No-Guilt Healthy Homemade Food Gifts

healthy homemade food gifts

Are you looking for ideas for food gifts to make that taste good but aren't one hundred per cent bad for you?

There are plenty of great ideas on Pinterest for food gifts - some healthy, but mostly not so healthy. 

Here's a collection of some of my favorite ideas and recipes for healthy food gifts you can make that you'll feel good about giving. 

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Take a look. You're sure to be inspired!​

Easy Homemade Granola

Healthy and delicious granola that your friends and family will love! Put it in a quart jar, add some ribbon and a cute tag, and you have a perfect gift for the foodies in your life.

You probably already have the ingredients for this yummy granola on hand already. You can customize it by varying the nuts and dried fruits and adding other dry ingredients like coconut and sunflower seeds. You can find the recipe here

Put the granola in a Mason jar and dress it up with some ribbon for a thoughtful gift. I love the jars with flip tops like you see in the picture. You can find a variety of sizes and shapes at Amazon

Infused Olive Oil

Beautiful and delicious infused oils you can make and give as gifts. Use them in salads, sandwiches, and cooking for subtle flavor and a good dose of healthy fat. Flavors include lemon, rosemary, chili, and garlic.

Is there someone on your gift list who loves to cook and who prefers to use natural ingredients? They'll love receiving any or all of these infused oils

Infused oils are great for cooking, for drizzling on salads and sandwiches, or as a dip for crusty Italian bread.​

These would be nice as a set or as part of a gourmet food gift basket.​

Crockpot Apple Butter

Super simple and delicious homemade apple butter made in a crockpot. You can use either fresh apples or applesauce. Done in six and a half hours! Put it in a small mason jar and adorn with a ribbon. Makes a great gift by itself or as part of a gift basket.

You won't believe how easy it is to make this homemade apple butter! Twenty minutes of prep, 6 hours in the crockpot and it's done.  Here's how to make it

I love it on toast and English muffins. It's way better than any apple butter you'll find at the grocery store!

Make up a batch of this apple butter, put it in pretty jelly jars with nice labels, and hand it out to your co-workers and friends. It'll be a big hit!​

Pure Vanilla Extract - Electric Pressure Cooker Style

Pressure Cooker Homemade Vanilla Extract! No more waiting for months for the beans to extract. Make it today and enjoy it tomorrow. Makes a great gift for bakers who prefer to use natural ingredients!

I've made my own vanilla extract from Madagascar vanilla beans and vodka in a jar, but it takes 2 whole months for the flavor to extract. 

Well, if you have an electric pressure cooker, you can cut the time down to 30 minutes! Seriously!

(If you don't have an electric pressure cooker but would like to get one, I'd recommend the Instant Pot. Get it at Amazon here.)

What a fantastic gift idea for your friends who like to bake!​

Here are the instructions.​

Portable Instant Smoothie Mixes

Delicious nutritious one-serving instant smoothie mixes make thoughtful gifts for your health conscious friends. The colorful layers look beautiful in a glass jar adorned with a ribbon. Make three or more different kinds to make up a variety pack!

These delicious nutritious one-serving instant smoothie mixes make thoughtful gifts for your health conscious friends. All they have to do is toss the mix in the blender along with some liquid.

The colorful layers look beautiful in a glass jar adorned with a ribbon. You could make three or more different kinds to make up a variety pack.

You might want to make up some for yourself while you're at it. (Here's how.)

What a time saver!

Now take at least one of these ideas and get started!


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Susan - December 22, 2016 Reply

What wonderful homemade gift. The apple butter is a must-try. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
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Marla - December 8, 2016 Reply

Hi Marge,
Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays and sharing your valuable information.

Janice | MostlyBlogging - December 6, 2016 Reply

Interesting ideas!
Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop
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Coralee - December 5, 2016 Reply

Oh my the homemade vanilla extract sounds delish 🙂

Marla - December 2, 2016 Reply

Hi Marge,
What a great array of homemade food gifts. All of them would make wonderful gifts. The portable instant smoothie are wonderful idea. The homemade granola is always a winner – it is such a healthy snack. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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