VitaFiber Low Carb Recipes - Healthy Sugar Alternative

Alight my friends!

Have you heard of VitaFiber natural sugar alternative?

There have been LOTS of extra protein (low carb) recipes on the internet lately that uses this sweetener so I wanted to find out more about it.

From my research, simply put, it is a natural sweetener derived from natural agricultural products.  It is almost ALL FIBER!  It's also low on the GI index and has less calories than sugar. (Although, it still has a decent amount as you can see below.) The reason it can be called "low carb" is because "net carbs" are always calculated by total carbohydrates grams MINUS the fiber grams.  Overall, it seems to me, it is quite a healthy natural sugar alternative.

nutritional info on Vitafiber

Is is also a prebiotic so it can really help with your digestive health.

Anyway, I asked them to send me some samples so I could try it out and tell you what I think. You guys all know by now that I'm all about yummy healthy things :-)  

First I wanted to try making a NOUGAT - yep, when I was little I loved those BIG HUNK bars. Anyone remember those?  They were white, stretchy, had a few nuts in them and LOADED with sugar.  Sticky cavity making sugar (sorry mom) :-)

vanilla nougat no sugar vitafiber bar

This recipe was incredibly simple - it makes ONE bar.

Vanilla Almond Nougat Bar

6 Tbsp VitaFiber Syrup
6 Tbsp Egg Whites
12 Chopped Almonds
Dash of Almond Extract

Combine the egg whites, syrup and extract in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for around 15 minutes (stirring occasionally) Next add in your chopped nuts and stir another 2-4 minutes. You want it to turn white and thick like chewing gum.  You could test if it's ready by taking a piece and putting it in cold water.  If it gets hard, you know you've cooked it enough.

Once it's cooked, put it on a piece of parchment paper and mold it into a bar.  You can then put it into the refrigerator (or freezer if you want) and let it set.  It should be ready in 30-60 minutes.

It was a bit sticky, and I did have to stir a long time but I did love the taste :-)

no sugar nougat vanilla vitafiber bar recipe

I also wanted to make a protein bar.  Quest sent me their latest protein powders  - Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Peanut Butter :-) :-)

 So I made a Vanilla Coconut Almond Cashew Bar.
(Can I add any more flavors to that LOL!)

coconut almond cashew protein bar quest protein powder

Vanilla Coconut Almond Cashew Protein Bar

1 package Vanilla Quest Protein Powder (a little over 1/4 cup)
2 Tbsp VitaFiber syrup
5-10 chopped almonds
1 Tbsp coconut flakes
1 Tsp cashew butter
(a sprinkle of water if necessary)

Just mix all together and knead with your hands to form a bar.  (-:

Personally, I prefered the Quest Protein Bars from the store, but I always like when someone else makes something, it seems to tastes better LOL!

quest protein powder coconut almond bar

And lastly, I thought I would give some Sugar Free Almond Brittle a try.  This was FAST, opposite of the slow stirring nougat!  It makes about 15 medium pieces.

no sugar vitafiber almond brittle

Almond Brittle 
(in the microwave - easy)

1/2 cup Vitafiber powder
3 Tbsp Vitafiber syrup
20 Almonds chopped
1 Tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Combine almonds, Vitafiber powder and syrup, salt in a glass bowl.
Cook in microwave till bubbly (around 2-3 minutes on MY microwave)
Stir in butter and vanilla - cook 45 seconds longer
Quickly pour in baking soda and stir just till mixture is foamy.
Pour immediately into greased baking sheet.
Let cool till set!
Break into pieces and serve.


In my opinion, (you can read more good informational reviews on the Amazon links) Vitafiber seems like a fun and healthy alternative to sugar.  I will continue researching and playing around with recipes :-)

Here is a link to read more about the product yourself!
FAQ about VitaFiber

Nougat and Brittle inspiration found on Bodybuilding Pantry
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