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*If you have a question or would just like to drop me a note, you can email me at:

brenda (at) sugarfreemom (dot)com

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!


  1. Melissa says

    I was wondering if there would be an easy way to put a link into your blog to “printer friendly” your recipies so they were easy to print. I just printed one, not thinking and it printed all the comments too. I love your recipies but I don’t have time to write them by hand. I was just wondering :)

  2. April says

    Hi Brenda,
    Thank you for such an informative and healthy sugar alternative website. A friend of mine referred your site to me and I have a question! I am currently a Splendaholic and recently began using Blue Agave Nectar as well. Now that I have better information on both of these products, I was given a bag of “Stevia Extract In The Raw”. This “looks” like it may be good to use, however in the ingredients “maltodextrin” is listed along with Stevia Extract (Rebiana). What are your thoughts/concerns regarding this ingredient? Would you recommend using this product or steer clear? I am only guessing it would be better than Splenda, however, Splenda also has this same ingredient along with sucralose. I have checked out your site for Sweetleaf liquid stevia, but notice there are no large bags of powdered stevia for sale. Am I not looking in the right area? Thanks for your input in this manner! April

    • Brenda says

      Thank you! I don’t use anything that contains either maltodextrin, sucralose or rebiana which are used to help sweeten products. The Sweetleaf brand I use does not contain rebiana. I feel brands that contain it produce an aftertaste in their product. You can find a larger bag of powdered stevia through and use my code YAJ035 and you will receive $5 off your first order.

  3. Megan says

    I love your blog. I was wondering if you had any quick and easy snacks for children aside from fruits veggies and homemade granola bars. I need something that I grab quick as we run out the door. thanks!

    • Brenda says

      HOw about my Garlic Parmesan Chickpeas or Sweet & Crispy Garbanzo beans, or toasted Tamari almonds or No Bake Chocolate Coconut balls ( my oldest picky child says they are better then chocolate munchkins form Dunkin Donuts!)

  4. Crystal says

    Would you be willing to share with me the brand of sweetleaf stevia that you use? I just visited iherb and there are many types/brands. It is a bit overwhelming to a newbie :)


    • Crystal says

      It’s me again… I have tried to find many of the products that you have mentioned on the iherb site. It is so overwhelming. I know that all brands are not equal. The products are so expensive, I want to get the best one, and I don’t have a clue. Please consider making a listing of the brands that you purchase, if you can. I was looking for succant, sweetleaf stevia, white wholewheat flour, and the grain sweetened choc. chips, and other products that I am not even aware of at this point. Any help that you can give will be appreciated.

  5. Shannon says

    First of all I want to thank you for your devotion and time on this blog/website it is such a blessing… So I tried to find the grain sweetened chocolate chip at Whole Foods in Cranston and the one on Main St in ProvidenceI with no luck… So I went on Sunspire’s website and they gave me Hannaford’s as one of there distributors. So I headed to Taunton and I was able to find them in the Nature’s section. Yayy!!!!

  6. Robyn says

    Hello, I also have a lot a extreme amout of weight too.( I give you so much credit because I know how hard it was/ is to take it off and keep it off). And I have been trying find a healthy granola recipe. Hope you can help. Either for breakfast or for a snack when dont know what else to eat.

  7. Noha Mohamed says

    Hi Brenda
    Fisrt I have to say million thanks to you
    Then i want to ask you if I would buy apressure or slow cooker
    Which one do you prefer and which brand ?
    Because if you now I love my kitchen 😀

    • Brenda says

      Thank you Noha! I have an old slow cooker but it works good. The brand is Rival. If I were to need a new one I would want one that has a timer built in so you can set how long you want it to cook and keep warm.

      I have a new pressure cooker, the brand is Splendid. I have a video using it so check the tab above under youtube videos to learn more about it. :)

      • Noha Mohamed says

        Thanks dear
        But as I live in dubai I didn’t find the rival just kitchen aid and arison so what do you think about them?
        And for the pressure cooker tifal is it good?
        Sorry am for annoying but am anew mom and anew kitchen lover 😀
        And you incourage me a lot to get in the kitchen

        • Brenda says

          No trouble at all Noha!! I would go for the kitchen aid crock pot and the pressure cooker I’m not sure of that name. Thank you!

  8. says

    Hi Brenda,

    I have emailed you twice and both have been returned. We would like to invite you to be a guest on our Family Food Experts radio show. Please advise me as to how to connect with you. Looking forward to hearing from you… for the health of families, e

  9. Michelle says

    Hi Brenda. I love your blog!!! So glade I found it. Can you tell me if whole white flour is similar to white whole wheat flour?


  10. Maritza says

    Hi Brenda! I absolutely adore your blog!! Thank you for posting all these recipes! I have a ginormous sweet tooth, that I’m trying to get rid of (or supplement with healthier choices), and your blog definitely helps!

  11. Monica says

    So far I love the recipes I have looked at and plan to try some but a few of the links don’t seem to be working.

    • Brenda says

      It might not work if you’re on an ipad or phone but there already is a pop up pin button on the left corner of each picture.

      • Valerie says

        Ok, now I feel stupid! I never knew to tap a picture to see if a pin button shows up. I was looking for one next to the Facebook, twitter, etc. buttons. I’m on an ipad and it worked fine, once I had a clue! :-)

        • Brenda says

          no worries Valerie, in fact I’m glad you had that happen otherwise I wouldn’t have known you actually can work the pin button from an ipad. Thank YOU!

  12. Stephanie says

    Hi! I love your story and information… Especially the meal planning with recipes! I have a question for you in regards to getting started to eating clean. I have a lot of weight I want to lose (about 50 lbs). I am on weight watchers and have that same problem with craving sugar. Do you recommend a detox or something to clean out your system prior to following your plan? Please let me know! Thanks in advance!

  13. Shannon Rae says

    I just found your blog and love your recipes. Thanks for all the healthy and wonderful food and tips :) I was hoping to see a baked doughnut recipe from you. All of the ones I find have a lot of sugar. Thanks and keep up the fantastic work

  14. Kendra Thornton says

    Hi there,

    I have a quick question about “Sugar-Free Mom.” Please email me when you get a chance…thank you!

  15. danusha says

    hi !!
    i googled about sweeteners and found you! You recommend sweetleaf liquid drops … i went to whole foods and the ingredients say “natural flavors”. Did you find out what the natural flavors are? thank you

  16. Kirsti Benjamin says

    I feel a bit silly saying this, but I posted some comments and also asked a question on stevia (powdered and liquid) today on your page in which you listed 10 tidbits about yourself. Wondering if you had responded, I have tried to find that page back and I can’t! I have no idea where it is!
    My question was, can I use 1 tsp of powdered stevia if the recipe calls for 1 tsp liquid stevia??? Thanks!

    • Brenda says

      Hi Kirsti, you commented on my about page and I replied there. You need to google a stevia conversion chart for the exact measurements.

  17. says


    My name is Isaac, and I’m working on launching a gluten free product. I came across your blog (huge and awesome btw!), and was hoping you would give me a minute or two of your time.

    We are trying to launch the product on kickstarter, which you can see here:

    Would you mind horribly if I were to send you some samples and if you liked them, help us get the word out?

    We could even use your help with some other product development if it’s something you’d be interested in. And any help or advice would be a huge deal to us. (you’re kind of a rockstar in this area)!

    Thanks so much! Hope to talk to you soon!

    Isaac Roberts

  18. Pat Hotle says

    I am having a hard time getting over eating the coconut oil in candy. I made the peppermint patties but I just can’t seem to get over eating the coconut oil! They look good and really they taste good but I keep thinking I am eating pure lard! How the heck can I get over this. I think I read where you said you even put it on your toast in place of butter. I love your recipes and am always eager to try something new but boy am I stuck with this of eating coconut oil. I use it for cooking and use it when we pop popcorn but I just can’t get it (basically) straight! My daughter came over and I gave her a peppermint patty but I did not tell her what was in it because I knew she would have the same reaction that I’m having! Help!!

  19. Leigh says

    Hi Brenda, Would it be possible to include your recipe for “healthy pumpkin pie custard” in our church cookbook? If so, how would you like me to note who it came from? Thank you. I just read about your experience with the Prism program, and I’m going to check that out! Thank you!

  20. jana says

    just wanted to ask if I would have any recipe for u that I think might be good for this type of eating, can I send them to u?

    Jana :o)

  21. jana says

    these are recipes that I change from normal to sugar free and gluten free if necessary . Should I just post them here?

  22. Karen Mayhood says

    I am putting together a cookbook for a charity event in my small town. Sadie Saves Charity in Gleason, TN. Could we use your Baked Oatmeal To Go recipe if I make note that it came from your website, or how would you like it noted if I can use it? Excellent and healthy recipe! thank you.

  23. Melissa says

    Hi Brenda,
    I love your recipes! Any chance you can add the Brenda’s notes (the ones just above the recipe) to the Notes section when you click on the print button? There always seems to be extra room on the page so I think they will fit w/o going on to two pages.

  24. says

    Hi Brenda!

    I just came across your website while searching for a recipe on google.

    I really love your website, and the recipes are to-die-for. I can’t wait to try them out.

    Have you totally cut out sugar? I must try that too, since you say it has so many health benefits.


    • Brenda says

      Thanks for stopping by, and yes no sugar for me for the last 10 years, you can read about my story in the about or my journey section.

  25. Gabby says

    HI ! so far I have been enjoying the recipes and so far enjoying them well. We are on week 4 and so far, doing well. Just this past week I had weighed myself and so far lost 14 pounds, and Yes I have been already loosing some weight. It feels good and amazingly going to keep up the great journey of eating better for my life. I have also been adding exercise before we started the program, now I feel great and going to keep it up. I just wanted to let you know that It feels Great that I will loose more and more to loose at least 100 or more weight off of me. I just love most of the recipes, I just don’t eat fish at all. But we have been altering some of the meals. Thanks !

  26. Judy Lipcsak says

    A friend shared your Baked Oatmeal recipe with me. It sounds good but I’m allergic to bananas. Are they necessary or is there something I can substitute?
    Thanks so much. I eat a bowl of oatmeal every day and would like to have something for days when I have to leave early.

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