Some months back the people at NuNaturals sent me a box of Stevia sweetener products to try. I was not paid to do this review but I did receive the products for free. The timing was perfect since I had already made the decision to get artificial sweeteners out of my diet. Stevia is extracted from a natural herb. It contain no calories and does not raise blood sugar levels.
I had tried other brands of Stevia powder in the past and I had found that if I used even a little too much it created a bitter taste in my coffee or yogurt. I am happy to say that I have not had any bitter after taste from the NuNaturals brand of Stevia sweeteners. If you have tried Stevia in the past and didn’t like it I would highly recommend the NuNaturals Stevia products.
My favorites from NuNaturals are the Vanill Stevia Alcohol Free drops, the mellow flavor is great in my Greek yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies or a cup of hot tea. The clear stevia drops are used daily in my morning coffee. The drops go a long way, dissolve instantly and have no bitter aftertaste! I absolutely love them!
They also make a baking blend but since I have cut way back on baking I have yet to try the baking blend. I do plan on doing some baking in the next month so I will post about my experience using Stevia when it happens.
Where to purchase
I have seen the NuNaturals products at Whole Foods. You can also order directly from the company website by clicking on this link NuNaturals. There you will also find the directions on how to order a free sample of the Stevia packets to try.
Itty Bitty Measure Cup
I love miniature dishes, baskets and serving pieces, they are so darn cute! Not only is this XOXO mini measuring cup cute but it is very useful! It measures up to 4 tablespoons or 2 ounces. I bought it during the summer at Bed Bath & Beyond and I use it all the time! I really should get a second one as I find myself having to hand wash it because I want to use it all the time. It’s perfect for measuring out the small amount of olive oil and vinegar when making salad dressing.
A Measure cup and a serving ladle all in one!
While browsing the kitchen utensils at Bed Bath & Beyond if happened across this serving ladle that is also a measuring cup. This is perfect for measuring out soup portions with out dirtying a separate measuring cup. I find myself using it often. It has markings for 1/4 cup, 2 oz, 1/2 cup and 4 oz.
It was a busy weekend around our house and I don’t feel like we had much down time or relaxation over the weekend. We got in some walking, hubby Tom did some yard work. There was a farewell party to attend for friends who are moving away, lunch out Sunday and dinner with a group of friends Sunday night! I did well with my food choices but am looking forward to regular home cooked meals this week that include lots of vegetables and fruit!
I have some exciting news to share!
Daughter Katy has decided to come home from Spain for her winter break! Yippee! She is so looking forward to home cooked meals and she gave me a list of meals and treats she hopes I will cook for her while she is home. I had better make some things ahead of time and freeze them so we don’t have to spend all of our time in the kitchen while she is home.
Grandma and Grandpa sent Katy a package that she received last week. Thanks to the helpful hints that were shared here about shipping cookies, Grandmas cookies arrived in perfect condition! She opted for the method of putting two cookies back to back and wrapping them with saran wrap and then layering them with bubble wrap, placing them in a box inside the shipping box! Thanks to everyone who shared their shipping tips and hints with us!
Yesterday hubby Tom and I packed another care package to send to Katy so I am headed out to the post office to get it on it’s way. It takes about 9 days for a package to go from CA to Spain. Not too bad I guess when you consider the distance it has to travel. It should help her make it until Winter break!
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