The Healthy Eats Gift Guide

by in Healthy Holidays, December 16, 2013

cheese board
Still have some holiday shopping to get done? Choose any of these simple gifts for the for the food lover in your life.

Slate Cheese Board
This gorgeous slate platter (above) is sophisticated enough for any cheese (a food that offers protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6, selenium and zinc) and is also dishwasher-safe. ($26)

evy teaEvy Tea
Give the gift of cell-protecting antioxidants in the trendiest of ways: Cold-brewed green tea infused with fig and pomegranate. ($8)

Learn more about the health benefits of green tea.

 

sassy sauceAun’t Sassy’s Slightly Naughty Sauces
Boost flavor without adding ton of extra calories. These sauces taste good on just about everything. Choose the Southern Slow Burn if you like flavorful heat or the Cracked Black Pepper to turn up the spice. ($21 for three)

 

wines V.Sattui Wines
Nothing says “holidays” like a little heart-healthy libation! Pour for friends at a shindig or pass out bottles to the neighbors. The Ramazotti Zinfandel and Family Sauvingnon Blanc are two  favorites. The wines can only be purchased directly from the source, making them extra-special. ($21 and up)

 

cheeseSartori Cheese Espresso BellVitano
One of the best ways to fit cheese into a healthy eating plan is to use small amounts of really flavorful varieties. Treat your favorite cheese lover to a delightfully unique taste experience with this delicate cheese cased in espresso. Pair with nuts, chocolate, dried apricots and Pinot Noir. ($6 a wedge)

 

OXO Good Grips Three-Piece Peeler Set
Trying to eat more fruits and vegetables? Scoop up a set of affordable prep tools. From apples to tomatoes, these blades make healthy meal prep a breeze. The julienne blade slices strips of carrots and cucumbers for sandwiches, salads and noodle dishes. ($15)

Sur La Table Italian Ceramic Spice Box
A stylish and functional look for your counter or tabletop. Give this gift along with a collection of salts and spices. ($20)

Learn why spices made the list of Top 10 Healthy Flavor Boosters

Homemade Delights
Don’t forget some homespun goodness to spread some healthy holiday cheer:

Vanilla Extract
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix
Rum Balls
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Homemade Crackers

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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