There was a time, not too long ago, when my family was on a strict diet of zero gluten, zero dairy, and very low sugar. There were certain health issues that made me consider these restrictions. After years of experimenting and seeing what works and what doesn’t seem to make a difference (for my family at least), I can say that a low dairy and relatively low sugar diet works well for us. By relatively low, I mean compared to the SAD (Standard American Diet). So, when I see a recipe that calls for 1 cup of sugar, I immediately half the amount. And you know what? It still tastes great. We don’t even notice that we’re compromising anymore. In fact, our sugar desensitization has left us cringing whenever we taste anything by ‘normal’ sugar standards.