6 EASY Healthy Food Gift Ideas!!!

Gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank, and holiday eating doesn’t have to break the scale!

Turn these delectably healthy treats into personalized gifts under the tree, hostess gifts or stocking stuffers by packaging them in glass mason jars, creating a stick-on label, and dangling a small, meaningfully handwritten holiday card expressing your love from a beautifully tied ribbon.

Bask in the warm spirit of holiday giving this year by creating these terrifically healthy, easy, affordable and gorgeous food gifts, delivering nourishment and love for the people you care about most, for the body, from the heart.


Maple Nut Granola

2 ½ cups rolled oats

¼ cup coconut flakes

¼ cup raw chopped pecans

¼ cup raw almond slices or slivers

¼ cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds

¼ cup raw shelled sunflower seeds

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup unsweetened dried cranberries

¼ cup pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

¼ cup water

2 Tbsp coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. In a sauce pan, gentle warm the coconut oil until it liquefies. Immediately stir in the water, vanilla and maple syrup, and pour the mixture over the oats mix. Coat the oat mixture by tossing and stirring everything together very well.

Spread the mixture in a thin layer across the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir on the pan, and then place it back in the over until it turns golden and begins to crisp, about another 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven, stir in the raisins and dried cranberries, and allow it to cool completely before you place it in the mason jar.

Nutrition Facts (per ½ cup serving): 238 calories/13g fat (5g saturated fat)/27g total carbs (4g dietary fiber)/6g protein

Sweet & Spicy Nut Mix

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Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

2 cups strawberries, green tops removed, chopped (or use any berries you like)

2 Tbsp lemon juice, or to tastestrawberry-jam

2 Tbsp raw local honey, or to taste

2 – 3 Tbsp whole chia seeds (use more chia seeds if you like thicker jam).

Place the berries in a sauce pan and heat up on medium heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until the fruit breaks down and the released juices become syrupy, about 5 to 10 minutes. Mash down some of the fruit with the back of a spoon (if you prefer junky jam, you can leave some of the berry chunks intact, or if you prefer smoother jam, you can use a fork or masher to completely mash up all of the berries).

Turn the heat off, and stir in the lemon juice and honey. Then stir in the chia seeds, and let the mixture rest to thicken gradually, for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Once the jam has thickened and cooled to room temperature, transfer to a mason jar.

Nutrition Facts (per ½ cup serving): 88 calories/2g total fat (0g saturated fat)/17g total carbs (4g dietary fiber)/2g protein


Ancho Chocolate Truffle Balls truffles

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Mexican Bean & Barley Soup Mix

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp coriander

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 vegetable bouillon cube

1/3 cup dry black beans

1/3 cup dry kidney beans

1/3 cup dried great northern beans

½ cup pearl barley

In a mason jar, layer the ingredients in in the order they appear above.

Label the mason jar with the following cooking instructions:

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot. Add ½ a diced large onion, 1 diced celery stalk and 1 diced carrot, cooking until softened (about 5 minutes). Pour in this soup mix and 3 liters of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, cooking until the beans are tender (about 2 hours). Add more water if needed. Season to taste, and enjoy!

Super Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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