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Food & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner. This Food & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide is great for a friend or family member who is a health & wellness enthusiast. It’s also a great time to stock up on a new kitchen gadget or other food & wellness products that you may be able to find on sale during the holiday time.

My Food & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide includes some of my favorite kitchen gadgets as well as some more sustainable and nontoxic products. This list includes a variety of items, both big and small. It also covers a wide price range and gift items are listed from least expensive to most expensive.

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Kitchen Gift Items:

Stasher bags are sustainable, nontoxic food storage baggies! They are a great alternative to single-use plastic baggies. I love stasher bags because they are reusable and also dishwasher safe.

These oxo measuring cups are stainless steel. Measuring cups are commonly plastic, so switching to stainless steel measuring cups is another way to reduce everyday toxins. These measuring cups have magnets so they can stick together and are easy to store.

Glass Tupperware is a great alternative to plastic food storage containers. It is still microwave and dishwasher safe, but it is nontoxic! Plastic can interact with our food, especially when heated.

If you like to make your own potato chips or veggie chips, a mandolin slicer may be for you. This is the particular model that I have and it works great! It has different settings based on thickness and it can cut foods into both chips and fry shapes. Sweet potato chips are probably my favorite thing to make with this gadget. I love using sweet potato chips to make nachos. Check out my Sweet Potato Nachos recipe.

As you may have noticed, I try to reduce my everyday toxins. This is not only better for your health, but it’s also usually better for the environment as well. A big component of nontoxic living is reducing plastic. I used to use plastic cutting boards, but have recently made the switch over to wood cutting boards. I have two GOOS cutting boards and think they are a very good quality. To read more of my posts about nontoxing living, check out my Nontoxic Living tab.

I’m not sure if I love my Vitamix or my air fryer more. I also probably use my air fryer everyday. I love the Ninja Air Fryer because it does four functions- air fry, roast, dehydrate, and reheat. Not only do I use it to air fry and dehydrate foods, but I use it to roast foods all of the time. It’s great because you can put your vegetables (or whatever other food you are roasting) in the the air fryer, click roast, set the time, and that’s it! No mixing is required. Because of this, I roast foods in my air fryer now often that I roast foods in the oven or on stovetop. It doesn’t require you to constantly mix the foods and it cooks much faster! Two of my favorite recipes to make in the air fryer are my Air-Fried Chicken Nuggets and Cauliflower Nuggets recipes.

I love my Vitamix blender. I use it everyday and it works great. It is an incredibly powerful blender and it’s great to use to make smoothies. The only downside to the blender is that the model I have is pretty large. If you are tight on kitchen space, you may want to consider a smaller blender. Looking for some smoothie recipes? Look no further- check out my Smoothie Tab for numerous healthy, smoothie recipes.

One thing to note is that the linked Ninja Air Fryer is a bit large. If you have limited kitchen space, you may want to consider a smaller model.

Having a good knife set is such a game changer. I just got this knife set over the last year and they are amazing. This is definitely on the pricier side, but I think they’re worth it. These knifes and very good quality and work great. One thing to note is that the knives in this set are hand wash only.

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Wellness Gift Items:

It’s no secret that I love Primally Pure nontoxic beauty products! The nontoxic deodorant is the first Primally Pure product that I had ever tried and it’s what got me hooked on their products. Prior to Primally Pure, I had tried numerous nontoxic deodorants and was unsuccessful in finding ones that were functional. I love Primally Pure’s nontoxic deodorant because it actually works. Read more about my experience finding nontoxic deodorant, view my post here.

I also love the Primally Pure mists, facial oils, and dry shampoo. Check my Discount Codes to receive 15% off your Primally Pure order.

Beauty Counter is a nontoxic beauty company. They make a variety of skincare as well as makeup products. I use a ton of their products, including the shampoo, foundation, eyebrow gel, eyeliner, mascara, sunscreen etc. What’s really cool about Beauty Counter is that the products are EWG Verified. EWG Verified is the best score that a product can receive from EWG. It means that the product has met the company’s strictest standards for health. To learn more about what EWG Verified means click here.

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Well By Mel

Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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