Category: Tips & Tricks

5 Ways To Flourish and Fake Your Way Through New Year’s Eve Nips

by HocoUnsweetened on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 02:36:29 PM

Category: Holidays, Tips & Tricks

New Year's Eve. A day that ranks right up there for a lot of things; among them, the day we hold a glass for perhaps the most consecutive hours.  At a typical New Year’s Eve party, there are drinks before dinner, during dinner, after dinner. Then, there’s the sipping and swirling waiting for the big ball drop.  ... {Read More}

When Houseguests B.Y.O.S. (“Bring Your Own Sugar”)

by HocoUnsweetened on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 04:38:50 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

So I offer to host Sunday dinner at my house for my brother’s and my family. My brother offers to cook. Nice, right? As kids, we used to go to our grandparents’ once a week for “pasta and Coke.” My grandfather made his unrepeatable sauce. My grandmother pulled out the linen tablecloth. It was special. But how wa... {Read More}

Tips for Celebrating without Sugary Drinks

by HocoUnsweetened on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 04:14:21 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

It can be tempting to tell your kids that soda is only for special occasions and to use sugary drinks as rewards for good behavior, hard work at school, completing chores at home, etc. But saving soda for celebrations can actually work against you: it can make sugary drinks more appealing, and your kids may come to expect it as a treat. ... {Read More}

Five Ways to Get Your Child to Choose Water over Sugary Drinks

by HocoUnsweetened on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 07:36:32 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

Encouraging your child to choose water over sugary drinks can be a tough sell. Check out these five ideas on how to make water a more popular choice for your kids. Offer water as a refreshing drink when your kids come in from playing outside. Not only will it keep them hydrated, but it will help them associate being thirsty with reachi... {Read More}

Spring Has Sprung: Now Ditch The Sugar!

by HocoUnsweetened on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 01:50:17 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

It’s official! Spring has sprung. And this year, we’re taking spring cleaning in a new direction. We’re cleaning out our pantries and fridges to dump the sugar, and we’re choosing better beverages for the new season. Join us in saying goodbye to the sugary drinks, and hello to healthier options like homemade, natur... {Read More}

Don't Super Size the Sugary Drinks at your Super Bowl Party

by HocoUnsweetened on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 09:08:01 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

Are you getting ready to cheer on the Ravens this Sunday as they take on the 49ers in the Super Bowl? When you get together with your friends and family to cheer on Baltimore, make sure that healthier beverage choices are part of your game plan. Super Bowl Sunday is one the biggest days for high calorie and high sugar consumption. Betwee... {Read More}

Make Over Your Holiday Cheer

by HocoUnsweetened on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:19:41 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

Drink In The Holidays (Not the Sugar). Over the next month, you'll spend a lot of time with a glass in your hand. Between office parties, neighborhood gatherings, and family events, you'll be sipping, swirling, and toasting for weeks on end. But most festive drinks pack the calories of a milkshake, so beware of the 1-to-6 pounds the ave... {Read More}

How To Make Spa Water

by HocoUnsweetened on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 08:04:04 PM

Category: Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Don’t be fooled by the fancy name. Spa water is simply chilled water with natural, sugar-free flavors. Lemon. Cucumber. Rosemary. Blueberries. Whatever is on hand can work.  Try one at a time, or double up. One popular mix is citrus and rosemary. All you need is a glass pitcher (a see-through one, preferably), or a counterto... {Read More}

How to Read Between the Lines

by HocoUnsweetened on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 02:43:32 PM

Category: Tips & Tricks

Anything that comes with fine print is worth investigating. Especially if it’s something you’re going to eat or drink. Here’s how. Scan the ingredients Ingredients are listed from “most” to “least.” Look to see where sugar falls on the list. And when we say sugar, we mean corn syrup, golden syru... {Read More}


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