What do we do for sugar?
My children's diets are sugar free. (except if we are celebrating a birthday or other occasion) My husband and I will have something sweet on occasion. But I do not bake for my family. For dessert we often eat fruit or homemade ice cream.
If we are eating something that needs to be sweetened such as homemade ice cream, we use local raw honey or grade A maple syrup.
The harmful effects of sugar
Sugar is nothing but empty calories that have no nutritional value, it weakens your immune system and expands your waist line. Check out this great article on sugar.