One of my favorite citrus fruits, besides grapefruit, is the aromatic and beautiful Meyer Lemon. I am drawn to them like a magnet whenever they are available at the store. Their orange-ish hued smooth skin almost looks like an orange and the smell. The smell is heaven. They are sweet and tart all in the same bite. Heaven I tell ya.
This curd recipe is similar to many you will find on the web or in your recipe box, with the exception of one ingredient. Sugar. Well lack thereof, to be specific. I have partnered with Truvia® for a year of recipes reinvented using Truvia Baking Blend and Truvia Natural Sweetener and made this delicious concoction using Truvia Baking Blend which has 75% less calories than white sugar. This recipe contains butter so don’t think this is super diet friendly, but if you are someone who needs to cut the sugar – then this jar of delicious is for you.
This year, the Truvia brand released results from a survey that revealed some fun facts about eating habits. I’ve included an infographic of some of the top line results below.
I will admit that I’d gladly give up my favorite indulgence (chocolate cake) for a skinny bod.
What’s your favorite indulgence? Mine is definitely chocolate cake or candy (peanut butter cups – YUM). Better yet would be a chocolate cake covered in peanut butter cups. :) How about we just stop that talk right now and start thinking about Lemon Curd again. Phew…I almost got lost in that rabbit hole. I hope you give this recipe a shot. It’s super easy to make and incredibly delish with the swap of Truvia for sugar.
A quick recipe for lemon curd using Meyer Lemons and Truvia Baking Blend in place of sugar. Great for anyone needed a low sugar substitute for this delicious breakfast spread.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup Meyer Lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Meyer Lemon zest
- 1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 2 eggs, separated
- In a small saucepan, warm the butter over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm. Whisk in the egg yolks and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, zest, sugar and egg whites. Whisk to combine. Pass through a fine meshed sieve into the butter and yolk mixture, press the zest solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Return the pot to the stove and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon and is glossy. Pour into a glass jar and place the jar in an ice bath for 20 minutes. Cap tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Recipe adapted from No Recipes - Meyer Lemon Curd
5 Small Switches that will Jump-Start Your Health in 2014
From The Nutrition Twins
- Follow our Red, Green and Orange Rule. At each of your meals, include either a red, green or orange fruit or vegetable. You’ll focus on what you should be eating rather than what you should stay away from and you’ll fill up on nutrient-, antioxidant-, and fiber-rich foods that are an important part of a balanced diet.
- Focus on quality carbohydrates like sweet potato, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, beans or oatmeal. Our newly released book, “The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure: Expert Advice and Tantalizing Recipe for Health, Energy and Beauty,” explains that foods like these are fiber- and nutrient-packed sources of long lasting energy. Both your brain and muscles will be fueled appropriately to help stave off cravings and squash hunger. As an added bonus, veggies have their own specific health- and beauty-related benefits, such as fennel and artichokes for beating bloat, squash and green beans for fighting stress, tomatoes and cucumbers for improving skin tone and carrots and beans for fighting cancer, etc.
- Sneak in exercise. It’s not always possible to get to the gym each day, but it’s important to sneak in exercise wherever you can. Take stairs instead of the elevator at work or push your kids on the swings for an arm workout. Even if you walk around the neighborhood for 15 minutes, it counts. Just get moving!
- Use zero-calorie sweeteners like Truvia® natural sweetener in your coffee, tea, oatmeal and yogurt to cut calories. You can still enjoy sweetness, but with zero calories. Small changes can add up – if you save 100 calories a day, that equals a 10-pound weight loss over the course
- Shut off your electronics 30 minutes before bedtime. Computers, TVs, phones, and iPads—they all stimulate your mind and disrupt sleep. Interrupted sleep and sleep deprivation slows your metabolism and negatively affects your immune system.
Disclosure: I am in a paid partnership with Truvia® and will occasionally post recipes using Truvia® Brand Products. All opinions are my own.