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Sugar free baking and candies for dietary restrictions

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, is that what we are made of?

Welcome to Meggie’s Incredible Edibles Website. My goal is to reach anyone who has a dietary restriction and a need to specifically reduce the amount of refined sugar in their diets because they have had Gastric Bypass surgery or are Diabetic. I want to help you learn how to include desserts again in your Gastric Bypass diet. Also for all those people that have made a health decision to consciously reduce white and brown sugar, corn and maple syrup, molasses and honey in their diet.

I will share my own journey with you as you explore delicious desserts and candies that are made with Splenda.

As a child, a sugar filled diet wasn’t the standard in my home. I never had sugared breakfast cereals, unlimited candy at my fingertips nor was I allowed to do the hundred yard dash to the ice cream truck as it blasted down the street.


However, I had a “baking” family that showed their love in the way of homemade treats. Better than your run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookie, my taste buds danced with such delectables as Coconut Gooies, Chewy Noels, Frosted Creams, Lemon and Butterscotch Meringue Pies. Years of consuming unlimited amounts of sugar and un-healthy eating habits lead to my heath declining. I could no longer support the “addiction” however, life as I knew it would change for me and those once cherished “gingerbread moments” would now become “sugar free”.


On April 21, 2003, I underwent a Roux- n -Y Gastric Bypass. After three years of deliberation and one year of medical clearances, I had the lifesaving procedure that would change the amount and type of foods I’d consume the rest of my life. From that day forward I have learned to be very compliant in not eating those refined sugars as mentioned. I have learned how to be able to enjoy desserts in my gastric bypass diet.

Instead I have learned to convert all the family cherished recipes in all the glorious sweet goodness by using sugar alternatives specifically Splenda. Never again do you have to feel “left out” when the dessert tray passes. I will share the successes of cooking and baking with Splenda.

So, stay tuned as I prepare to teach my tricks and my new found trade and passion in making candy that is “legal” If you are one that has those special dietary needs and a never ending “sweet tooth” then return here often for tips, recipes, encouragement and more. I’ll help you learn safe eating with your gastric bypass diet. I’ll be baking and creating candies that are my latest in sugar restricted alternatives.

 

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  1. Wow!! Looks like a great start. Can’t wait to see where you go with this. I will be back.

  2. Thanks for your interest in my site. I have this wonderful ” helper” who is guiding me. Please visit often. I have many ideas to post in the future. Sincerely, Meggie

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  4. Ya I’m pretty much against gastric bypass surgery. I have too many people close to me that have had bad results.

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  6. The cost of gastric bypass surgery is quite high and if you don’ have at least $20000 to spare for the surgery, I suggest you look for other means to lose the excess weight. If your insurance company can cover the cost of gastric bypass surgery, you are among the lucky few who are not too risky to be covered by an insurance company. There are some insurance companies that will not provide cover for gastric bypass procedures. For those who don’ have a health insurance cover, the cost of gastric bypass surgery can be an uphill task to cover. The payment really varies state to state. I would not recommend having it done in South America, too risky.

  7. Thank you for visiting my website. I am dedicated in helping anyone who is interested in making delicous desserts and candy treats with sugar alternative. I certainly can empathize with your frustration in the insurance approval process. My clearances before my gastric bypass surgery was a full year. In retrospect those 12 months of waiting helped to save my life. You are always welcome to visit with or without bypass surgery. Sincerely, Meggie

  8. Thank you for visiting my website. I will continue to share many helpful hints in perfecting tasty treats with sugar alternatives. Sincerely, Meggie

  9. Thank you for visiting my website. I appreciate your concern for your freinds who have not been blessed with the success of weight loss and improved health. Sincerely, Meggie

  10. Thank you for visiting my website. I am committed in sharing helpful hints for dessert recipes that are a delight to anyones palate. So glad you stumbled upon me. Please visit again. Sincerely, Meggie

  11. It is challenging to obtain knowledgeable individuals on this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  12. Thank you for visiting my site. I believe all of us can learn something new…..especially a new habit in making the right choices for those individuals who have had gastric bypass and trying a sugar free approach everyday. We all know that eliminating refined sugar from your diet has great health advantages. No longer do you need to feel ” left out” of any special occasion. Delicious treats are available already prepared or try converting an old family favorite with a sugar alternative and you will be plesantly surprised by the results that are very satisfying. Sincerely, Meggie

  13. I like this website very much, Its a real nice place to read and obtain information. “No one wants advice — only corroboration.” by John Steinbeck.

  14. Hi Eric, thanks for visiting my website. People come to advice in many different ways. I believe in support and encouragement when considering life changes is best. Having been through the long journey of Gastric Bypass surgery gives me the first hand knowledge at how to be the ” encouraging ” voice. Please visit again. I am preparing for the Cake Pop Palooza tasting openhouse on the 21st of this month. I look forward to posting some photos then. Best wishes, Meggie

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  16. Thanks for visiting our website. We are pleased to share that we have begun to use a new 1005 all natural sweetener than has a much better outcome for keeping the glycemic index in check. Please check our website again as I have been working on adapting my recipes and will be sharing new posts,recipes and tips. Happy baking, Meggie

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