7 Deliciously Healthy Gifts for Christmas 2013 ...


Figgy pudding doesn't have to be the only yummy treat given at Christmas;

this year, give healthy gifts for Christmas instead!

As a foodie myself, few things excite me more than receiving healthy holiday treats!

Through the years, I have come to learn that everyone loves healthy, albeit yummy, treats to open on Christmas.

This year I want to make your gift giving a little bit simpler by providing 7 of my favorite healthy gifts for Christmas below!

1. Spiced Almonds

Spiced Almonds

Almonds alone are incredibly delicious but they are even better with a little kick!

Almonds are one the many perfect healthy gifts for Christmas because they are tasty, filling, full of healthy fats and loved by all!3

There are so many different varieties out there, but one of my favorites includes Spanish Spiced Almonds.

All you have to do is toss your almonds in a little bit of pure maple syrup, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and sea salt and roast them under low heat for about an hour.

Wrap them in a beautiful holiday tin, place a perfect red bow on top and this is a treat anyone will love!

2. Healthier Cookies

Healthier Cookies

Cookies can easily be a holiday weight gain trap but by choosing the right recipe, cookies can fit in to any healthy diet!

By swapping the butter for coconut oil, using a flax or chia egg instead of a whole egg, and by filling them with oats, nuts and dried fruits, a tin of cookies makes the perfect holiday gift!

Made this way, no one has to feel bad about having one too many Christmas cookies!

Not even Santa!

3. Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Contrary to popular belief, store bought granola is often one of the less healthy items that you can choose.

High in fat and sugar, most granolas should not be considered a health food.2

If made at home, however, you control what all goes in to the delicious mix!

A few of my favorite ingredients to use in homemade granola include oats, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, vanilla and various seeds!

Everyone is excited when they receive a yummy clear bag of homemade granola, topped with a beautiful Christmas bow!

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