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  1. Low GI Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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    March 4, 2009 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake

    This cake is built around rich and nutty tasting ingredients that melt in your mouth. Empty-calorie, high GI white flour is replaced by fiber-rich, vitamin-and mineral-dense ground hazelnuts. The lasting mouth feel is the result of the primarily unsaturated fat in the nuts.

    This cake stands proudly on its own – no frosting or ice cream can add to its most satisfying taste. If you must, try just a slight dusting of powdered sugar on the top of the cake. keep reading »


  2. Low GI Recipe: Chocolate Applesauce Cupcake

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    November 2, 2008 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Chocolate Apple Sauce Cupcake and Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

    You just can’t imagine how light and moist and tasty these cupcakes are unless you try them! Any nutritionist would agree that eating one of these treats is 186 calories well spent.

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  3. Low GI Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

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    October 8, 2008 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Chocolate Apple Sauce Cupcake and Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

    Thirty seconds to prepare, thirty seconds to mix, and then take your time to enjoy this luscious creamy treat.

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Gushers vs Tricklers


"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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