Kick off Your New Year with Honey!

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Did anyone else overindulge over the holidays? We definitely did. After more than a month of stuffing ourselves full of all the rich holiday foods, holiday cookies and other sweet seasonal treats, we find ourselves in need of a major diet remodel, but don’t worry, our favorite little sweet treat certainly still plays a starring role.

Did you know that honey is a great ingredient to help you kick off your New Year’s resolutions? Whether this year you resolve to work out more, eat a little better, or even just cook more, this one-ingredient culinary marvel can get you there.

Did you know that honey is the ideal sidekick for the gym? Packing 17 grams of carbohydrates, the primary fuel for working muscles, per tablespoon, honey provides a sweet energy boost that will push you through your workout. Wondering how to work honey into your gym routine? Here are some fun ideas:

  • Staying hydrated is one of the most important tools for an athlete. Simply add honey to your bottle of water for an energy boost during your next workout.
  • Snacks are a great way to add extra fruits and vegetables to your diet. Try mixing peanut butter and honey, or honey and light cream cheese, as a dip for fresh fruits or vegetables
  • Peanut butter and honey sandwiches on whole wheat bread are a great, high-energy snack to provide a good combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat.
  • Since honey is a convenient, portable source of energy, take it with you for tournaments and long periods of activity to help sustain your energy levels.

We all know that diet plays a large part in living a good-for-you lifestyle, and this is where honey can really shine. Whether you’re looking to sweeten up your breakfast yogurt, blend up a delicious smoothie to jumpstart your workout, or clean up the meals hitting your dinner table, we’ve got 13 recipes that are sure to keep you right on track!

We want to hear from you! What are your New Years' resolutions? Whatever you are working towards this year we wish you the best of luck!