As flu seasons approaches along with the holidays it’s always important to take care of yourself. Easier said than done, right? Here are a few tips to beat the cold weather and prevent stress before Christmas comes around.
Some of the best remedies are old-fashioned and easy to create in your own home, such as warm soup. Whether you have a cough or sore throat soup always seems to make you feel better. This Butternut Apple Honey Soup is not only delicious but contains a unique variety of ingredients that happen to be perfect for Thanksgiving or just a family gathering.
Butternut Apple Honey Soup
by Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D.
Photography by: Chris Court
1 tablespoon oil
2 diced shallots
5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 diced medium butternut squash
2 diced Granny Smith apples
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 teaspoons dried sage
1∕4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons Wedderspoon Manuka 16+ honey
Garnish: toasted walnuts
Per serving: 235 calories, 4 g fat (.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7.5 g protein, 48 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 160 mg sodium
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 diced shallots; cook 3 minutes. Add 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, 1 diced medium butternut squash, 2 diced Granny Smith apples, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 2 teaspoons dried sage, 1∕4 teaspoon nutmeg and salt to taste; simmer 30 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons honey; purée. Garnish: toasted walnuts
Another way to cope with a sore throat and pesky cough is to take some lozenges to help soothe your throat. Wedderspoon has four types of honey lozenges that are yummy treats whether you are sick or not. Try our Manuka Lozenges with eucalyptus and bee propolis. If you’re interested in a minty lozenge try the Manuka honey Active 15+ (OMA ™), bee propolis, eucalyptus oil and menthol crystals. The Original Recipe! Another option is the Manuka honey Active 15+ (OMA ™) with ground ginger and Echinacea and does not contain bee propolis. The last option for those who love lemon flavored lozenges try the Manuka honey Active 15+ (OMA ™), bee propolis, eucalyptus oil and natural lemon flavor.
Another great way to stay stress free or at least prevent a holiday meltdown is to start looking for present ideas early. If you buy a few things at a time, you will avoid racking up credit card bills all at once. Buying online is also another great way to avoid the busy stores, long lines, and moody customers. Here are a few gift ideas from Wedderspoon for friends and family.
Try Our Bath Soaps as gifts….
Natural Beechwood Honey Soap with Zesty Lemongrass USA
One of our favorites! Our antioxidant-rich Beechwood honey is the star in this soap! We’ve combined the renowned moisturizing effects of Olive oil and Cocoa Butter with the invigorating scent of lemongrass. Intermingled with a fresh citrus scent, this soap is great in both the shower and the bath.
Manuka Honey & Oatmeal Soap
Our oatmeal and manuka honey soap is a product Wedderspoon Organic ® developed mainly for your senses, mixing the caressing effects of goat’s milk, our Organic Manuka Honey active 12+ and organic oatmeal.
Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Soap
Try our ALL-Natural Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Soap, as Manuka is renowned for its broad spectrum properties. A wonderfully effective body bar, containing our Organic Manuka Active (OMA) 12+ Honey from New Zealand, Aloe Vera Gel and Australian Tea Tree oil. Free of fragrances and preservatives!
Coming soon…Pre-Order your own Wedderspoon giftbox now!
Th Queen of the Hive gift box is perfect for any woman who is interested in treating their skin to our newest product The Queen of the Hive Face Contour Mask. It also includes our natural lipcare product and this adorable crown necklace.
Another gift box option, consists of three of our favorite honeys the wild dandelion, wild rata, and thyme honey. These new glass jars would be a perfect present for all of the honey lovers out there.
For information on pre-ordering your holiday gift box please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-296-8403.