XYLA HOLIDAY MENU LUNCH
I was invited to the beautiful Toca Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto for a special Healthy Holiday Lunch presented by Xyla® an "un-sugar" sugar replacement that is made from 100% Xylitol. It looks, tastes, cooks and bakes just like sugar.
It has so many benefits that it's hard not to take notice and consider it as a reason to ditch all of the other sugars you normally use.
Here are some of the benefits of using Xyla® (Xylitol)
- 40% less calories than sugar.
- 75% less carbs than sugar.
- Alkaline enhancing
- Anti-aging properties
- Aids in weight loss
- Maintains hormonal balance
- Slows steady release of energy
- Increases absorption of B vitamins and calcium
- Inhibits plaque and dental cavities up to 80%
- Diabetic friendly
- Low- glycemic
- Natural insulin stabilizer
- Diminishes sugar and carbohydrate cravings
- 100% Sustainable
- No GMO's and not derived from corn or manufactured in China.
The great chefs at Toca created a Healthy Holiday Menu that used Xyla® instead of sugar in the recipes. Xyla can be used the same way as sugar but there might need to be adjustments to make it work the same way as it doesn't caramelize exactly the same way.
This is the menu of the food we sampled. I can tell you that each dish was amazing and you don't even notice that anything is different. I especially loved their sticky toffee pudding. We were given copies of the recipes so I hope to try some of them this holiday season.
- Banana Bread French Toast accompanied with fresh berries
- Eggplant Caponata with sweet and sour sauce and pine nuts
- Tacchino Turkey, chestnut and mushroom stuffing, medley of potato and cranberry sauce
- Organic Salmon vegetable teriyaki
- Dolce Sticky Toffee Pudding, sour cream gelato and chai anglaise
I am not a big fan of products like Aspartame or Stevia because they are either chemicals or they just don't taste good or really aren't great products but I think Xyla is a great alternative to sugar.
Xyla is made from 100% naturally source xylitol – it goes through a natural steam ion exchange process to extract the xylitol from the birch wood pulp ( similar to how when a popcorn kernel is heated and goes pop) and aspartame is a chemical.
Other products available as seen in the photo above were gum, mints, mouthwash and toothpaste, jam, xyla packets for coffee or tea and sauces. I was given a few products to sample so I hope that I can get used to them and adopt them and replace some of the things I normally use.
Disclaimer* Lunch and a few product samples were provided gratis but the opinions of the products provided are mine. I was not compensated for this post.