’Tis the season for holiday baking! If you’re looking for a way to bring everyone on your list a little cheer, it’s time to unfurl your apron and start flipping through recipes. Maybe you have visions of gingerbread, shortbread, dipped in chocolate, dusted in sparkling sugar. Or maybe you’re trying to escape the cookie parade, in which case, savory gifts can feel like a breath of fresh air. Try nuts, pickles, and olive oil, or make treats more nourishing, with whole grains and less sugar. Everyone could use a cute little jar of granola, done up with a bow.
Here are ten homemade gifts that will bring you and yours health and happiness this year.
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Savory Rosemary Mixed Nuts
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Rosemary & Lemon Infused Olive Oil
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10-Minute Marinated Mushrooms
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Packed into little gift jars, marinated mushrooms will keep in the fridge for a week or two.
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Marinated Feta Cheese with Chiles & Herbs
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Homemade Fig Newtons
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Apple Oatmeal Muffins
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Chocolate Bark with Fruit & Nuts
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Chai Spice Mix
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Hungry for more? Get inspired with these holiday recipes and healthy eating strategies.
- Healthy Recipe: Chocolate & Coconut Macaroons
- 5 Tasty Things to Do with Cranberries
- 12 Fresh Veggie Sides You’ll Be Grateful For
- Don’t Give Up! Healthy Eating during the Holidays
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.