Holiday gifting can be wearisome and costly, particularly if you have lots of friends and family. Trying to decide who will like what is a chore in itself, let a lone keeping within budget and giving meaningful presents. There’s a gift that fits all, that is delicious and healthy holiday treats! Give your loved ones’ nutritious goodies that will warm-up their hearts and home this holiday season!
7 Nutritious Holiday Gift Ideas
1. Peppermint chocolate granola – Share love this holiday with delicious homemade granola. Mix nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, cinnamon, peppermint, dark chocolate chips, and seeds with oats. Then bake in the oven for a delicious granola treat! Oats are high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and aids in digestive health. Nuts and seeds also add omega fatty acids and vitamins to the granola mix for a nutritious snack. For recipe details please click here.
The Oldways Whole Grains Council comments on nutritional benefits of oats:
Researchers at Colorado State University randomly assigned thirty-six overweight middle-aged men to eat either an oat or wheat cereal daily for twelve weeks. At the end of the three-month period, the men eating the oat cereal had lower concentrations of small, dense LDL cholesterol (thought to be particularly dangerous) and lower LDL overall, compared to those in the wheat group, while their HDL (“good”) cholesterol was unchanged.”