Healthy Blogs with Honey

Here we’ve gathered our Healthy Blogs from Waxing Kara. If you are looking to clean up your diet, you’ve arrived at the right place. This healthy blog features recipes that are easy to make in support of a healthy diet. It’s a new year, time for a new plan. For many of us, the new year comes with new resolutions. We vow to eat a better diet, or be more consistent exercise, or spend less time online. We’ve probably all tried making new year’s resolutions, but how often do we actually stick by our resolutions?

Food is medicine.

The truth is, making a few simple lifestyle changes may lead to feeling better. With any luck, when we feel better, we stick with our new habits, and when we are successful at making lifestyle changes, we “flip the switch” from being temporarily committed to half-hearted commitments to making permanent changes.

Healthy eats raw ingredients on slate

A few nights a week, make dinner at home. Whip up one of our favorite dishes for a healthier meal that both you and your family will love. Just before you clean up for the evening, set up some overnight oats, or put all the ingredients for your warm oatmeal together so that it can soak and soften making cooking time shorter in the morning.

Start the day off right during winter with oats. Any of our oatmeal recipes warm or cold will help refuel the body post-workout. Hearty, satisfying and warm in your belly. Natural sugar plus healthy fats equal success.

Basic simple overnight oats in weck jar topped with eastern shore honey and fresh berries on marble table with raw ingredients, fresh-picked blueberries, milk pitcher with napkin and fresh cut hydrangeas

Healthy Recipe Blogs

These recipes are all easy to adjust as you see fit. Add chicken or shrimp or leave the meat out, or switch up the spices or vegetables we suggest to suit your taste. If you prep your meals one or two nights a week, you have a better chance of success.

Make our soups and stews ahead of time and freeze them for later. Take them out of the freezer to defrost while you go about your day and heat the dishes up in the microwave or a one-serving crockpot. Everyone at the office will be jealous of your homemade warm meal.

Healthy Eating Blogs for Winter Evenings

Keep these chips on-hand for snacking. They are designed for your good health and they will grow on you. You have to trust me. If you’re cutting back on calories, these Kale Chips Recipe will help!

These crunchy, addictive kale chips will have your whole family begging for more kale. They are wonderful served alongside sandwiches, on their own or as a side to dinner.

Kale Chips Recipe

These Kale Chips are sweet, spicy and cheesy, the kind of cheesy that is non-dairy thanks to nutritional yeast. It’s not gross, I swear.

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Soups, Stews, and Chili are filling and delicious.

Packed with all of our favorite veggies and beans, our Sweet+Spicy Honey Chili is made with beer and honey, just add toppings and serve with a loaf of crusty bread for a satisfying well-balanced vegan meal.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Beer

Sweet and Spicy Chili

Chili is such a perfect dish for any weeknight evening. It doesn’t require a lot of time to fix and it’s a filling, healthy, and delicious meal to prepare. We think this Sweet Spicy Chili is borderline comfort food.

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Our Carrot Ginger Soup is so delicious it’s hard to believe how simple these healthy eats are to make. I find the most nourishing and delicious foods also are the foods that require only a few ingredients and come together in less than an hour including prep time.

Prefect any time of the year! This easy homemade Carrot Ginger Soup so delicious it’s hard to believe how simple it is to make.

Easy Carrot Ginger Soup

Our Carrot Ginger soup is so delicious it's hard to believe how simple it is to make. I find the most nourishing foods also are the foods that require only a few ingredients and come together in less than an hour including prep time.

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This Lentil Soup recipe comes from our friend Joyce C. Wallace. You’ll find it to be a hearty and satisfying meal that will brighten any dark evening and leave you feeling satisfied. We were able to make this recipe in less than an hour, and you can make it ahead of time and freeze for even faster prep!

This lentil soup recipe is a nutritional powerhouse. It combines the nutrients, protein, good carbs & fiber in lentils with the antioxidant power of veggies.

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup is a hearty and satisfying meal that is low in calories. Lentils are rich in iron, folate and an excellent source of protein. Lentils also pack polyphenols that may reduce heart disease risk factors.

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Who knew you could make sweet potatoes into a delicious stew? This Sweet Potato Chili is smoky, sweet, and hearty enough to be piled over top of rice or mashed potatoes. Pair it with a green salad for a well rounded, plant-based meal any night of the week.

Sweet Potato Chili served over rice

Sweet Potato Chili

This sweet potato chili is made with a mix of beans, veggies, and spices that make a hearty, satisfying dish.

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Healthy Sides, Slaws and Salads

Sweet potatoes are the “white hat” carbohydrate. The good one that gives you the right kind of energy. It’s also good for balancing hormones. These healthy mashed sweet potatoes are comfort food for do-gooders.

healthy mashed sweet potatoes with pine nuts and craisins and herb garnish on wood table

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Carbohydrates anyone? These are the good ones. Perfect for energy. If you're active, you need clean carbohydrates to fuel your workouts.

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Ever notice how lots of store-bought slaws have tons of sugar? Even in restaurants lately, I notice that everything from cucumber salad to coleslaw contains sugar. Well, here we offer up a process-sugar-free healthy slaw.

Healthy slaw in white bowl on metal table

Healthy Slaw

This recipe is so easy to make, and it’s so good for you and your digestion, it’s a perfect addition to any meal any time of the year.

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This Honey-Glazed Acorn Squash tastes so good that you may not realize how good it is for you. Acorn Squash is a powerhouse with one of the highest amounts of Vitamin A and polyphenolic compounds. When you combine this veggie with the flavors of cinnamon and honey, you’ll be amazed that such flavor could come from a squash! One of our favorite healthy eats.

Our Healthy Blogs feature many of the ingredients grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

This Honey Glazed Acorn Squash tastes so good that you may not realize how good it is for you. When you combine this veggie with the flavors of cinnamon and honey, you’ll be amazed that such flavor could come from a squash!

Roasted Squash Salad

When you combine this veggie with the flavors of cinnamon and honey, you'll be amazed that such flavor could come from a squash! In this Roasted Squash Salad recipe, we are using our rich Buckwheat Honey.

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I first had a version of this kale salad at the Ranch at Live Oak. Chef Kurt Steeber made amazing vegan food, and this is our best version of his salad. You won’t be disappointed with this recipe and you can add or take away anything to make it your own.

This kale salad eats like a meal. You will be surprised at how satisfying this simple salad is.

Kale Salad

I first had a version of this kale salad at the Ranch at Live Oak. This salad is a delicious meal that only takes a short time to pull together and you can make it the night before and it will stay crisp and fresh for more than 24 hours.

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Try these easy pickled onions on top of the kale salad, or on any salad for that matter. You can make a batch of these and store them in a glass jar in the fridge for weeks. They add depth to any meal, and just taste special!

Red Pickled Onions in a Bale Jar made with honey for easy pickled onion recipe

Easy Pickled Onions

This recipe will turn any salad, burger or piece of fish into a work of art in no time!

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Thai Green Papaya Salad (also known as Som Tum) is very light and would make a perfect side to any stir fry.  Adding grilled shrimp makes this salad a completely satisfying meal.

thai green papaya salad with green beans, tomatoes, peanuts, with a tangy pungent chili lime dressing in white bowl on placemat

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad (aka Som Tum) combines sweet, sour, salty and spice perfectly balanced for the palette. This low-cost, low-calorie, nutritious salad. Easy to make and impressive.

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This amazing spinach and fruit salad is simply delicious. Salads can be made into a meal just by selecting all the right ingredients and pick a protein of your choice. One and done. we all like that!

Fruit and Spinach Salad for Traditional Easter Dinner

Spinach and Fruit Salad

Spinach and fruit go together like peas and carrots. Try this salad as an appetizer or a main course.

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These little Roasted Cherry Tomatoes pack a mean punch. I never would have guessed that these would change the complexion of an average salad, or add a new dimension to a plate of noodles, but they do!

Mixed tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomato Recipe

This Roasted Cherry Tomato Recipe is perfect to serve on top of pasta, alongside roasted honey mustard chicken or warm on top of a beautiful kale salad. Delicious and easy to make.

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If you are looking for inspiration, try this Fish Dish. Serve it with some deep dark leafy greens like sautéed rainbow swiss chard or kale to make it a complete meal. It took about 20 minutes end-to-end to make this recipe and you’ll love it.

A fish dish preparation that's easy to make and delicious.

Fish Dish

This recipe is all about what appeals to you. If you prefer a white flakey fish to a firm meaty fish choose snapper over trout, treat yourself!

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Fresh from the fish-monger, this honey-glazed salmon is delicious. If you want to grill this salmon on a cedar plank, you need to plan ahead. We don’t always have time to do that, but if you make the time, it’s worth the effort.

Honey-Glazed Salmon

Our Honey Citrus Glazed Salmon is a perfect light meal, and it's made all the better with fresh-caught fish.

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This Thai Shrimp Stew recipe is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night. Thai cuisine is among the healthiest foods you can eat. Many of the fresh herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, and lemongrass possess immune-boosting and disease-fighting properties. Then she adds kale to make it even better for you.

Thai Shrimp Stew

Thai Shrimp and Kale Stew

This Thai Shrimp Stew recipe is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night. Thai cuisine is among the healthiest foods you can eat.

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We have another altogether new roundup for healthy desserts, but just in case you want just a couple of options, here are a few.

And for a guilt-free dessert, try this Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding, chia seeds, waxing kara honey and raspberries on the table

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you've never used chia before, you might be a little leery. Don't be! The fine seeds add body and texture to dressings and breakfast bowls and are packed with minerals and fiber.

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Surprise your family with this surprise chocolate pudding made with avocados. They will never know.

It'd be a shame if you had boycotters of this vegan chocolate pudding just because the main ingredient is green. Save the surprise for after it's gone.

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Here’s the plan, get everyone excited about dessert, present these beautiful pudding cups that you’ve perfectly garnished with your favorite nuts, hemp hulls, whatever you wish, and after everyone’s all finished, let them know the surprise chocolate pudding is made with avocado!

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These macaroons are guilt-free! Mostly egg whites, really and coconut and maybe some chocolate if you’re in the mood. Enjoy them after dinner, or as an afternoon snack.

Coconut Macaroons and coffee maker on kitchen counter with our Spring honey from Chesterhaven Beach Farm

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

These light cookies are gluten-free and delicious. They are actually good for you.

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Skip the dairy with this dairy-free panna cotta recipe. I had fun watching this come together as panna cotta was not something I have ever made. My friend Joyce showed me how easy it is. I have an unstoppable sweet tooth and enjoy having dessert options that are light on guilt.

Dairy-Free Panna Cotta is a cold Italian custard, often served with fruit sauce or caramel syrup. In Italian it translates to “cooked cream”.

Dairy-Free Panna Cotta Recipe

This was the first time I've made panna cotta and it may have been the first time that I have eaten it. I just love how the vanilla bean disperses and provides a wonderful flavor to this lightly sweet dessert.

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Eating a healthy diet isn’t as hard as we think. It’s a commitment and ultimately it’s a lifestyle decision. Sometimes it means making tough choices when dining out. We will continue to strive to bring you recipes in support of your healthy diet.

If you craft up any of our healthy eats, share a photo with the hashtag #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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