Looking for Xmas gift giving ideas that will help you and your loved ones move into the New Year with more knowledge about how to manage health with some consumable treats to help you get there? I’ve compiled this list, to make your gift giving a little easier.
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I often just google recipes now and substitute healthier ingredients where required, but if you’re just starting out or like to sit down with a book that not only has recipes, but cooking tips and strategies, nothing beats a good quality cookbook –
Here are some of my favourites:
The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon is one of my all-time favourites. The vegan recipes are delicious, easy to prepare and have become some of our family favourites. I only want to be eating meat no more than a couple of times a week, plus our 16 year old is a vegan, so this book has been a life-saver!
Angela followed up with, Oh She Glows Everyday, her previous book was a hard act to follow, but once again we’ve found a lot of delicious, healthy recipes.
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook, by Hilary Boynton is a plethora of information about the importance of gut health and how to make some very special gut healing recipes such as bone broth, nut milks and fermented foods. There are many healthy snack and sweet treat recipes too.
Take your knowledge of healthy living and nutrition principles to the next level with:
Crazy Sexy Diet, by Kris Carr is a great read if you’re ready to take control of your health. She presents a lot of basic health and diet principals in a fun and engaging manner.
Digestive Wellness, by Elizabeth Lipski was designed to help you understand the complex relationships between gastrointestinal physiology, diet, and health. After all – “All Health Begins In The Gut”, Hippocrates
If you ever questioned the power of diet and lifestyle when it comes to mental wellness then, A Mind Of Your Own, by Kelly Brogan, MD is a must read.
You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Haye helps us to gain an understanding of the psychospiritual connection between our thoughts and how they can manifest illness in our bodies.
My Favourite Kitchen Helpers
I love my Vitamix! Don’t know where I’d be without it? – it’s powerful and extremely long lasting. It may be a little pricey, but I’ve been using mine nearly everyday for 7 years and I know people who have had them for decades.
My Cuisinart Food Processor also gets used nearly every day. It’s the best way to make smoothie bowls, and healthy banana/maple ice cream. (Email me for the recipe – so simple!)
If you don’t already have them than this is a must Stainless Steel Pots and Pans are a necessary asset in everyone’s kitchen. Did you know that chemicals can leach from aluminum pots into your food?!
I love my Cast Iron Pans – and feel really good about avoiding the Teflon (non-stick) pans that I used to use. Cast Iron can leach some iron depending on the acidity of the food that is being prepared. So, people with iron overload should avoid cast-iron cookware, but for everyone else and especially for individuals with iron deficiencies, cast iron can be beneficial.
The very popular Instant Pot – truth be told I haven’t got one yet, but it’s on my List! I’ve only heard good things about it and of course I would support anyone buying something that helps prepare whole foods faster.
Give a gift of SELF-CARE with one of these all natural body care products.
Burt’s Bees 100% Naturally Tinted Lip Balm – This stuff really works! I had very chapped lips a few weeks ago and after just one use – voila! All better!
Enjoy the luxury of soaking in the tub while exfoliating your skin, re-hydrating and absorbing minerals that will help with sleep and calm Bath Bombs by Fzcono
Pure Hyaluonic Acid Moisturizer, Canadian Made, Organic Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle Skin Care
Coco Butter, by NOW Foods – keeping our bodies well moisturized during the winter months can be a challenge. I love it because it’s all natural.
Long Handle All Natural Brush, suitable for one of my favourite wellness practices, Dry Skin Brushing.
Everyone loves consumables!
Spirulina, 5.3 ounces by Organic Traditions. Spirulina is a powerful way to start your day – it’s energy enhancing, helps support detoxification, and is a great source of iron, protein and many other nutrients.
Bean Head Organic Coffee If you are a coffee drinker it’s important to go organic, as copious amounts of pesticides and toxins are used in the production of coffee and tea.
Which brings me to tea – I really like the Traditional Medicinal Brand! This link is for Organic Chamomile, can you imagine giving someone the gift of a good night’s sleep?
Organic Traditions Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, OMG – so delicious!
Hope this was helpful…