If you give the cook in your life more reason to get into the kitchen, chances are you'll be rewarded with a delicious meal. Here are our picks for what we think will make healthy cooks even happier come gift time.
Maybe your mom taught you everything she knows about healthy cooking, or perhaps you're trying to be a healthful influence now that you're on track with eating right — either way, it's time to show her how much you appreciate her with a holiday gift she'll love. Any of these options will encourage the healthy cook to keep up her knack for great tasting food.
- Professional Multichopper: Cutting vegetables can be a time-consuming task, especially if the recipe of the day is a big pot of soup. This device is easy on the hands and leaves little room for the excuse that making a healthful meal is too time consuming. It chops fruit and veggies in just one swift step.
- EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook: This collection of 150 recipes is just what any mom, from empty nester to brand new mama, needs for healthy cooking inspiration. The cookbook claims that all recipes can be made in 30 to 40 minutes or less.
- Vegetable/Seafood Steamer: This simple item steams ingredients in the microwave for great tasting food that's oil free. Done and done.
The gift-giving holidays are just around the corner and to spare you some of the last-minute shopping stress the Sugar sites are creating ever-helpful gift guides.
Hopefully, we all have a healthy cook in our lives. Someone who can whip up an egg white omelette that not only tastes divine, but that is low cal and heart healthy. Here are a few ways to show some love to the healthy cook in your life this holiday season.
- Misto Olive Oil Sprayer: The most affordable way, calorie wise, to make sure your sauté doesn't stick is the Misto. You can fill the canister up with your favorite cooking oil to lightly mist your cooking surface. To avoid over dressing your greens, you can mist salads too. Plus the Misto is reusable so you also create less landfill.
- "Bite Me" Apron: Keep your healthy foodie dressed for the role with a healthy message apron, part of the FoodTee line by Diet Detective. Chomping on a carrot is definitely a healthy kitchen activity.
- Cast Iron Skillet: Cooking with cast iron means crazy chemicals will not leak into your food, but iron will! Plus lifting this roomy skillet is also a great arm workout.