Do you need a last-minute healthy homemade gift for Christmas or Hanukkah? Check out these gift ideas with 5 ingredients or less, as shown HERE on my San Diego 6 TV segment!
Disclaimer: Thank you to Sprouts for sponsoring my TV segment. This blog post is part of the sponsorship. As always, all opinions are my own.
I love giving homemade holiday gifts. Homemade gifts are a fun way to share your passions as well as save some money. As a dietitian, I personally love showcasing good food that’s also nutritious. With the holidays 1 week away, I want to show you how you can make a healthy homemade gift in 3 easy steps!
Look for recipes with as few ingredients as possible. This helps cut down on prep time. Here are four healthy homemade gift ideas that I recently created, and each has 5 ingredients or less!
Check out 15 bonus dietitian-approved recipes at the end of this post! They make great gifts for loved ones, coworkers, neighbors or host of Christmas or Hanukkah dinner.
Head over to Sprouts to find healthy affordable ingredients! After all, giving the gift of health does not have to cost a fortune. You can save even more by using Sprouts’ famous bulk department. Here’s how!
- Sprouts’ Bulk Department is a scoop-your-own wonderland with hundreds of bins and barrels of coffee, rice, dried fruits, granolas, trail mixes, spices and sweet treats. There are lots of good-for-you items like rolled oats and protein-packed nuts. Sprouts even has a Bulk Spice section with more than 100 spices to choose from.
- Bulk items don’t have the marketing or expensive packaging costs built into the pricing like conventional brand items.
- Using Sprouts’ Bulk Department is a great way to save money because you can get as little or as much of an ingredient as you need. For example, if you only need a ½ cup of chocolate chips, you don’t need to buy an entire bag and then have left overs that can be tempting to eat.
Go to Sprouts.com to find your nearest location!
Find festive ways to present your gifts! Use mason jars or gift bags along with holiday ribbon, twine and pretty gift tags. You can even post the recipe on the gift tag as an extra creative touch. In addition, use food items like rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks and candy canes to spruce up the packaging! Here are some examples:
And voila! You have yourself a fun way to say happy holidays!
What’s your favorite homemade gift to make? Share in the comments below!
… And then check out these 15 additional dietitian-approved healthy homemade gifts with 5 ingredients or less!
Healthier Chocolate Holiday Treats from Better is the New Perfect
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Nuts from Shaw Simple Swaps
3 Ingredient Hot Dark Chocolate Mix from Nourish Nutrition Blog
Candied Pistachio Ginger Cups from Amy Gorin Nutrition
Candied Walnuts from Triad to Wellness
Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Pecans from Hungry Hobby
Luscious Date Avocado Chocolate Truffles from The Delicious Crescent
Dark Chocolate Energy Bites from The Real Food Dietitians
Maple Sea Salt Trail Mix from The Kansas City Dietitian
Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Fudge by The Nutritionist Reviews
Parmesan Pepper Crisps by LiveBest
Almond Granola from Real Living Nutrition
Chocolate Winter Bark from Nutrition by Nazima
Sweet and Savory Homemade Popcorn Seasonings from Create Kids Club
Pumpkin Spice Walnuts from 80 Twenty Nutrition
What are you going to make this year and why? Would love to hear from you!