The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on honey

So, you’ve got a sweet tooth? Want to know the best way to sweeten your coffee if you just can’t stand to drink your first cup of the day without a sweet edge? Honey.

Honey definitely beats regular sugar for a number of reasons. First, it’s unprocessed. Second, it contains antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins (while not so many, it’s better than none).

Honey is useful in any situation where you would have used sugar – not just in sweetening coffee or tea. You can use it in baking, put it on toast, use it to sweeten Greek yogurt, and also to make salad dressings.

Obviously, honey is not recommendable as a diet staple. You don’t need sweetness in high quantity. If you feel you do, then you may have some form of sugar ‘addiction’ to deal with.

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But honey is certainly a good ingredient to have around if you’re concerned with eating the healthy way and using quality ingredients.

One thing to make sure of, is to buy real honey. Read the food label carefully to avoid being conned into buying honey-flavoured syrup. Also make sure that it is environmentally friendly & badger-friendly honey… just ‘Google’ the brand before you buy. Or find a local beekeeper and buy their produce.

Honey and Soy Chicken Strips with Dirty Couscous recipe

 

Honey Iced Tea recipe

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

 

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