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Published November 30th 2020
Yummy gifts for healthy people
When we think about giving Christmas food gifts, we may think of giving home-made rocky road, coconut ice, fudge or gingerbread to those we love. If you have a friend or a loved one who is on a health kick, is trying to lose weight, has dietary restrictions or can't eat sugar this Christmas, then it is important to support them with their goals at this time of year.
These gift ideas below will hopefully give you some ideas of how to give a thoughtful, healthy gift this Christmas. If you're still not sure what to give, you can't go wrong with filling a hamper with all of their favourite healthy treats. They are sure to love it!
1/ Make Protein Balls, instead of rum balls, and wrap them in cellophane and tie them up with a pretty Christmas ribbon. If your recipient loves the flavour of lime, add 1 cup of unsalted cashews, 1 cup of dates, 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut, 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice (from 1/2 a lime) and 1 teaspoon of lime zest to a food processor and blitz. Remove the blade, scoop out balls of the mixture and roll in extra coconut. For more protein ball recipe ideas, see here.
2/ Home-Made Granola is a thoughtful gift for someone who makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. I often give my home-made granola as gifts for friends who like to be healthy, presented in Moccona jars and tied up with a ribbon. See here for the recipe.
3/ A Year's Supply of Tea is a thoughtful gift for anyone, especially if they have dietary restrictions. If you visit specialty tea shops, such as T2, you can buy them a wide range of new teas to try and also decorative teapots to put them in. It is a gift that they can use all year round. Go online shopping here!
See the T2 website for their full range. Image: Original photo from T2 Facebook
4/ Make a Smoothie Hamper with a wide range of ingredients that they can put in their morning smoothie. Pop in a container of protein powder, spirulina, brazil nuts, oats, bananas, fresh raspberries and their favourite flavours and ingredients. If you want to make a bigger present, why not buy them a brand new, high-speed blender to go with it!
5/ Make Raw Slices and wrap them in cellophane, for a thoughtful "baked" gift - without the baking! Raw slices are healthy slices without any flour or egg and they firm up in the fridge, without needing to go in the oven. One of my favourite raw slices to give is a Weet-Bix Slice, as it can be given to all ages, however, see here for other yummy favourites!
Do you have any other ideas for giving healthy Christmas gifts? Have you received a healthy gift that you really appreciated? If so, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article and share your tips and ideas. Have a Merry & Healthy Christmas!