One of the  best ways to keep your family healthy is to reduce sugar. this can help decrease the chances of getting diabetes and help prevent obesity which is no an epidemic for adults and children in the USA.

sugar free snicker


12 oz. soft diet ice cream

1 c. diet Cool Whip

1/4 c. chunky peanut butter

1 pkg. sugar-free butterscotch

pudding (dry)

3 oz. Grape-Nuts cereal

Mix first 4 ingredients in mixer, then stir in cereal. Pour into 8 inch square pan. Cover and freeze. Makes 4 servings.



1 c. dates, chopped

1 c. prunes, chopped

1 c. raisins

sugarless fruit cake


1 c. cold water

1 stick margarine, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 c. plain flour

1 c. nuts, chopped

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla


Boil dates and prunes in the one cup of water for 3 minutes; add margarine and raisins and let cool. Mix flour, soda, salt, eggs, nuts, spices and vanilla. Add to fruit mixture. Stir to blend. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.


banana pineapple pie


1 graham cracker crust

1 (4 oz.) pkg. sugar-free instant

vanilla pudding mix

2 c. low-fat milk

2 bananas, sliced

1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple

1 c. Cool Whip

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. pecans, chopped


Mix pudding with milk and beat until thick, pour into crust. Put bananas over pudding. Squeeze pineapple to remove all juice. Sprinkle on top of bananas. Cover with Cool Whip, sprinkle pecans on top. Chill well.


fruit popscicle


4 ripe bananas, peeled

1/2 c. Raspberry 


Wrap bananas in plastic wrap and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer, break into 4 or 5 pieces and let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes to slightly soften for the processor. Blend the bananas in a processor or blender until creamy. Add the Raspberries and blend briefly. This can be served immediately, or stored in the freezer. Serves 4.



pumpkin pie


1 baked, cooked 9 inch pie shell

2 sm. pkgs. sugar free instant vanilla pudding

2 c. milk

1 c. canned pumpkin

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Use plain canned pumpkin. Do not use canned pumpkin pie mixture. Pour into pie shell and chill until ready to serve.

spice cookie
Photo by Laura Flowers


1 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt (opt.)

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. allspice

1 1/2 c. raisins

1 c. unsweetened applesauce

1/2 c. oil

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. chopped nuts

1 c. quick (Mother’s) oats


Mix dry ingredients and add remaining ingredients to moisten. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.


applesauce cookies
Michele Littlefield


1/2 c. flour

Mix moist ingredients and dry ingredients. Drop on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Yield: 1 1/2 dozen.



1 (4 serving size) box sugar-free

instant pudding (favorite flavor)

3 c. reconstituted non-fat dry milk


Whip all together according to directions on pudding package. Pour into popsicle cups with handles; freeze. 1 (2 ounce) pop = approximately 20 calories. 


1/2 banana, peeled

2 tbsp. skim milk

1/4 c. Grape Nuts cereal, crushed to
frozen bananacrumbs

Dash of ground cinnamon

Dash of ground nutmeg

Insert an ice cream stick deeply into the cut end of the banana. Dip the banana in milk and roll in cereal crumbs and spices. Wrap in plastic and freeze. Yields 1 serving. Calories = 68. Cholesterol = 16 grams. Protein = 1 gram. Fat = 0 grams.


Helene Rodriques

Helene Rodriques is a chef who cares about health she is agraduate of Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, specializing in healthy foods. She is a teacher, lecturer & consultant on cooking Her kitchen provides traditional family cooking, tips to learn how to cook as well as new twists on recipes to make them healthier. RodriquesDessertOne of the  best ways to keep your family healthy is to reduce sugar. this can help decrease the chances of getting diabetes and help prevent obesity which is no an epidemic for adults and children in the USA. IT COULD BE...Parenting Advice| Family Fun Activities for Kids