How to Use Honey to Improve Your Cooking and Your Health

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Use honey as a better-for-you sweetener in cooking and baking
How to Use Honey to Improve Your Cooking and Your Health
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Honey is a delicious alternative to refined sugar.

Use honey to create a glaze for salmon. The honey gives the fish a slightly sweet and caramelized exterior. As an added bonus, honey may even play a role in helping flush excess fat from the body.
Click here for our Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon recipe.


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Honey is loaded with natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Try using honey to make salad dressing. Then, pour it onto vitamin-packed vegetables for a meal that can help keep you healthy.
Click here for our Harvest Kale Salad with Honey-Miso Dressing recipe.


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Honey and carrots are both good sources of antioxidants. Try them together for a delicious and healthy side dish.
Click here for our citrus-honey glazed carrots recipe.


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With just four basic ingredients (the recipe calls for white truffle honey and smoked salts, but you can substitute both the honey and salt that you have on hand), this snack is a simple and delicious way to take advantage of honeys many health benefits.
Click here for our Crostini with Ricotta and Truffle Honey recipe.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.