No-Guilt 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.
Take a look. You're sure to be inspired!
Easy Homemade Granola
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
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
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
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!
Portable Instant Smoothie Mixes
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!