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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 December 13, 2018

              12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

              12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

              Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

              A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

              1. Eat Before Heading Out

              First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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              2. Select The Treats

              Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

              3. Avoid Skipping Meals

              Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

              4. Drink With Moderation

              It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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              5. Be Active

              You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

              6. Get Out Of The House

              Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

              7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

              Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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              8. Set Realistic Goals

              You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

              9. Enjoy Yourself

              Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

              10. Drink A Lot Of Water

              This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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              11. Eat Less And More Often

              Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

              12. Prioritize Your Workouts

              Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

              So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

              Happy Holidays everyone!

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