Lifestyle

The Bee’s Knees

        All I wanted was food all day long. I was a ferocious snack eating machine. It was ridiculous. If I wasn’t eating, I was starved, so I took to eating healthy snacks like carrots, bananas, and granola throughout my day. Everywhere I went, I felt like I was packing food for a day trip for a family of four. Yes, I was eating healthy snacks, which is fantastic, but I was still hungry 99.9% of the time. I did not understand why I was constantly eating, but constantly hungry. Then, it hit me.
        My choice of breakfast foods sucked, and quite literally. My sugary bowl of milk and crunchy goodness was sucking the life out of my day. Every morning, I ate sugary cereal for breakfast, anything and everything from Cocoa Puffs to Captain Crunch. (Who can blame me? Cocoa puffs are delicious!) When I made the conscious decision to eat a wholesome healthy breakfast, the change was unbelievable. In the beginning, I would still pack loads of fruits and veggies to snack on, but I couldn’t even get through half of what I had packed. Because I had eaten a breakfast that my metabolism couldn’t blow through in 30 minutes, I became less tired, less hungry throughout the day, and honestly, less grouchy.
        We hear all of the time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I wholeheartedly advocate that it is. Do I still snack on fruits and veggies? Absolutely! But I am finding more and more that the bigger and better breakfast that I eat, the smaller amount of snacks I need to get me to my next meal.
        As of lately, one thing that I have frequently added to my breakfast routine is, and I am not exaggerating when I say this, the best honey known to man. It’s a funny story, really. When my husband and I were on vacation in Maui (take me back!) we frequented a local farmer’s market that had all kinds of delicious foods. We took a particular liking to an acai bowl that had the most delectable honey on top. Previous to this experience, I thought that all honey was created equal–oh how wrong I was. This honey was unlike anything that I had ever tasted before. So sweet, so delicious. It became vastly clear to my husband and I that we needed this honey in our lives. We scoured the farmer’s market and snatched up the very last jar–hallelujah! We purchased the whopping 47-ouncer (whoa, nellie) and headed home the next day.
        Because of our newly acquired monster honey jar, our check-in bag weighed too much at the Delta Airlines scale, so we had to heave mounds of clothes into our carry-ons in front of the never ending line of travelers (it was embarrassing). But, so worth it! I know I may seem a bit dramatic, but this honey will change your life. Honey butter on toast–delicious. Peanut butter and honey sandwich–yum. Honey on fresh fruit and granola–does it get any better than that? Big Island Bees honey makes me question what the heck kind of honey have I been eating my whole life? The only downside is, it will ruin you for ever again eating average store bought honey. No doubt, you will become a honey snob. So, if you are looking to sweeten up your breakfast routine, Big Island Bees honey is one way to do it. Moral of the story–breakfast is important and Big Island Bees honey is amazing.

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