If you are wanting to substitute sugar, raw honey is one of my favorite sugar substitutes. This natural sweetener comes straight from the bees without processing. It is loaded with healthy nutrients and enzymes for your body, it is very healthy for kids, and it does not spike blood sugar levels.
The only exception is you should not feed it to babies under 1 years of age.
With great interest to most moms, you will be happy to know that this sweetener will not make your kids want to climb the walls like they do with high fructose corn syrup. The glycemic index is a low “55” (depending on the variety), and is well absorbed in your body. In addition, your blood sugar is not affected the same way it is with white sugar, and you need less of it to provide the same level of sweetness.
Most of what you find in stores is processed. Unless it specifically says “RAW HONEY” on the label, than it isn’t.