NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are a time to celebrate and create cherished memories with family and friends, not a time to worry about indulgence. Sweet'N Low®, America's favorite zero-calorie pink sweetener has been helping its users enjoy guilt-free sweetness in their coffee and tea for more than 56 years; and to kick off the 2016 holiday season, Sweet'N Low has released '6 Easy Ways to Save 11,470 Calories This Holiday Season' aimed to help consumers embrace the 35-days of festivities between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
"A recent survey found that 89 percent of Sweet'N Low fans were likely to indulge this holiday season, consuming an average of 619 additional calories per day between Thanksgiving and the New Year," said Kate Schneider, Director of Marketing, Cumberland Packing Corp. "By selecting to sweeten their coffee or tea with Sweet'N Low instead of 2 teaspoons of sugar, our fans already save 30 calories a day! The simple tips that we have outlined for the holidays will help them to enjoy the sweet season without guilt." Instead of burning off 11,470 calories by shoveling snow for 27.5 hours straight or shopping around the mall with gifts for the equivalent of two days, Sweet'N Low has laid out simple tips that are easy to follow and can significantly lower calorie intake over the 35-day holiday period. Little changes like making 'skinny' versions of a holiday cocktail with a zero-calorie sweetener or switching up holiday snacks at a party can make a difference. Making holiday-inspired hot beverages at home can mean big calorie savings too; the Minty Mocha Coffee can be enjoyed for a mere 70 calories. For more tips and recipes from Sweet'N Low to help you enjoy a low-calorie holiday season or any time of year, visit www.sweetnlow.com. Minty Mocha CoffeeServing size: 6 oz Servings Per Recipe: 4 Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups hot, strong-brewed coffee
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
8 packets Sweet'N Low® zero calorie sweetener
2 cups hot skim milk
Preparation:Whisk coffee, cocoa powder, peppermint extract and Sweet'N Low® in heatproof container until well blended. Stir in milk. Pour into 4 mugs. If desired, add a small candy cane garnish to each mug for ~50 additional calories per serving and whipped cream for another ~30 additional calories per serving.