Honey for the Holiday Table

Hosting, planning, parties, oh my! When you’ve got an already busy schedule, planning for the holidays can seem like a lot to manage. We’ve got you covered with tips & tricks to help plus recipes galore. Get ready to enjoy hosting this holiday season!

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Strategize Early

The best way to avoid the holiday-hosting panic is to start planning early. Make your grocery lists well in advance and decide what you can make ahead of time. Try getting those dry ingredients that don’t expire quickly so that your pantry is fully stocked and ready to go. Use these tips for your shopping cart when you trek to the store.

Those meal planning skills can come in handy when preparing for the holidays too! Once you’ve decided what you can make ahead of time, take it one dish at a time. Chop, slice and dice what ingredients you can so they’re ready to throw together when you make your dishes. Build a day-of schedule and enlist the family for help!

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Go-to Ingredient

When preparing your lists and grocery shopping, be sure to grab raw and unfiltered honey. With its sweet and nuanced flavor, raw and unfiltered honey is a perfect pantry staple to boost any meal. And it’s so versatile! You can drizzle honey over vegetables, use it to marinate meat or fish, or even mix it into a salad dressings. Make sure to keep your pantry stocked with raw and unfiltered honey this season!

Holiday dish of baked pears with honey

Your Holiday Recipes

With lists made, food purchased, schedules created and honey in hand, you’re ready! Now it’s time to get cooking. Whether you’re looking for new holiday dishes or a different version of a classic, these recipes are perfect.

For starters, try bacon-wrapped apps, honey baked brie, baked pears or a delicious cheese board. Pair your appetizer with a festive holiday drink like iced apple cider or honey almond eggnog. They’re both processed-sugar-free!

When it comes to the main course, you can’t skip out on the sweet potato casserole. This recipe is fresher and lighter take on a holiday tradition. Pair that with baked chicken and grapes or honey horseradish ham for a classic holiday meal. For an easy make-ahead recipe, try this delicious pumpkin butternut and apple soup. It’s made in the crockpot so you can get other meal prepping done while it cooks!

And we can’t forget about dessert! For a little holiday spice, try this honey ginger carrot cake. Or for a chocolately indulgence, make some honey brownies.

Hosting the holidays can actually be easy! Plan ahead, take it one step at a time and enjoy checking those boxes off of your to-do list. Have a naturally sweet holiday season from Nature Nates!


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