My Healthy Holiday Gift Giving Guide

December 9, 2016

YAY! THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! Some of us ( like me)  shout that with joy, while

 

others shout it with a note of anxiety. If you are feeling overwhelmed, here’s one less thing to stress about: what to get for the loved ones on your holiday list! 

If you would like to see how one-on-one coaching can help you look and feel your best, I'm here to help you! One of my online coaching programs also makes the perfect holiday gift. Click here to contact me and to learn more about health coaching or to schedule a consultation!

 

6 Holiday Gifts From My Kitchen to Yours

1. Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

 

The spiralizer makes one of my favorite recipes -- A spiralizer is fun to use and makes it easier to get more vegetables and fruits into your daily diet. In addition to zucchini, the spiralizer is perfect for creatively slicing apples, onions, carrots, and cucumbers.


2. NutriBullet Blender

 

The NutriBullet is a great gift, especially for people who want to make one or two smoothies in the morning. It’s fast, powerful and comes with an awesome recipe booklet for soups, hummus, guacamole and more! If you love making chunking soups, opt for the Vitamix. Both items are available on Amazon.


3. S'well® Reusable Bottles

 

S'well® insulated bottles not only look good, they do good! They are made from non-leaching, non-toxic stainless steel, and keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. S'well’s mission is to eliminate the growing problem of plastic bottles -- each year an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in US landfills. And finally, S'well® partners with many charities to help provide clean water and reduce waste. This is a gift that keeps on giving! This item is also available on Amazon.

 

4. Tea Infuser

 

This infuser just makes me smile while I steep loose-leaf green tea on a cold winter day! And green teas are an excellent source of phytochemicals and polyphenols – a powerful type of antioxidant that helps fight disease and build your immune system. You can find a wide variety of cute and colorful infusers at Zhena's Tea. Click here to place your order. For gift giving, pair an infuser or two with your favorite loose-leaf organic tea and a S’well bottle!


5. Insulated Lunch Bag

 

An insulated lunch bag helps you take care of the environment while keeping your food cold at work or school, and on the road! One of my favorites is the PackIt® Insulated Personal Cooler/Lunch Bag. It comes in lots of styles and colors, and keeps your food cold for up to 10 hours. You just put it in the freezer overnight (like you would an icepack) and then take it out to fill it with your lunch. It’s also good for baby bottles, travel, sports games, and more. When you’re not using it, it folds up and there’s no bulky icepack to store.


6. Avocado Saver

 

Avocados are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (the kind that help lower “bad” cholesterol) and each one is packed with 20 vitamins and minerals – including Vitamin A, C, E, K and powerful B vitamins; Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron and Zinc. No wonder it is a super-food! But if you’re like me, you usually use half an avocado at a time. How do you save the other half so it doesn’t spoil? The Avocado Saver, of course! There are many different styles online, and they are designed to keep a cut avocado fresher, longer. Pair this gift with homemade avocado relish. my recipe to follow later!


7. Gift Card to a membership at the YMCA in your area.

 

The YMCA is dedicated to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit for ALL. To learn more about The Princeton Family YMCA's healthy living programs and how to purchase a gift membership, click here. If you do not live in the Princeton area, click here to find a YMCA near you.

 

I hope my heart-healthy gift giving list has given you some great holiday gift ideas for friends and family on your list. Remember, these kitchen favorites also make great hostess gifts!

 

Thank you for letting me be a part of your healthy lifestyle, and I wish you a holiday season of joy, peace, prosperity, and wellness.
 

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