Healthy Giving Series 3: Food

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In our third and final installment of the Healthy Giving series, we’ll take a look at gifts for the foodies in your life – the healthy foodies, of course! (New to the series? Read Part 1 and Part 2.)

Healthy Snacks – Delivered to their Door

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Subscription services are great ways to give a gift that will last year-round (or a least a few extra months, depending on the cost and your budget). Healthy snack subscription services deliver new and healthy snacks each month. These are perfect for people who love healthy food – and who like to be adventurous in trying new things, as well. There are plenty options to choose from, like:

  • BREAKbox by blissmo – With personal, group, team, and office sizes, there are so many ways to gift these healthy snacks.
  • NatureBox – These boxes have something tasty and nutritious for everyone, offering both vegan and non-GMO options.
  • Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box – If you have a food lover and a music lover on your list, this is one of the most unique subscription services out there. A subscription gets them a seven-inch vinyl single, a digital mixtape, a few healthy ingredients, three seasonal recipes, and occasional bonus treats.
  • Love with Food – Ideal for the budget-conscious, these junk-free snacks start with a lower price point. Plus, for every box sent, they donate a meal to fight childhood hunger in America, so it’s a win/win.
  • Monthly Fruit Club – The Fruit Company’s Monthly Fruit Club packages are shipped at the peak of harvest, so you’re able to give the gift of the very freshest, in-season fruit delivered right to their door.

Healthy Eating – Without the Cleanup

If you’ve got busy people in your life, a night out when they don’t have to cook (or clean) may be just the thing on their wish list. Keep it healthy by giving them a gift card to a healthy restaurant, so they can eat food they feel good about. For a guide to some of the health options in your area, check out our Regional Guide to Healthy Restaurants in New York State.

Gifts for the Kitchen or Chef

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Of course, the act of cooking and preparing food is fun for some people. For them, the key is finding gifts that can make their kitchen experiences even more enjoyable – and healthy! A few ideas to get you started:

  • Steamers can be used for cooking vegetables, meat, and fish – and are a great way to cook without adding fat or losing nutrients in your food. Plus, they can be cost-effective if you’re on a budget.
  • Fruit and vegetable juicers are an easy way to get a delicious dose of much needed nutrients.
  • Some gadgets are small enough that they may not seem like a gift on their own. In those cases, consider creating a healthy cooking-themed basket, and fill it with a variety of items, like: an egg separator, fruit and vegetable savers, an oil mister, an herb grinding mill, vegetable peelers, or meal preparation containers.

“Grow-Your-Own” Gifts

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If you’re coming up with gifts for a cook who likes to do things on their own, consider a gift that helps them get the fresh ingredients they need.

  • A community-supported agriculture (CSA) membership entitles your friend or loved one to a “share” of freshly harvested produce from a regional farmer.
  • Indoor herb garden and herb garden kits make it possible to harvest small amounts of herbs and veggies at home – even during the cold winter months!

Looking for more healthy gift ideas? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our Healthy Giving Series, for a look at homemade healthy gifts and the gift of fitness!

 

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