During the winter months, it’s easy to crave warming foods that aren’t necessarily good for you. A lot of these foods can be full of sugar, which we all know, leads to fat. Many people are cutting down on their sugar intake, but if you haven’t already – we thought that we’d show you some easy ways to substitute sugar in dishes by using honey instead.

Lets start off by saying we’re not experts, but honey has a range of health benefits and is a natural way of getting a sweet fix.

We love adding honey to our dishes, and we think you will too!

Porridge/Oats

Porridge is a simple one.  If you’re adding sugar to your porridge, replace it with a small drizzle of honey and fruit such as berries. We love the sweet and soothing taste it gives to oats.

Smoothies

Another quick and easy breakfast that can quickly rack up your sugar intake for the entire day! You need to look out for the hidden sugars in the ingredients being added such as flavored or frozen yoghurts as well as the natural sugars in fruits. We much prefer the taste with a small spoonful of honey, especially when mixed with banana or berries. It allows you to satisfy your sweet cravings whilst not blowing your sugar intake for the day in one meal.

 

Muffins/Cakes

Baking can be a nightmare for those wanting to lose weight or keep a healthy/balanced diet. We love to substitute honey instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners! It makes things like muffins and cakes just that little bit better for you, so you wont feel as guilty taste testing a couple whilst you’re cooking!

Tea

I know it sounds silly, but do you have sugar in your tea? Why not substitute it for a teaspoon of honey instead? It gives your daily warm drink a comforting component and will naturally sweeten it up. Isn’t that a win-win?

 

Muesli/Cereals

A lot of pre-packaged cereals can be full of sugar or artificial sweeteners which is hard to avoid, right? Wrong! If you can, take the time to make your own! You can use oats, dried fruit, nuts and shredded coconut, mix it all with honey and bake it until lightly golden! This will give you a naturally sweetened toasted muesli for your breakfast each day and take out all those nasty sugars other pre-made cereals are filled with!

So there you have it everyone, some quick and easy ways to reduce your sugar intake, and replace added sugar with honey, which you can incorporate into your daily routine without much fuss, or breaking the bank!

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