Wow Your Hosts with These Gorgeous (and delicious) DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts
Sure, you can head to your next holiday gathering with a nice bottle of wine or a tin of holiday cookies for your hostess. But what about something homemade that's festive, delicious and healthy too? Here are seven recipes for goodies that will have you at the top of your hostess's guest list for next season. Just add ribbon and you're ready to ring in the holidays.
Who wouldn't love a jar of this gorgeous marinated fruit? A sweet and fiber-rich addition to any breakfast table (see #42 of 51).
A simple and elegant edible gift; tea leaves add flavor, interest and some antioxidants.
A savory treat for a brunch or cocktail party, complete with calcium and protein. Make a few days (or even weeks) ahead and store in the freezer.
A festive way to celebrate the goodness of fruit. Pack with whole-grain crackers and some goat cheese or sharp cheddar for gifting.
A classic confection with a higher dose of healthy fat, thanks to the goodness of peanut butter. There's still plenty of sugar, so enjoy in moderation. (Read: share!)
Nothing says holiday munchies like a fresh batch of popcorn – most folks don't even realize they’re munching on a healthy whole grain. Choose from flavor combos like Crab Boil, Veggie, and Gruyere-Porcini.
Any hostess would love a pretty bottle of homespun vanilla; it's better than anything you can buy in a store.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.