavour.
Mix granola with unsweetened oats, nuts, and seeds.
Jams and jellies
Cakes and desserts
For baking recipes, you can leave out up to a quarter of the sugar, and even more for other desserts.
Tip: a small pinch of salt in sweet foods enhances your perception of sweetness.
Alternatives with less sugar