Monday, January 24, 2011

Snack Match: Hot Cocoa

A snack match is an allergy-friendly snack that nutritionally and/or visually resembles a popular children's snack.

This week's snack is: Hot Cocoa
Snack Match substitute: Ginger Honey Tea

Ginger Honey Tea

With blankets of snow covering the country and the chill of winter winds whisping through the cracks, nothing warms my angel like a sweet cup of ginger honey tea!  Instead of a sick tummy or a bad case of the itchies,this drink serves up a helping of vitamins, while it warms your tummy. 

1 large chunk of ginger root
1 T honey
2 cups hot water

  1. Peel ginger and cut into 1/4 inch thick pieces.  If the ginger is young and the skin is still pretty, you can just wash and chop it.
  2. Place ginger in a pot of water and simmer for one or two hours until all of the goodness has been sucked out of the ginger roots.
  3. Strain "ginger" tea  into a jar and store in the refrigerator.
  4. When you are ready for a cup of Ginger Honey Tea, place 1/4 cup of the Ginger Tea with 1 tsp of honey and 1/2 Cup of warm water in a wintery mug. 
  5. Stir.
  6. Taste the tea, adding honey and Ginger Tea to your taste.  (After making this a few times, you will know the exact combination for you.)
  7. Stir well and sip by the fire.

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