Have a Sweet Treat (guilt-free!) This Valentine’s Day With SPLENDA – Frugal Novice

Have a Sweet Treat (guilt-free!) This Valentine’s Day With SPLENDA

Note: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – and it’s even on a Friday, making it easy to set aside some time with your special someone and celebrate. We’ll be celebrating Friday evening with our three special someones – we’re having a Valentine’s “party” with the kids, complete with heart-shaped hamburgers and hot dogs (can you tell they picked the menu?). No party is complete without sweets, though, right? Well, amidst all the sugar floating around right now (chocolate and lollipops and conversation hearts, oh my!), SPLENDA offers us a way to bake treats without all the added calories from sugar.



Have you ever baked with SPLENDA? It can be used almost anywhere sugar is used, and measures cup-for-cup like sugar. It contains 678 less calories than sugar on a cup-for-cup basis. So you can go ahead and bake those brownies or cookies and know that you’re giving your loved ones something delicious with many less calories!

One of Brian’s favorite cookies is a peanut butter cookie with a peanut butter cup in the middle, so that might be a perfect treat for me to make for the family! Here’s a link to the cookie recipe – just replace the sugar with SPLENDA to greatly reduce the amount of calories in these cookies!

So go ahead and run to the store for ingredients – I’ve even got a link for a “$1 off any SPLENDA product” coupon you can use! Just go to HealthyEssentials.com to find your coupon. HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® is offering amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. You can get significant savings on much more than SPLENDA by visiting the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS website in February and signing up for extra-sweet HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® coupons and offers. As you prepare for a special Valentine’s Day, these HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® products and tips can help you be healthy and happy for the ones you love.

To sweeten the savings, you could get a free 30 minute nutrition consultation with a Registered Dietitian when you buy $10 of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products between now and February 17, 2014 – up to $75 value!  More details on this special offer at HealthyEssentials.com.

Hope you have a sweet time with your loved ones this weekend!

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