Sweet picnic-time recipes reduce calories and carbs

GILBERT, AZ (June 17, 2014) – It’s summertime and grillin’ is easy. Get a jump on star-spangled celebrations the sweet and healthy way by preparing a delicious body-friendly meal made with SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener.

There’s no better time than now to give your meals a makeover with SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweeteners, the zero calorie, zero carb, zero glycemic response, no artificial ingredients sweetener. Its award-winning taste will get your entire family coming back for more!

Make your grilling season a hit!

Start with a fresh, fruity salsa! Perfect and easy for friends and family to enjoy.

SweetLeaf® Mango Melon Salsa


  • 1 cup diced melon(s) of choice
  • 1 cup peeled and diced mango
  • 1/2 serrano (or milder) chili, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 10 drops Lemon Drop SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia® Sweet Drops®
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder (to taste)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate before serving.

Now on to the sauce! Prepare a sweet, savory sauce with SweetLeaf® Sugarleaf®, the only natural mix of SweetLeaf® Stevia and pure cane sugar, and taste for yourself why SweetLeaf® is the only stevia sweetener winning global awards for taste! YUM!

SweetLeaf® Basic BBQ Sauce


  • 2 Tbsp. SugarLeaf®
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika


Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and heat. This sauce will keep in the fridge for up to three months. Makes 2 1/2 cups.


On chicken, beef or pork; on tacos; as a dipping sauce

Beat the heat with a refreshing side dish that is sure to send fired-up compliments the chef’s way. And remember the sweet taste of SweetLeaf® Stevia will not add any calories, carbs, or artificial ingredients. Nothing beats SweetLeaf®! Enjoy!

SweetLeaf® Five-Minute Bean Salad


  • 4 packets SweetLeaf® Stevia
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 can white corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large salad bowl, combine SweetLeaf® and vinegar. Whisk until sweetener is dissolved. Add oil. Fold all of the other ingredients into the bowl and gently mix. Add salt & pepper to taste. Chill for 2-3 hours (it can be served immediately, but tastes delicious cold). Grilled shrimp or chicken can also be added for a tasty, one-dish summer meal. Serve cold.

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