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Truvia Lunch Makeover Challenge

I have used the natural herb, stevia to sweeten my coffee and tea for years. One of my favorite brands of natural sweetener to use is Truvia® because it is available in convenient individual serve packages that I can take with me on the go and I can use the container sized sweetener for baking.

The Truvia® Lunch Makeover Challenge encourages families to reduce those sugar-laden foods in lunches across North America and replace it with delicious recipes using the naturally sweetening power of the stevia plant. Truvia® utilizes rebiana which is the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf. I appreciate that Truvia® is all natural, has zero calories and taste great with no bitter after-taste.

Here are two other interesting things to know about Truvia®:

  • One Packet of Truvia® natural sweetener provides the same as two teaspoons of sugar.
  • Truvia® natural sweetener is a great alternative for people with diabetes.

I pack a lunch every day for my husband and our three children enjoy weekly picnic lunches at the park. Instead of sugar-laden treats, I made a mouth watering fudgy brownie recipe from Truvia that was moist and decadent. The real taste test is my husband who is the only member of my family who refuses to eat treats that are made with anything except cane sugar. I secretly replaced the usual full sugar treat in his lunch box with a fudgy brownie and he was very complimentary of his baked goods. I was so pleased that I “confessed” to him that it was made with Truvia® in place of much of the sugar in his brownies and although he was very surprised he asked me to bake some more!

As a health conscious mom, I am thrilled that I can bake a lower sugar treat for my entire family that tastes delicious and has 70% less sugar and 20% less calories than traditional brownies.

After my success with baking the Truvia® inspired Fudgy Brownies, I decided to try the Reduced Sugar Blueberry Muffins. This tasty recipe is bursting with plump berries and I sweetened it with Truvia®. It is a new breakfast favorite in our home especially since it is very easy to make for those busy mornings.

Are you looking for delicious family-friendly recipes that will reduce the amount of sugar that your loved ones are consuming every day? To take the Truvia® Lunch Makeover Challenge yourself, I highly recommend visiting the Truvia® website to browse the entire collection of free recipes including sweets, main dishes, beverages, snacks and more.

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*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*



Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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