After a particularly hard winter, it’s time to celebrate warmer weather. For me that includes BBQ, but that can mean lots of sugar which doesn’t work for certain diets. Why not try one of the following recipes using Stevia as a substitute? Great for diabetics, and everyone else, too!
The Perfect Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen and Prudence Pennywise)
2 – 3 lbs. boneless pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup reduced-sugar ketchup
2 T tomato paste
4 T Stevia in the Raw (or 6 TB if you want leave out the brown sugar)
1-2 T brown sugar (if you’re just using 4 TB of Stevia)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (pineapple or peach vinegar is also nice, but does add to the sugar)
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 tsp each of cumin and cinnamon
1 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Place roast in slow cooker. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Cook on low 7-8 hours. When done, remove meat from slow cooker, use two forks to shred then put back in the cooker to mix with the sauce. Make sure to serve this with plenty of rice and some good bread for mopping! Serves 6 – 8.
And what BBQ isn’t complete without Cole Slaw?
Sweet and Tangy Cole Slaw for Eight
- 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
- 2 TB Truvía ® natural sweetener (7 packets)
- 1 ⁄ 4 cup skim milk
- 1 ⁄ 4 cup vinegar
- 1 ⁄ 2 tsp salt
- 1 ⁄ 4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 head shredded green cabbage
- 1/2 head shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- Other additions:
- chopped cashews (garnish)
- sliced radishes (garnish)
*adds sugar to the recipe
Whisk together all ingredients except the vegetables. Toss cabbage, carrots and any other additions in a large bowl. Pour slaw dressing over all and mix well. Chill for at least an hour for flavors to blend. Garnish.
And what’s a BBQ without a great sweet punch?
Low Sugar Peachy Pineapple Party Punch
Note: This is not a sugar-free recipe. Fruit juices have natural sugar. But if you use organic, “no sugar added” juices as indicated, you’ll reduce the overall sugar compared to a regular punch.
- 6 cups Langers Pineapple Juice
- 2 cups Knudsen Peach Nectar
- 2 Liters Sugar-Free Flavored or Club Soda
Pour juices in a punchbowl and gently stir in soda. Add an ice ring, made with flavored 0 calorie water (to avoid watering down you punch) and fresh fruit or edible flowers, and enjoy!
There are so many reduced sugar recipes out there, and so many alternatives to allow for reducing sugar in your favorite recipes. Experiment and find your favorites!
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