The holiday season isn't complete without freshly baked cookies, mouthwatering desserts, decadent meals, and flowing drinks. However, some people in your family may be looking for a way to make the holidays a little healthier. This year, get the healthy eater in your family something you know they'll love. All of these kitchen tools make excellent gifts at an affordable cost.
Spiralizer. The spiralizer has become a staple of healthy eating homes, turning traditional vegetables into versatile dishes! This easy-to-use tool can transform carrots, squash, zucchini, apples, potatoes, cucumbers, radishes, etc. into noodles for pasta, salads, and more.
Buy it: Available on Amazon for $29.99.
Yonanas Dessert Maker. This device is the ice cream maker for health nuts and dairy-free consumers. This machine turns frozen, ripe bananas into smooth and creamy banana ice cream in just seconds.
Buy it: Available on the Yonanas website starting at $49.99 for the classic model and $129.99 for the elite model.
NutriBullet. A favorite tool of home cooks and healthy eaters, the NutriBullet is a high-powered blender that comes in an easy-to-use portable size. NutriBullet products liquefy fruits, vegetables, ice, nuts, seeds and more, so you can quickly turn them into soups, smoothies, dressings, and even sauces.
Buy it: Available at many retailers such as Walmart, Target, Amazon & the NutriBullet website starting at $69.99.
Easy Fermenter. Most health food junkies are big fans of fermented, probiotic foods. The Easy Fermenter makes home-fermenting a breeze thanks to its waterless airlock lid, built in date tracker and expert advice. The product's lids fit any wide-mouth mason jar to make for effortless fermenting.
Buy it: Available on Nourished Essentials' website for $29.99.
Kombucha Brewing Kit. Kombucha is the beverage of choice for many health food lovers. Now you can make their own with this homebrew kit! The kit comes with a glass brew jar, organic kombucha scoby culture, plus the organic teas and sugar needed to create the mix. A temperature gauge, pipet straw and pH test strips round out the kit, along with easy-to-follow directions to guide the brewer.
Buy it: Available on Amazon for $48.95.
Use these gifts to help jumpstart your family and friends into their New Year's Resolutions!
Elise Deming is a registered retail dietitian nutritionist in New Jersey. For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit her Instagram account @eat.with.elise.