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6 Heavenly Recipes With Honey That You’ll Regret Missing

6 Heavenly Recipes With Honey That You’ll Regret Missing

“Honey, I love honey!” says everyone. This golden sticky liquid not only tastes heavenly, regardless of how it is taken, it also has scientific benefits. The Egyptians used honey to adress their wounds. They also offered honey to their gods. This sticky sweet works as an inflammatory, and has anti bacterial resources. We use honey as a natural medicine for cold, in our diet, as a sugar substitute, for external beautification, in cooking, the list is endless.

Using honey in cooking gives the food a unique taste. If you have a jar of honey at home, I would suggest you to try at least one of these recipes here. You will have a sweet savoury food that will be safe to eat, even for a diabetes person. Here are 6 heavenly recipes with honey that are worth a try!

1. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

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    Preparations take a bit of time, something around 35 minutes, but the cooking time is less than 5 minutes. Yes, this is a very easy recipe that hardly takes time to make, and has only a few ingredients. Your family will love this meal. Just remember to not overcook your shrimps. They cook really fast. Remove them from the heat once they turn pink. That will leave them soft, and not chewy.

    2. Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs

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      If you are craving for some home made ribs, then this is the recipe for you. A mixture of herbs, some spices, soy sauce, and a cup of honey, these sticky ribs will surely leave you longing for more. This is a good Sunday dinner with your family.

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      3. Crunchy Honey Crusted Chops

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        You can make it as snacks, or you can give these amazingly delicious chops as tiffins to your kids. The chops have a combination of sweet and spicy crusts. And the best part is, it is quite straightforward to make.

        4. Honey Sesame Chili Potatoes

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          Another favorite snacks made with potatoes, this will surely win you hearts. A beautiful fusion of tomato ketchup, garlic, chilli sauce, and of course honey, this potato fingers are sweet, salty, and hot! Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the potatoes, and serve them hot to your guests.

          5. Honey Chicken

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            Honey chicken is not at all tough to cook. It is one of my favorite dishes. The glazing, glowing chicken with hints of sweet, tangy, salty flavors can be eaten with white rice, fried rice, or my personal favorite, jasmine rice. Just keep in check that you don’t over sweet the flavor, or put excess sauces in. It might just bitter the taste.

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            6. Honey Cake with Caramalized Pears

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              It would be unfair if I offer you no sweet dish made out of honey, beside all those sweet and savoury ones. So here is a simple cake infused with honey. The recipe is to the point, with no extra effort needed. You can top the cake off with caramalized pears, or you can put fresh strawberries, or any other berries, on it. If you go for fresh fruits, then drizzle some honey over them. This cake will surely top your, and your children’s favorite list.

              Besides making main meals, or desserts, honey can be used in drinks, in waffles, fruits, yogurts, and in many other items. This golden sticky yum is very versatile. Lastly, I would like to let you know that despite having so many scientific benefits, and versatility in cooking, it is always recommended not to feed honey to infants who are below one year. It is because honey contains spores of bacteria which can attack your infant’s undeveloped digestive system, and can cause botulism, a rare, but dangerous illness. Other than this, you can thoroughly enjoy food made out of honey. This liquid sure knows how to make dishes tastier!

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              Last Updated on September 18, 2020

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

              Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

              1. Exercise Daily

              It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

              If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

              Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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              If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

              2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

              Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

              One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

              This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

              3. Acknowledge Your Limits

              Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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              Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

              Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

              4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

              Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

              The basic nutritional advice includes:

              • Eat unprocessed foods
              • Eat more veggies
              • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
              • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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              Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                5. Watch Out for Travel

                Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                6. Start Slow

                Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                Final Thoughts

                Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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