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Happy 2021! I realize many of us want to move forward (and away) from 2020, but it’s highly likely 2021 will look quite similar. These healthy foodie gift guides will be a way to educate others on foodie options that are safe, clean, and free of excess waste or overconsumption. With celebrations, milestones, and birthdays having a very different look this year, having these guides will be a great resource and one that doesn’t contribute to clutter (ie: stress.)
I have noticed that by being home, my concern over clutter has skyrocketed. I’ve become aware of all of the things I have while viewing this from a gratitude lens, but also one that wants to minimize and buy less “stuff.”
For these healthy foodie gift guides, you can expect more experience-based/ delivery-based foodie options that enhance your culinary game. Here’s a first look at what’s to come!
Healthy Foodie Gift Guide:
Splendid Spoon is a ready-to-eat meal delivery service that enables you to have nourishing, plant-based soups, smoothies, grain bowls, noodles, and wellness shots delivered straight to your door. While I typically do not subscribe to many pre-made items as a chef, this is something I have to recommend to others that may not always want to cook. Aside from them being pre-made meals, I personally appreciate that they are frozen which makes them safer for those with MCAS.
I’ve tried a few of their smoothies and shots thus far and I’m excited to try more! What I’ve realized during these months of quarantine is that we can’t possibly be able to handle it all. Making food at each meal does not escape that reality.
While I cook 99.9% of my meals from scratch, it’s always great to have frozen meals ready. I utilize frozen meals when I’m not feeling up to cooking or if my freezer stash is running low. It’s a chronic illness warrior’s culinary weapon! I hope everyone enjoys this healthy foodie gift guide!
Lettuce Grow (My Most Wanted Gift) from this Healthy Foodie Gift Guide
Lettuce Grow is an amazing company that’s revolutionizing how we grow veggies. With its hydroponic, self-watering, and self-fertilizing design, Lettuce Grow makes it easy for new gardeners to easily grow fresh veggies. Realizing that not everyone will have space, or the green thumb to grow their own garden goodies, this system makes the process easier.
I currently live in an apartment and I am eager to eventually have a Lettuce Grow of my own. While I could easily put this on my balcony, I’m not certain on whether I will stay in Miami which has put this purchase on hold for now! Small-space veggie lovers: This is the perfect sustainable gift for you!
This system allows new “gardeners’ to grow veggies in as little as three weeks. This makes it a rewarding new practice for buyers! Additionally, it allows you to have full control over the products you’re growing meaning pesticide use and nutrient-density can be controlled through harvest to consumption.
Gourmesso offers a wide array of espressos and teas that I’ve become quite fond of. I first discovered Gourmesso as I was looking for Nespresso-compatible options while also being compostable or more eco-friendly. I’ve been using their espressos on a weekly basis for my lattes, dirty chai teas, and even some ice cream desserts.
I’ve linked Amazon products below with the Gourmesso site linked here if you want to use Rakuten for 6% cashback!
Thrive Market is a membership-based online grocery store that allows members to purchase discounted organic and natural food products. What I love about this company is that with every annual membership, they sponsor a family in need with a membership along with following sustainable practices.
Aside from their loving initiatives, the prices are much cheaper compared to your typical natural food grocery stores!
Dont forget to use Rakuten when joining Thrive Market as you’ll get 1% cashback!
Aerogarden is another option for being able to grow items in your home without spending a great deal of money. Using grow lights and a hydroponic style of growing it gives first-time growers full success at attempting to grow herbs, veggies, and flowers right in the comfort of your own home.
These growing systems are able to be your own countertop gardens which come in an array of sizes and are as simple as adding the seed accessories, water, and plant food.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick guide to stepping up areas of your culinary skills or at least favored these edible options! Expect to see more healthy foodie gift guides in the near future that relate to this topic!