You've likely heard about all the amazing health benefits of eating honey. People are crazy for this delicious golden nectar, and it's no mystery why! Not only is it great for you, but it's also easy to incorporate into a ton of different dishes.
Here are five amazing and life-changing ways to eat honey throughout the day.
1. Use Honey as a Sugar Substitute
One of the best ways to incorporate honey into your diet is by making it your go-to sugar substitute.
Honey is sweet by nature, and it's marginally better for you than eating plain sugar. If you like sugar in your coffee or tea, try honey instead. If you're a baker, try using an equivalent measure of honey in your recipes instead of sugar.
Most of the time, you won't even notice a difference when using honey instead of sugar. Other times, you may prefer the rich taste that honey gives! It all depends on the dish, so testing this out on multiple foods is recommended.
Of course, you still shouldn't get carried away with using honey as sugar. It's still a sweetener and still contains sugar. It might be delicious, but in excess, it will lead to weight gain.
If you want the healthiest option, try raw honey!
2. Make a Honey Roasted Nut Mix
For a delicious and addictive snack, try baking honey over your favorite nut mix.
Some of the best nuts to do this with are walnuts and almonds, but it's dealers choice here. Peanuts, cashews, and brazil nuts would also be delicious.
First, you want to take a good portion of the nuts and lay them out on a baking sheet. Next, drizzle a layer of honey all over the nuts. You don't need to go crazy, just make sure they're all coated.
At this point, you can also add some salt or cinnamon. This will add an extra sweet and salty component to the dish. It's up to you!
Heat your oven to 350, and put your nuts in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once they're done, you'll have an irresistible sweet and salty honey-roasted nut mixture perfect for snacking. Whip this one out at your next party and watch it get devoured in minutes.
3. Make an Amazing Honey Mustard Glaze
One pairing you may have never considered is honey and fish. Turns out, you can make a pretty amazing salmon glaze using honey and a few other choice ingredients.
For this one, you'll need:
• Honey (about 2 tablespoons)
• Soy sauce (2 tablespoons)
• Dijon mustard (2 teaspoons)
• Lime juice (1 tablespoon)
• Salmon fillets
• Water (1 tablespoon)
The first step is making the glaze. Get a bowl and add your honey, soy sauce, mustard, lime juice, and a tablespoon of water. Whisk all of this together well and you've got your glaze—it's that easy!
Next, cook your salmon up however you prefer. One of the best ways is to heat up a pan of olive oil and cook your salmon in it. All you'll need is a few minutes on each side for a delicious, evenly cooked fish.
Plate your salmon, then add your glaze. You can pour it over the fish, or use a glazing brush for best effect. Now all that's left is to dig in!
The honey-mustard glaze gives your salmon a great mix of sweet and savory flavors. Guaranteed you'll fall in love with this one.
4. Make Your Own Honey Butter
Adding a bit of honey to a dish is a great way to give it a whole new flavor profile. Honey butter is one of the best ways to prove this.
Making honey butter is one of the easiest things you'll ever have to do. All you need to make 10 servings of this amazing treat is:
• 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp of room temperature butter
•1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey
Just get a small bowl and mix the honey and butter together until it's nice and smooth. Store the honey butter covered in the fridge, and use it to your heart's content.
Honey butter is great on toast, baels, mixed into yogurt, and on top of granola. It can also be used to substitute butter in a lot of recipes. If you want a diverse way to add honey to your dishes, it doesn't get any easier than this!
5. Add Honey to Your Vegetables
Know someone who's picky about their vegetables? Maybe that person is even you? Try this delicious honey-roasted vegetable recipe.
All you need is:
• 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut small
• 3-4 carrots, cut small
• 2-3 parsnips, peeled and cut small
• 1/4 cup honey (more if you want a sweeter result)
• Salt and pepper
• Thyme (4 sprigs)
• Olive oil (2 tbsp)
Take a baking dish and toss all your ingredients together in it (except the seasonings). Mix them up well to make sure everything is properly coated. Now, top that mixture off with your thyme, salt, and pepper.
Pop this dish into an oven preheated to 375 degrees until everything has browned. This will take between 45 minutes and an hour on average, so keep an eye on it. Once it's done, take it out and serve it up!
This is a simple and amazing side-dish for just about any dinner. The honey gives these vegetables a sweet but not overwhelmingly so burst of flavor. If you have kids that struggle to get their vegetables down, this is a delicious and easy solution.
There Are so Many Ways to Eat Honey
Now you know five exciting and simple ways to eat honey every day. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Honey is one of the most versatile foods out there, and it can be added to just about anything for a delectable, sweet spin. For a good source of it, make sure to try Bee Baltic.
If you're looking for more ways to eat honey, or for new recipes in general, check out some of our other recipes. You're sure to find something you love.