Make This Your Year with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on January 20, 2017

Jungle honey lettuce cups

Can you believe that we are almost through the first month of the new year? Did you set any New Year's Resolutions for 2017? If eating better and getting fit are on your list, which is likely as it is the #1 resolution for 2017 according to Statistic Brain, then we're here to give you a sweet boost towards your goals with honey!

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.

Now everyone knows 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, prepare better-for-you snacks to keep at your desk, or clean up the meals hitting your dinner table, we've got 10 recipes that are sure to keep you right on track!

So, what are your 2017 goals? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below. With honey, we know that you can make 2017 your year!