Healthy Holiday Basket

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Looking for great gifts to give the healthy eater in your life? Look no further, here are easy and totally tasty ways to outfit the gift basket they can enjoy well into the New Year.  Mix and match from the goodies below to make a personalized basket for the health nut in your life!

Healthy Snack and Breakfast Basket

simple elizabeth granolaTraveling for the holidays?  Pack a gift basket that’s great for families who love to nosh but also might have food allergies.  Purely Elizabeth has a wonderful array of gluten free cookie mixes and this adorable gift packs of granola.  Or get a larger bag of the pumpkin fig granola, it’s the ideal holiday flavor.

Enjoying dark chocolate is a surprising way to add more anti-oxidants to your diet and might even be a way to help lower blood pressure.  Just be sure to make it dark since the verdict is out that the more actual dark cocoa in the bar, the better. So aim for 70% cocoa content when you can find it. Anyone who loves sweet and salty will adore this Lindt bar “a touch of sea salt”. Green and Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate with Ginger is my all time favorite, crunchy bits of crystallized ginger mingle with bitter chocolate to perk up your taste buds.

Drinking tea is a great way to warm yourself during flu season and calm an overactive appetite.  This tea collection has a wonderfully rich flavor that even a coffee drinker can appreciate.

Sooth Muscles, Balance and Restore

foot walkersLooking to sooth your loved one’s tootsies?  Yumuna, who is renowned for her body rolling technique, makes also easy tools that you can use at home to care for the body and banish regular aches and pains. My favorite is the foot walker set, great after a long day of standing or on nights after tango dancing.

Remember that scene in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” where Holly opens the door and she had a sleep mask on her head? Well, she had the right idea! Using a sleep mask can mean a deeper, more restful sleep. It is a must for travel and this one is easy to wash and light to carry.

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