The Benefits of Honey (plus a yummy goat cheese spread recipe)

This post about the Benefits of Honey is made possible by the National Honey Board.
Discover the Benefits of Honey With more than 300 varietals in the United States alone, it’s no wonder that versatile culinary ingredient. It can be used in any dish complementing and enhancing a variety of foods and flavors: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory.

I using honey in the kitchen, whether it’s adding it to tea, drizzling it on toast, using it in a marinade for chicken, we go through so much in our house.  Last week I attend this really cool event at the Seattle Art Museum to learn even more about the benefits of honey and also to eat some delicious foods made with honey, including a tasty goat cheese spread.

The goat cheese spread was so delicious, I had to make it at home too!


Looks yummy right? Here’s the recipe card they shared with me at the event so you can make it too!

Goat Cheese Spread with Honey #BenefitsofHoney

Beyond the tastebuds, there are other benefits of honey.

In Beauty: Honey is a humectant. This means it attracts and retains moisture. Consider adding honey to your skin care routine and enjoy it’s skin moisturizing benefits.

Salt scrub with honey.

Energy: Honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates and 64 calories per teaspoon. It’s considered an all natural energy booster. It’s a great pick-me-up so consider packing some along with your water bottle when you head to the gym.

Add honey to your water for a natural energy boost #BenefitsofHoney

Soother: Have a pesky cough? For centuries honey has been used as a natural cough suppressant.

Honey is a great addition to a natural cough syrup. #benefitsofhoney

Please note: It is very important to wait until after a child is one year of age before introducing them to honey. If you have questions about this please speak to your licensed health care provider.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. I was just surfing Twitter and when I saw you and your absolutely fabulous hair, I just wanted to come by and formally introduce myself. We follow each other on Twitter, but haven’t really interacted all that much.

    Anywhoo, I’m Katie and I have a healthy living blog called Hungry Beastling. I checked out a few of your posts and each and every one of them were just awesome, especially all your recipes!!! I’m a foodie. And I am hungry at the moment, so I just spent the last few minutes torturing myself…

    This goat cheese dip looks and sounds, uh…phenomenal. Goat cheese ranks up there among some of my favorite foods. And if you pair that bad boy with a hunk of olive bread? Holy caca, I’ve died and gone to heaven.

    But, I digress.

    Goat cheese in its sweet form is equally divine. I already tweeted and pinned this post because I plan on making your dip over and over again! Gaaaaah, can’t wait! Oh, and have you ever had goat cheese cheesecake? It’ll leave you speechless. Unless I’m making it and then you’ll probably never want to touch goat cheese after that;-)

    I hope you’re smiling and having the most wonderful week up there in Seattle!

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