5 Easy and Healthy Holiday Food Gift Ideas You Can Prepare Under 5 Minutes

December 20, 2018 0 Comments

5 Easy and Healthy Holiday Food Gift Ideas You Can Prepare Under 5 Minutes

The holiday rush can be exciting and frustrating all the same, and completing a holiday gift list can also be challenging for some of us. Food gift ideas are practical, deeply personalized, and easy to put together. However, all of us have friends and family members in our annual gift list that are very specific when it comes to food.

Some of them may have food allergies or are on special diets diets like gluten-free, ketogenic, and vegan. That is why we came up with these 5 super easy and personalized healthy holiday food gift ideas for your health junkie loved ones!


Dried fruits-in-a-Jar

dried fruits

Kids and family members who are on plant-based and vegan diet will absolutely love this holiday food gift idea. They can easily grab a handful of it or add in their morning cereal, baked goodies, and munch on it during their holiday trips. It also costs less since you can prepare it at home by air drying fruits like currants, apple slices, and berries. You can also easily get them in local organic food markets.

Here’s how to prepare a dried fruits-in-a-jar holiday gift:

Materials:

  • Dried fruits
  • A clear glass or acrylic jar
  • Dedication card
  • Burlap cloth
  • Ribbon or straw rope

1) Prepare the dried fruits in a tray. You can have mixed fruits in season or just one variety. When putting together dried fruits, combination is the key! Customizingdried fruit combinations that go well to the palate is a plus for this food gift idea.

2) Make sure the glass jar you’ll be using is clean and dry. Put all the dried fruits in the jar, cover, and secure the lid.

3) Put on a burlap cloth to achieve a vintage feel. You can write the name of the receiver of the gift to make it more personalized. Tie a ribbon or a rope around the lid along with a dedication card.    

Quick tip:

If you don’t have time to source out for dried fruits in season, you can fill in the jar with an assortment of treats that contains dried fruits likeprotein bars and superfood bars!


Healthy Treats- in- a- box

 

If you do not have that much time to think and put together a personalized food gift, then this is for you who gets caught up in the holiday rush. You just need a variety of his or her favorite snacks likeprotein bars andsuperfood energy bars, a box, ribbons and cards done with awesome gift wrapping techniques and voila! You have a healthy box of treats you can even give out askris kringle!    

Overnight Oats Jars

overnight oats

Every health junkie loves to start their day with healthy and delicious overnight oats and they look beautiful in mason jars with bows. This food gift idea is an absolute love at first sight and bite!

Here are some overnight oats combinations you can easily pull off in five minutes or less:

Apple Cinnamon

  • Gluten-free rolled or old fashioned oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Chopped apples
  • Cinnamon

Quick tip:

You can also add a layer ofapple cinnamon protein minis for a chewy and delicious bite!


Peanut Butter and Jelly

  • Gluten-free rolled or old fashioned oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut sugar (optional)
  • Seedless strawberries
  • Raspberry jam
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Chopped almonds (optional)

Quick tip:

You can also addsunflower butter and jelly bites for an added layer!


Blueberry Overnight Oats

  • Gluten-free rolled or old fashioned oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Fresh or dried blueberries
  • Almond butter
  • Pure vanilla extract

Quick tip:

You can also add choppedsuperfood cranberry raisin bars for added burst of flavor!

You can add a note that says they can add greek yogurt, almond milk, or their favorite vegan milk variant the night before they decided to dig in their overnight oats jar.  


Gluten- free Snack Kit

gluten-free snacks

This food gift idea is perfect for friends and family that are keeping a gluten-free diet. This is a breeze to prepare and deeply personalized and thoughtful in a sense that you care for their specific food preferences and health.

All you need is a combination of his or her gluten-free snacks packed inside a vintage tin can, a box, wrapped nicely in a wrapping tissue tied in a pretty bow.

Here are some gluten-free snack combos you can assemble in your gift box:

  • Dried apples
  • Rice crackers and cheese
  • Gluten- free protein bars
  • Rice crackers and hummus
  • Frozen grapes or blueberries
  • Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • Salsa and tortilla chips
  • Guacamole and tortilla chips
  • Popcorn

Dip Seasoning Set

dip seasoning

Homemade dip seasonings are wonderful gifts you can give out to your foodie or homecook friend or workmate. It is very easy to set up and very practical to opt for as a gift idea.

You can just pull out ingredients in your kitchen that are readily available like oregano, cumin, dried chilis, and lemon.  Have them sit nicely in mini glass or tin containers tied in a pretty bow or stacked up in a wine bag!

This is a special time you can show how much you care to your loved ones. These holiday food gift ideas will not just make them smile, but will provide them healthy food options for the holidays.


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