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This season, aim to practice sustainable gift giving!  What’s better than a gift that can be recycled, reused and re-loved?  How about a homemade edible gift from the kitchen that’s been prepared with love and perfectly packaged in a trendy, reusable jar? Check, check, check and check!

I’ve asked my fellow nutritionist foodie friends for their go-to ‘labor of love’ gifts that their friends and loved ones can’t get enough of during the holiday season.  From staple kitchen ingredients to baked goodies-we’ve got you covered.

Let these simple, homemade holiday treats from the kitchen be your inspiration for curating the perfect gift giving list!


Taylor Wolfram of Whole Green Wellness provides a simple recipe for Homemade Vanilla Extract. Baking game changer, ya’ll!


Marie Dittmer of Healthy Ideas Place gifts homemade spices, like this recipe for Southwest Seasoning Mix.


We all need this Low-Sugar Wild Plum Jam from Kaleigh McMordie of Lively Table in our lives.


The options are endless for those lucky enough to receive Jenny Shea Rawn’s Cranberry Pumpkin Butter recipe from My Cape Cod Kitchen.


If your loved ones don’t consider homemade pancake mix a staple, then they’re doing life all wrong. This  Gingerbread Pancake Mix from E.A. Stewart should remedy that!


If cookies are on your gifting list, do it properly with this Homemade Chocolate and Almond Cookie Mix by Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms.  I definitely see kitchen staple potential here.


Everyone needs a good homemade granola mix on stand by and this Toasted Coconut Walnut Granola version by Shannon Aleise Garcia of KISS in the Kitchen is healthier and tastier than its store bought counterparts.



Do your loved ones a favor and gift these healthy Orange-Scented Spiced Nuts  via Jessica Levinson of Nutritioulicious just in time for the New Year.


You’re loved ones won’t believe how simple these No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites by Lindsay Livingston of The Lean Green Bean are to remake.


With 15 minutes and a food processor, your loved ones can easily recreate these Healthy Ferrero Rocher Truffles by Dixya Bhattarai of Food, Pleasure & Health.


Let’s hope that these Dark Chocolate Covered Spiced Orange Slices via Anne Danahy of Craving Something Healthy make it under the tree before they’re all gobbled up!


No recipe needed for these Healthier Chocolate Holiday Treats by Elizabeth Ward of Better is the New Perfect. Gift giving doesn’t get much easier!

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They will remember this recipe for Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread by Amanda Hernandez of The Nutritionist Reviews and will probably be asking for it year after year!


Amy Gorin of Amy Gorin Nutrition recreates a childhood favorite with this healthier Cinnamon Spice Muffin recipe.

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Last but not least-a snack, breakfast or dessert?  I think Julie Harrington of RDelicious Kitchen would claim her Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread could be all three!


Don’t forget to include a recipe card with your gift and have a happy, healthy holiday season! 🙂

15 Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen


November 8, 2016


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  1. Amanda

    November 8th, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Yummm! Those all look SO good! Thank you for the ideas.

  2. Erin Hendrickson, The Minimalist RD

    November 8th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks Amanda!!!

  3. Marie

    November 8th, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Wonderful roundup! They all look so good! Thanks for including my spice mix. ☺

  4. Erin Hendrickson, The Minimalist RD

    November 8th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for providing your recipe! Glad you enjoyed my post!

  5. nutritioulicious

    November 13th, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks so much for including my spiced nuts here! So many delicious gift ideas!

  6. Jenny Shea Rawn

    November 22nd, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Love love these ideas! Thanks so much for including my Cranberry Pumpkin Butter. Happy Thanksgiving to you + yours!

  7. Erin Hendrickson, The Minimalist RD

    November 22nd, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you so much for contributing Jenny! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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