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Do you feel like 2018 flew by?! I can’t believe it is already December. I am a big planner, but this year my holiday shopping has consisted of overnight Amazon orders (thank goodness for Amazon Prime) and recipe testing for easy healthy desserts to share with my loved ones (peep the recipe below!).

Here are my top 10 healthy holiday gift ideas. No one is paying me to promote these products. They are just true staples in my own life that I want to share with you or your loved ones. As an Amazon affiliate, I do receive commission if you buy them through the links below.

  • Air fryer: A luxury kitchen appliance. My favorite ways to use mine is for healthy homemade fries, chicken tenders, and crispy vegetables.
  • Foam roller: For your friend or family member who always seems to be getting injured. Give them the friendly reminder to prioritize recovery after their workouts.

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  • Squatty potty: A funny and possibly practical gift for that someone that spends a lot of time on the toilet, give them the gift of a more comfortable experience.
  • Magnesium spray:Might be a good way to help you de-stress while wrapping all of your gifts. Benefits include bone health, calcium absorption, diabetes and blood sugar control, heart health, and anxiety.
  • Essential oil diffuser: Essential oils have numerous benefits including helping with sleep and stress, and they completely eliminate that anxiety of burning down the house with candles (thanks Mom!). I love using lavender at night and eucalyptus to energize me in the morning.
  • Healthy Gut, Healthy You: Dr. Ruscio’s healthy gut protocol and tips to help with any type of gut issues. I use his protocol with a lot of my clients and I consider it my gut health bible.
  • Silicone baking cups: These are lifesavers for people like me that love to bake protein muffins or egg cups for the mornings. No stick, and dishwasher safe!
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  • Hydro Flask: The gift of hydration is priceless. No matter what your health goals are, this is not the place you want to be slacking. And having a nice bottle like this might make it more enticing.
  • Epsom salts: Both magnesium and sulfate stimulate detoxification pathways in the body. Make sure there’s a tub in the equation before gifting this, but the benefits of epsom salts are numerous. Soak in them after a strenuous workout or after a stressful day.
  • Nutrition Coaching: I am taking on new clients for the New Year who are looking to create sustainable habits, and if you missed my last newsletter, the first month is discounted!

Food is never a bad gift to give. If you want to give something delicious and healthy during the holidays, the recipe below is for you!

Molasses Cookies

(gluten free, dairy free, grain free, can be made raw)

healthy gift cookie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews or almonds
  • 6 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp softened coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • Chocolate chips or Hershey kisses for the middle

Directions

  • In a food processor, add the nuts and pulse until finely chopped and almost flour consistency.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients and pulse until combined.
  • Add in the fat and maple syrup and pulse to combine, until a dough is formed.
  • Scoop out the dough and press the dough into cookie shapes on a lined baking sheet.
  • If desired, sprinkle with coconut sugar.
  • Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Place Hershey Kisses of chocolate chips in the middle once the cookies have cooled enough for the chocolate not to melt.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer
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