Honey is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. For quite a while now, I’ve been reducing the amount of sugar in my diet. I have found that honey is a great replacement for sugar. It has a wonderful flavor and is often sweeter than table sugar, so I can add less of it to recipes. FitDay challenges the idea that honey is better for you than white sugar, but does concede the many health benefits of honey.
Health Benefits of Honey. Raw honey has antiviral and antibacterial properties that may actually boost your immune system. Already have a cold? Honey can help suppress a cough, too. This article at MedicalNewsToday says honey can also help heal wounds and burns, fight infections, and prevent acid reflux. Who knew that yummy sweet stuff had so many good properties??
I use honey on a regular, if not daily, basis. I add it to my tea, as well as dressings, marinades, muffins, etc. Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including honey in your meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Wednesday – Eating Out
Thursday – Slow-Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Oven-Roasted Broccoli
Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Honey Poppyseed Dressing
Saturday – Baked Salmon with a Honey Balsamic Glaze, Rice, Roasted Asparagus
Sunday – Honey Mustard Chicken Kabobs, Spaghetti Squash with Steamed Broccoli
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Elisabeth has quit buying white sugar, and relies on honey for sweetness. She found that it also helped her when she was sick last winter. She used it to soothe her sore throat, and shared her recipe for a Health Restoring Drink. For dinner this week, she’s starting with Oven-Baked Pancakes with Blueberries, Tuna Apple Salad, Fruited Spinach Melon Salad, Broccoli Quesadillas, Pizza, Smoothies, and Fish.
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Lori says the honey disappears quickly at her house. They like to use it in tea, dressings, and sauces. Lori likes to use it to soothe sore throats, too. This week, she’s using it in a dipping sauce for Chicken Nuggets, in the dressing for Love Potion Salad, and on Drop Biscuits. Other meals at her house this week will include Pizza, Chicken Kebabs, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Steaks.
Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus with us this week.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Cherries in your meals.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.
Need more menu ideas?
- Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
- Or, check out some of my past menu plans.