I’ve been told over the years that my kitchen:
1.) “smells like a health food store” and
2.) “resembles a laboratory”
…with contraptions big and small ready to whip up nourishing concoctions several times a day.
So I think I can help you out with an idea or two (or twenty!) about what to get the healthy eater in your life that will make their time in the kitchen even more creative and enjoyable.
GIFT IDEAS FOR HEALTHY EATERS
Like many of you, I’ve used a crockpot for decades. What I didn’t know? That conventional crockpots have been found to leech LEAD into the food. Lead is a heavy metal that can cause some pretty serious neurological problems, so as soon as I found out, I went looking for a solution.
Vitaclay is that solution. These are clay crockpots (stainless steel exterior, organic clay interior) and are safe and non-toxic and the material humans have been using to cook food for thousands of years.
(Oh! And you can find a whole shop of beautiful Ancient Cookware here, if you’re into that kind of thing!).
I love growing broccoli sprouts, but you can grow any kind of sprout with this hemp bag.
Higher-quality than buying them at the grocery, and cheaper too! Easy to use - just soak the sprouts and hang in the window or on a cabinet.
The centerpiece of any healthy eaters kitchen - an inspiring place to chop all those veggies!
I love live edge wooden cutting boards - they’re gorgeous and natural, solid and durable, with plenty of space, and they look lovely just sitting on the counter when not in use. I’ve had the same wooden cutting board for years and I really recommend this olive wood live edge board. (Doubles as a charcuterie!).
Any kombucha drinker knows that it costs a pretty penny to get all those good probiotics into the digestive tract by tasty fizzy means… so, it’s time to level up and brew your own!
This kit includes everything you need to brew your own, making the possibilities endless. You can make your own flavor! I think I would make a grape kombucha, ooh and a fenugreek kombucha…!
This is sure to be a hit for the recipient.
Your healthy eating loved one surely knows the value of sea salt for providing essential trace minerals… and a salt rock is the least processed form of sea salt available.
This set comes with a grater and definitely ups the posh factor of a kitchen!
Organic teas pressed into cute little shapes and ready to be dissolved in hot water, eliminating the need for tea bags or sweetener packets. Brilliant, really.
A BPA-free water bottle, with a fruit chamber so you can infuse all kinds of vitamins, minerals, and taste into your water. Hmm… I think I would try blueberry and basil, or strawberry and mint… yummm!
Far more comfortable than a standard apron, with more of an earthy artistic flair as opposed to a 1950’s housewife style.
Linen and cotton - you can’t really go wrong. Available in several earth tone colors.
Gut health is so important for all other aspects of health and fermented foods are a great way to get probiotics —those good bacteria— into the body.
This fermenting crock features the traditional design used for centuries to make sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and other fermented vegetables. Complete wth pounder and weights!
I have this very same jar in white - a gift from a friend that I still cherish to this day.
As an herbal tea enthusiast, my teapot is an essential and cherished item in my kitchen.
I love all things Le Creuset and especially their teapot selection.
Their stainless steel teapots are heavy-duty and available in their signature array of colors!
I wanted to include a few good books for you to choose from, and I’ve made sure to select ones that don’t rely on any specific diet to be enjoyed and appreciated.
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link To Optimum Health -
The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost.
The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World-Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You - Whether it's the heart-healthy Cretan diet, with its reliance on olive oil and fresh vegetables, the antidepressive Icelandic diet and its extremely high levels of omega-3s, the age-defying Okinawa diet and its emphasis on vegetables and fish, or the other diets explored herein, everyone who reads this book will come away with the secrets of a longer, healthier life and the recipes necessary to put those secrets into action.
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss - This is a book that will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. New recipes and menus included.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats - My favorite cookbook to this day, full of traditional wisdom gleaned over the centuries (long before chronic diseases became as prevalent as they are today).
The most reputable home water filtration system - gravity fed and requires no power (wonderful for us off-grid folk!). Filters out bacteria and other contaminants while retaining essential minerals.
Can be used daily for clean water and is absolutely vital in any kind of emergency where the water supply is cut off and/or contaminated.
The higher price point makes these filters a highly coveted kitchen essential in the health community.
Us health nuts are picky about our materials - plastic utensils and hot food do not go together, so wooden utensils it is!
I’ve found bamboo to be durable and resistant to cracking (and wooden kitchen items just make things more beautiful overall!).
This is a vegan gift basket, but any health-oriented person will appreciate and devour it, vegan or not.
Pro tip: This basket would likely be highly appreciated during the holidays - the hardest time to maintain a healthy diet.
I almost bought into the Vitamix [blender] hype a few years ago (those things are over $500! they must be good, right?!). Then I read that small pieces of Teflon were coming off of Vitamix blenders and getting into people’s smoothies (so much for organic and healthy!?).
Then, I used a friends Vitamix and was less than impressed.
The blender I love and have used for years is this Ninja Professional Countertop Blender (1/5th the price of a Vitamix).
And if you cook a lot - you have to have a good blender, otherwise it’s just a source of frustration.
Because regular noodles are a thing of the past.
Nowadays, we health conscious folks make our noodles from squash and beets, and to do this you’ve got to have a good spiralizer!
This one even comes with some recipes…
Whole Foods Gift Cards (in a gift box!)
This is your fail-safe. Believe me, this gift will make them happy!
It makes me happy just thinking about it!
Hot bar, salad bar, a healthy dessert from the bakery, maybe some self-care spa item or those really nice health elixirs that just aren’t practical to buy yourself, a whole growler of kombucha, the options are nearly endless…
Your health conscious friend would probably love to replace all of their plasticware with wooden and stainless steel kitchenware, so help them out!
These wooden salad bowls are so beautiful, full of fresh colorful veggies.
Yum, now I’m craving a big ol’ salad…
Ok - I’m mostly putting this here because I wish someone would buy it for me :)
I’m a stickler about having good sharp knives in the kitchen. A good knife is an essential ingredient in an often used kitchen, otherwise the simple act of chopping veggies can become laborious and even dangerous.
This droolworthy knife set is German steel-forged and comes with a walnut block - the best combination for a kitchen knife set I can think of. Such a high-quality gift!
Le Creuset’s cookware is what every serious cook wants to line the shelves in her kitchen, but c’mon - $400 for a dutch oven?
I can’t justify it.
So - thank goodness Lodge makes enameled cast iron dutch ovens for a fraction of that price. With all the fun color options, too!
Okay, those are all my recommendations! Hopefully this helped you out and if nothing else - gave you some ideas and direction. Let me know if you have any questions at all.
Happy gift giving!
Until next time,
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