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This Is How Honey Makes These 25 Recipes (And Your Life) Better

Honey has been around as a sweetener much longer than sugar. Isn’t it about time it took the sweetening reins back over?

When used in moderation, honey has many health benefits – especially when it’s local. Honey helps bodies adjust to local allergens, lessening allergies up to 60% according to some studies. Honey can be used as a cough suppressant, boosts energy and may even help with short term memory. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s loaded with antioxidants, amino acids and a wide array of vitamins and minerals.

With farmers market season just around the corner, there’s no reason not to start slowly implementing honey into your recipes.

1. Energy Bar Bites

Energy Bar Bites

Sometimes your sweet tooth takes over you, leaving you consumed with the need to get your next fix (just me?). Luckily, these energy bar bites are as sweet as they are good for you.

2. No Bake Coconut Crack Bars

Coconut Bars

These no bake desserts have a very fitting name. Just try to have just one.
Luckily, they won’t leave you feeling guilty after you’ve eaten the full pan.

3. Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

Combine the vitamins, protein, amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon with the benefits of honey mentioned above and you’ve got yourself quite the meal. Go ahead, make this meal and then pat yourself on the back for your delicious, deceitfully healthy dinner.

4. Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Honey Lime Vinaigreitte

Take your salad to the next level with this vinaigrette. In fact, take anything you would make vinaigrette with to the next level. Tangy and sweet, this vinaigrette is also full of antioxidants (limes), polyphenols (grape seed oil) and...  Read More

Kristiena Sartorelli

Kristiena is a freelance writer living in Chicago. She also writes about cities in the Midwest for Movoto Real Estate. Occasionally, she struggles with brevity and smudges on her glasses. Follow her on twitter for some great jokes, social commentary and the occasional song parody.

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