04Dec
2014
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honey-diet

3 Exciting Ways to Get More Honey in Your Diet

Are you looking for some new recipes to try?  Have you ever thought of using granulated honey when you cook?  This is a great way to boost the flavor of your recipes. Even better, introducing honey into your diet can provide you with amazing health benefits. The following are three exciting honey filled recipes to try and most of the ingredients can be found online at places like shop.honeyville.

 

1 – Honey Roasted Peanuts

 

If you love to snack, then honey-roasted peanuts might be for you. This snack is high in protein, and you can easily make your own if you have the following ingredients:

 

  • 1 pound dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon of kosher salt

 

To prepare, preheat your oven at 300 degrees. Then, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Next, combine the salt and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl. Boil the honey in a saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes and remove the pan from the heat. Then, add the peanuts to the pan and mix. Once the peanuts are fully coated in honey, transfer them to the metal mixing bowl. Cover them with the salt and sugar mixture, and place them on the parchment paper.

 

Cook the peanut mixture for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes while baking.

 

2 – Spiced Honey Pretzels

 

Spiced honey pretzels are also a popular snack, and they are easy to make. You need the following ingredients for this sweet and spicy dish.

 

  • 4 cups of pretzel sticks
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder

 

Add pretzels to a bowl. Melt the butter. Then mix honey, butter, onion powder, and chili powder. Drizzle the mixture onto the pretzels and toss the bowl to make sure each pretzel is coated. Place the coated pretzels on a pan covered with foil.

 

Bake the pretzels for eight minutes at 350 degrees. Stir once during while they are baking.

3 – Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

 

For a healthy holiday treat, snack on honey cinnamon roasted chickpeas. This recipe will remind you of the popular cinnamon almonds. However, it offers a little more variety and a unique crunchy flavor. Even better, you only need the following ingredients for the dish.

 

  • 15 oz. can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

 

To make this delicious snack, begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Then, drain the chickpeas. Rinse them thoroughly with cold water to make sure the starch is removed. Let them dry on a paper towel.

 

Mix the cinnamon, sugar, and oil together in a bowl. Add the chickpeas to the bowl and stir until they are evenly coated. Place them on a baking sheet and cook for 35 to 45 minutes. Make sure that they are not soft in the middle. Next, mix the hot chickpeas in a bowl of honey. Then, spread them on a baking sheet to dry.

 

Don’t these recipes sound appetizing? Try them today. The best part is you will be consuming honey – an ingredient that offers great health benefits for your body.